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Kent FA Shortlisted for 2022 County FA Recognition Awards

We're delighted to have been shortlisted in two categories in this year's County FA Recognition Awards.

Kent FA are thrilled to be shortlisted in two categories, Digital Engagement Award and Football Development Award at the 2022 County FA Recognition Awards. 

The Awards, which will be announced at Wembley Stadium connected by EE on Thursday 15 September 2022, recognise and endorse the best projects, products and services delivered by County FAs over the past two seasons while sharing best practice and learnings from around the country.

A record breaking 235 submissions have been entered from the 50 County FAs operating across England, highlighting continuous improvements and showcasing how they are innovating to improve grassroots football and increase participation across all levels of the game. 

The eleven categories which will be recognised at the awards were: 

Brand Engagement
Coach Development
Digital Engagement
Employee Engagement
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
Football Development
Insight & Data
Special recognition
Women & Girls
Youth Engagement

We have been shortlisted for the Digital Engagement Award for supporting and upskilling volunteers across their digital platforms and the Football Development Award for our player pathway guidance for parents and carers. 

Darryl Haden, Kent FA CEO said:
"We are delighted to have been shortlisted for the Football Development and Digital Engagement categories at the 2022 County FA Recognition awards. This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the Kent FA team. We look forward to finding out whether we have been successful on the 15th of September. ”

The FA’s Head of Operations for Grassroots Football, Tim Foster added: “I’d like to congratulate Kent FA in making the final shortlist for the Digital Engagement Award and Football Development Award, and all of the other County FAs for their excellent submissions which are testament to their dedication and achievements over the past two seasons.

“The long-standing partnership between the FA and County FAs is a crucial part of our long-term strategy for grassroots football. The partnership is committed to serving those that participate and are involved in the game, and providing the leadership needed to ensure future generations continue to enjoy and benefit from our national game.

“We look forward to recognising and rewarding our County FAs at Wembley Stadium in September and thanking each and every one of them for the vital work they deliver across their local communities.” 

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