The Awards, which were hosted at Wembley Stadium connected by EE, recognise and endorse the best projects, products and services delivered by County FAs over the past season while sharing best practice and learnings from around the country.
A record breaking 235 submissions were entered from the 50 County FAs operating across England, highlighting continuous improvements and showcasing how they are innovating to improve football and increase participation across all levels of the game.
The eleven categories 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
The Kent FA was handed the Digital Engagement for their Digital Workshops to Upskill Volunteers.
Darryl Haden, CEO, Kent FA said, "It's a great honour to receive this award, highlighting the positive impact our partnership with Sleeping Giant Media has had across the football community in Kent. Navigating the digital space is an important and often daunting area for grassroots clubs and volunteers. This partnership has improved club volunteers' confidence to develop this area of their club.”
The FA’s Director of Football Development, James Kendall added: “It gives us great pleasure to recognise and reward our County FAs and I want to thank each and every one of them for the vital work they deliver across their local communities, ensuring we continue to develop, promote and protect the game so it can be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of age, background or ability.
"I’d like to congratulate Kent FA in winning the Digital Engagement Award and all of the other County FAs for their dedication and achievements over the past two seasons.”