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Kent FA shortlisted for 2023 County FA Recognition Award

We have been listed in the Brand Engagement category for the 2023 County FA Recognition Awards.

The Kent Football Association has been successfully shortlisted for the Brand Engagement award at the 2023 County FA Recognition Awards for the Kent Football Show.

The Awards, which will be announced at Wembley Stadium connected by EE on Thursday 23 November 2023, 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 242 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 twelve categories which will be recognised at the awards are:

  • Brand Engagement
  • Coach Development
  • Employee Wellbeing & Engagement
  • Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Facility Development
  • Football Development
  • Partnership
  • Positive Football Environment
  • Referee Development
  • Special recognition
  • Women & Girls
  • Youth Engagement

About The Kent Football Show 

Kent FA has made the final shortlist for the Brand Engagement award for The Kent Football Show. The Kent Football Show is a bi-monthly YouTube show, presented by talkSport and Sky Sports presenter Kweku Afari, to give the Kent grassroots football community a voice as they become the stars of the show, talking about the incredible work they carry out to develop and grow the game in Kent.

Since the show launched in January 2023, and at the time of writing, we have:

  • Enjoyed 10,539 YouTube video views
  • 24,346 impressions 
  • 363 hours watched 
  • Featured a combination of 34 clubs, leagues, volunteers & match officials
  • 125 new subscribers to the Kent FA YouTube channel

Kent FA CEO, Darryl Haden said: "We are delighted to have been shortlisted for the Brand Engagement category at the 2023 County FA Recognition Awards for our work with The Kent Football Show. The idea behind the show was to give our Kent football community a voice and shine a light on the beautiful game from across Kent. This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone at the Kent FA. We look forward to finding out whether we have been successful on the night and would like to congratulate all the County FA's who have been shortlisted.”

The FA’s Head of Operations for Grassroots Football, Tim Foster added: “I’d like to congratulate the Kent FA in making the final shortlist for the Brand Engagement award and all of the other shortlisted County FAs in what has been a record-breaking number of submissions this year. 

It has been fantastic to see such a strong selection of programmes and projects entered across the twelve categories, and we look forward to hosting our County FAs at Wembley Stadium in November to thank them for all they do in serving our national game.”

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