Pollok’s Local football hero nominated for a national Scottish FA Award
Local ladies football luminary Jane Lavery seeks votes to be honoured as the Scottish FA and McDonald’s People’s Award Winner
Grassroots volunteer Jane Lavery from Glasgow needs your vote, after being nominated for the Scottish FA and McDonald’s People’s Award. Jane has been handpicked for the event after triumphantly winning Best Volunteer in Girls’ and Women’s Football in Glasgow – West Region.
The esteemed People’s Award, which is now in its sixth year, gives the public an opportunity to show their gratitude for a local hero by crowning them a national champion.
Jane has already been recognised at a regional level for her outstanding commitment and will join three other nominees from across Scotland who have beaten the tough competition to be shortlisted for the prestigious award.
Jane runs the under 9 & 11s girls teams at Pollok United Soccer Academy in addition to supporting the disability group. She regularly sacrifices her own time to travel considerable distances to facilitate coaching sessions. Always looking for innovative ways to grow the academies, Jane is a role model to all volunteers at the club. Jane has created a legacy for future young girls to have a pathway into football regardless of their ability.
Voting for the People’s Award opened on 27th August and will run until 17th September. Entries can be submitted via the Scottish FA website:http://grassroots.scottishfa.co.uk/.The winner, who receives the highest number of supporting votes, will be announced at the 2017 Grassroots Awards ceremony at Hampden Park on September 21st.
McDonald’s Head of Scottish Football and local sporting royalty, Kenny Dalglish said: “The Scottish FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Awards continue to recognise the dedicated grassroots heroes who ensure that young aspiring footballers get to play football in a fun and safe environment. Every year we get the chance to shine a light on the work of these volunteers and let them know they are deeply appreciated. Volunteers like Jane are a big part of their local community and now they need everyone in the community to get behind them for their chance to win this year’s People’s Award at this year SFA Grassroots Awards ceremony”
Jane regularly sacrifices her own time to travel considerable distances to facilitate coaching sessions. Always looking for innovative ways to grow the academies, Jane is a role model to all volunteers at the club. Jane has created a legacy for future young girls to have a pathway into football regardless of their ability. For that, Jane, we salute you!
To find out more about the Scottish FA Grassroots Awards, presented by McDonald’s and the Sunday Mail and to vote go to http://grassroots.scottishfa.co.uk/and follow @BetterPlayUK