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Bracknell Football Awards celebrate the beautiful game

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Football In Bracknell Awards Night 2019 at , Binfield, Berkshire, United Kingdom on Wednesday 19 June 2019. Photo: Philip J.A Benton

BINFIELD Football club played host to the EPC Bracknell Football Awards to celebrate the beautiful game on a local scale.

The evening was hosted by Sky Sports News presenter Tom White, who guided the attendees through the celebration and presented several awards to the worthy winners in categories including: player of the season, referee of the season and volunteer of the season.

White then hosted a question and answers panel at the midway point of the event with Hungerford Town manager Ian Herring, Binfield chairman Bob Bacon and Woodley United Ladies co-manager Nuno Antunes.

Football in Berkshire also dedicated the final award of the evening, for service to the local game, to the late Darrell Freeland who had been a pioneer in helping to establish the ‘Football in Bracknell’ website.

“The Football in Bracknell website was setup by me and my friend Darrell Freeland. Darrel passed a way a couple of months ago and I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank this local football community for all the support and kind words that have been offered,” said co-founder of Football in Berkshire Tom Canning on the night of the event.

“It seemed fitting to rename this lifetime achievement award in his honour and focus on people who did what he did, dedicate himself to the local game in whatever format that takes.”

Football In Bracknell Awards Night 2019 at , Binfield, Berkshire, United Kingdom on Wednesday 19 June 2019. Photo: Philip J.A Benton

Award winners:

Best ground- The Rivermoor (Reading City)

Supporter of the season- David Bucktrout (Ascot United)

Volunteer of the season- Bobby Ellis (Binfield)

Best photo- Neil Graham (Joe Gater)

Best website or Social Media- Reading City

Outstanding contribution to local football– Neil Graham (FC Bracknell)

Manager of the Season- Jamie Tompkins (Ascot United)

Referee of the Season- James Knight (Bracknell Sunday League)

Young Player of the Season (Female)- Kiah Owen (Binfield)

Young Player of the Season (Male)- James Richardson (Ascot United)

Player of the Season (Female)- Charley Evans (Woodley United)

Player of the Season (Male)- Dan Roberts (Windsor/Slough Town)

Darrell Freeland Award for service to local game- Neville Batt

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