Kilgetty Association Football Club recently received further positive recognition from the FAW and McDonald’s, who selected them as regional winners for the FAW/ McDonald’s Glrassroots Football Awards.

Every season nominations are received for the FAW/ McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards, in late August Kilgetty received an email confirming:

“A regional selection panel met to discuss the nominations submitted and I’m pleased to confirm you have been shortlisted in the “Community Club Of The Year” category for the West Wales region.

The nomination for Kilgetty includes their recent work with girl’s football:

“Kilgetty AFC started a girls football club about a year ago. Many young girls joined up on day one and more as word spread, attracting girls who had never played football or experienced being part of a team before. The coaches harnessed this enthusiasm so brilliantly and have brought the girls on, from never kicking a ball to playing matches and festivals together. Working as teams, sharing in triumphs and defeats together, they have now grown to over 70 girls. Proud to be Kilgetty players and happy playing football, the families have come together to help make the girls club a huge success. This is the power and beauty of grassroots football in action. Children, families and volunteers making a difference, bringing a community together.”

Kilgetty AFC Chairman Lukas Gamble accepted an invitation to attended the FAW McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards ceremony for the West Wales region, where he was presented the award certificate, at McDonald’s in Carmarthen.

“We’re very pleased to be recognised as regional winners of the FAW/ McDonald’s Community Club Of The Year. Kilgetty AFC is all about community. Our comittee, volunteer coaches and supporters work hard to make our club a safe and fun place to train and play football. We continue to offer new and ongoing training sessions, matches and tournaments for over 200 players, including boys and girls aged 6 years and upwards. We’vep recently set up a Women’s team alongside our 2 senior men’s teams. A lot of hard work goes into the upkeep and running of the club, so it’s great to get such recognition.” Said Lukas Gamble.

After hundreds of nominations were received, six clubs, one from each area of Wales, have been selected to contest the ‘People’s Award.’ Kilgetty AFC as regional winners are now enterd into this further award, where the public will decide the “People’s Award” winner.

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