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FOOTBALL: Youth league's top honour
10:30am Wednesday 2nd October 2013 in Sport
THE Oxford Mail Youth League won two honours at the Oxfordshire Football Association awards night. They picked up both the Charter Standard League and Youth Respect League of the year accolades.
More than 100 representatives from local grassroots football were present, with 16 winners and 31 nominees commemorated for their efforts in developing football in the county. Wychwood’s Lee Woodward won the coach of the year award.
Among the others to receive recognition were Garden City’s Andrew Cassettari, who received the outstanding contribution to grassroots football award, while Kidlington Youth’s Paula Wynn was presented with the club welfare officer of the year accolade.
Bob Watts was recognised with the OFA Long Service award for 50 years of work in the game. Watts began as club secretary at Brize Norton in 1963 and moved onto roles with the Witney & District FA and then as the west divisional representative for the OFA.
Young Volunteer: L Smith (Kidlington Youth). Coach: L Woodward (Wychwood). Charter Standard Club Volunteer: A Callen (Carterton). Charter Standard League: Oxford Mail Youth League. Doug Watts referee of the year: C Grove. Ray Mills bursary awards: J Benson & T Juszczak (Charlbury). Club Welfare Officer of the year: P Wynn (Kidlington Youth). FA Carlsberg Referee Award: J Chappell. Youth League Respect Award: Oxford Mail Youth League. Adult League Respect Award: Banbury District & Lord Jersey FA. Charter Standard Club: Stonesfield Strikers. Charter Standard Development Club: Garden City. Charter Standard Community Club: Summertown Stars. Outstanding Contribution to Grassroots Football: A Cassetari. OFA Long Service Award: B Watts.
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