FA Women’s Football Awards – Wembley – 18th November 2016.

Having been nominated by Thura Win, it was with great pride to learn that the Crawley Old Girls had been successful in the nominations and were then invited to attend the Women’s Football Awards, at Wembley, as a nominee for the FA’s #We Can Play Participation Award.  Each year the FA Women’s Awards celebrate the achievements in Women’s Football and in its eighteenth year, it was another fantastic evening which saw the likes of FFD Ambassador (and friend of the COGs) Jordan Nobbs win Player of the Year.

Nominations were requested from the public for the #We Can Play Award.

“This Award celebrates The FA #WeCanPlay campaign in encouraging more girls to believe that football is a sport for them and recognises the success of grassroots football development programmes that have inspired women and girls to play football.

As well as collecting their trophy at the Awards Ceremony, the winning organisation will also receive a visit from an England Lioness and a coaching session from a member of The FA Women’s International Coaching Team.”

All was embargoed until the evening and I think it was fair to say that when it was announced Carol Bates, Marcus Doyle and Amy Fazackerley were actually at the Awards, it was a great surprise to all the COGs!


The evening was attended by the most influential people in Women’s Football, including Greg Clarke – FA Chief Executive and the Lionesses.


The Award also included a visit from a Lioness and a coaching session from a member of the FA’s International Women’s Coaching Team.

The Crawley Old Girls are very proud to have won this Award and are continuing to recruit and spread the word of “old girls” football across the Country.   We hope, one day, that this project will run throughout the UK.

The Crawley Town Community Foundation and EFL Trust were extremely proud of the Crawley Old Girls after winning the Award.  Without the help, support and encouragement of both, this wouldn’t have been possible.  Thank you!

Community Foundation Website link:  http://www.ctcommunityfoundation.com/single-post/2016/11/22/COGS-Our-Crawley-COGS-are-National-Winners

EFL Trust Website link:   http://www.efltrust.com/crawley-old-girls-pick-prestigious-fa-award/

The FA Women’s Award Website link:  http://www.thefa.com/news/2016/nov/18/fa-womens-football-awards-181116