Surrey FA is pleased to announce that Junior Elite FC coach, Winston Kelly, has been awarded 2 tickets to the upcoming FA Cup final, which will see Chelsea and Liverpool go head-to-head.
The tickets have been awarded by Surrey FA partner Specsavers, who have actively supported grassroots football in the county and share our enthusiasm for recognising positive role models within our community.
Winston has been a coach at Junior Elite FC, based in Croydon, for 23 years and remains completely dedicated to grassroots football. During his time at Junior Elite, Winston has worked with and helped to develop players such as Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Courtney Senior and Djed Spence. He is a positive role model to all the children, other coaches, and volunteers at the club.
Speaking to Surrey FA, Winston said: “It’s a great honour to receive these tickets based on my work within grassroots, I thoroughly enjoy what I do and have experienced multiple roles during my time at Junior Elite FC, from coaching to acting as club welfare officer.
"I’d like to thank Specsavers for offering me the chance to go to Wembley and enjoy the FA Cup final, it’s a real privilege and I’m extremely grateful.”
Davinia Hadley, Practice Manager for Specsavers in Dorking, said: “Winston is a perfect example of the good you can do in the community through grassroots sports. For over 20 years he has dedicated his time and focus to providing a space where children and young people from diverse backgrounds across South East London can develop their football skills and have fun at the same time. It’s why we are so pleased to award him with these tickets as appreciation for all he has done. We at Specsavers hope he has a wonderful time at the final.”