Nicola Brown and Mark Bullingham

Surrey FA launch a new award to celebrate the female game 

A new Inspire: Female Football Award was presented at our annual awards ceremony last month

On Wednesday 24th August we held our annual awards at the Guildford Harbour Hotel, and to celebrate the Lionesses win at the WEUROs, we introduced a new award to champion someone who has made a difference to the Female game in Surrey. With the award being presented by CEO of the FA, Mark Bullingham. 

Our first winner of the Inspire: Female Football Award was awarded to Nicola Brown from Epsom and Ewell Colts. The new award, which was chosen by Surrey FA staff, was specially introduced this year as we continue to highlight the incredible work which is being done in the women and girls’ game across Surrey. 

Nicola has proactively sourced and inspired other females to not only get involved in playing but also coaching and is a role model for all those at her club, which was evident as she received the loudest applauds of the evening. 

Our women and girls’ Football Development Officer, Emma Eaton was in attendance and had the following to say: 
“We’re continuously inspired by Nicola’s achievements and her continued dedication to developing herself and her local community. The biggest thing that sets her apart, is her kind and humble nature which inspires everyone she works or plays with. She never seeks praise or merit for her achievements but selflessly dedicates so much time to growing the women and girls’ game in Surrey”

We were also delighted to welcome Mark Bullingham, CEO of The FA, to present the award. During the evening he spoke passionately on the FA’s commitment to the Women and Girls’ football and how we can use the WEUROs success as a platform to grow the game. 

If you would like to find out more about how you can get involved in the Women and Girls’ game head to our dedicated page on our website or contact Emma at

If you are interested in watching Women’s football in Surrey this season, you can find your local club by looking at our new map by following the link below. 

Women and Girls Map


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