County FA recognition awards

County FA Recognition Awards 2023

Surrey FA has been successfully shortlisted for 3 separate award categories

Surrey County Football Association has been successfully shortlisted for 3 separate award categories at the upcoming 2023 County FA Recognition Awards. 

The Awards, which will be announced at Wembley Stadium connected by EE on Thursday 23 November 2023, recognise and endorse the best projects, products and services delivered by County FAs over the past season while sharing best practice and learnings from around the country. 

A record breaking 242 submissions have been entered from the 50 County FAs operating across England, highlighting continuous improvements and showcasing how they are innovating to improve grassroots football and increase participation across all levels of the game.  

The twelve categories which will be recognised at the awards are:  

Brand Engagement

Coach Development

Employee Wellbeing & Engagement

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Facility Development

Football Development


Positive Football Environment

Referee Development

Special recognition

Women & Girls

Youth Engagement

Surrey FA has made the final shortlist for:

The Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Award for our Unite Through Football project, designed to support refugees by offering them the chance to participate in sporting activities.

The Partnership Award for our newly launched partnership with THORPE PARK RESORT, based on shared values when supporting young people in football at a grassroots level.

The Youth Engagement Award for the Surrey FA Youth Forum, which provides a voice for all children and young people to influence change, through various projects and events. 

Surrey FA CEO, Sally Lockyer said: 

“It is gratifying to be recognised by The FA for the outstanding work of the collective team. We have made great strides in delivering against our strategy, and to be nominated for these awards is a clear reminder that our work within the county is being recognized at a national level. A special thank you to everyone who plays their part in supporting Surrey FA.” 

The FA’s Head of Operations for Grassroots Football, Tim Foster added: 

“I’d like to congratulate Surrey FA in making the final shortlist for these awards, and all of the other shortlisted County FAs in what has been a record-breaking number of submissions this year. It has been fantastic to see such a strong selection of programmes and projects entered across the twelve categories, and we look forward to hosting our County FAs at Wembley Stadium in November to thank them for all they do in serving our national game.”