Middlesex FA-affiliated Uxbridge Amblers Walking Football Club has been nominated for an accolade at this year’s London Sports Awards.
The club has been shortlisted for Club of the Year, as a result of their work in the active social arena. With the Club of the Year just one of eight award categories up for grabs – and with over 350 nominations submitted – it is a fantastic achievement in itself for Uxbridge Amblers.
“It is amazing, especially as we’re only a young club of four years, in addition to the fact that we play Walking Football and are at the older end of the grassroots age spectrum,” said Mick Geraghty, the club’s secretary.
“The success of Uxbridge Amblers, both on and off the field, is shared with the Mars Just Play scheme – who helped us start the club, Middlesex FA for their continued support in developing Walking Football and the London Borough of Hillingdon, who continue to support our community-based projects.”
One of the considerable number of community-based projects is what brought the club the nomination on this particular occasion. The club feature on a radio programme earlier this month on BBC Radio London, where club work in the area of Dementia Friends with the Silver Foxes Memory Group was featured.
This area of community operation is particularly close to the hearts of secretary Mick, chairman Mick Harvey and treasurer John Handell.
The London Sports Award winners will be announced at a dinner on 14th March 2019 at Twickenham.