Ascot United’s ground nominated for Berkshire Football Award

The club house at Ascot United's Racecourse Ground. Photo: Tom Canning
Yellamen's Racecourse Ground has been nominated

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It’s been a big year for developments at Ascot United as the club unveiled its brand new artificial surface and venue improvements in October 2019.

Speaking on the Berkshire Football Stories podcast at the time, the club’s Director of Football Neil Richards explained that working with the Crown Estate and Ascot Racecourse had enabled the project to go ahead.

The maiden first team game on the pitch saw a bumper crowd at the Racecourse for the fixture against Guildford City which ended in a 3-0 defeat – at the time only the clubs second of the season.

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A big crowd at Ascot United’s opening night. Photo: Neil Graham / ngsportsphotography.com

Since then, the Yellamen under Jamie Tompkins settled in to their new home and were top of the Cherry Red Records Combined Counties League when the 2019/20 season was abandoned.

Now, the ground redevelopment that included a new stepped standing area outside the club house, has been nominated for a Berkshire Football Award supported by PlaySport in the category of Most Improved Ground.

The nomination reads: “The ground has been transformed, with not only a new pitch but excellent ground improvements including new terraces and viewing areas. We have also updated our audiovisual capability inside and out- including a brand new digital media screen.”

Want to vote for Ascot United’s Racecourse Ground as Most Improved or nominated another clubs ground – or in fact anything else. Fill out the form below.

Nominations are closed

Sorry, nominations for the 2020 awards are now closed.

Award Nomination Rules

  • Nominations will close at 10pm on Sunday 14th June 2020
  • Nominations must have an association with Berkshire, either through a club, competition or place of residence. For example, if you live in Basingstoke but volunteer at Thatcham Town, you would be eligible
  • The awards night will be on Wednesday 17th June 2020
  • You can nominate as many people as you like for each award
  • Due to difficulties in obtaining permissions under child protection law we won’t consider any player under the age of 16 for nomination in any of the categories

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Nominations will be open until midday on Monday 27th May 2024.

The Long List will be published on Wednesday 29th May and the Short List on Friday 31st May.

Once nomination window has closed, the nominations in each category will be put before a panel of judges for a decision, the top four announced online and the winners at the awards night on Wednesday 19th June.

We will accept nominations for people out of area, the only prerequisite is that the reason for nomination is that it must be because of an affiliation with a club we cover on Football in Berkshire (a full list is at the bottom of this page). We will present certificates and a trophy to the winners.

  • You can nominate as many people as you like for each award
  • Please try and avoid nominating your own family members.
  • Due to difficulties in obtaining permissions under child protection laws we won’t consider any player under the age of 16 for nomination in any of the categories

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Nominations for the 2024 Berkshire Football Awards are now closed!

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The Short List for each category will then be published at midday on Wednesday 29th May 2024. At that point, tickets will be made available to attend the awards night at Double-Barrelled Brewery in Reading on the evening of Wednesday 19th June 2024. If you’d like notification of when tickets are available, sign up to our newsletter here.

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