Caversham United’s Georgia Graham gets Berkshire Football Awards nomination

Georgia Graham, Caversham United Women manager. Photo: Oakmist Photography / https://www.oakmist.co.uk
Georgia Graham, Caversham United Women manager. Photo: Oakmist Photography / https://www.oakmist.co.uk

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Caversham United Women’s manager Georgia Graham has picked up a nod for the Berkshire Football Awards in the Eddie Stobart Manager of the Season category.

The Goats boss could still see her side finish in the top three of the Thames Valley Counties Women’s Football League Division One but the clubs crowning achievements in their first season were the cup runs – reaching the Berks & Bucks County FA Cup Final and facing QPR in the Vitality Women’s FA Cup.

Related: Listen to Georgia on the Berkshire Football Stories podcast

The nomination we received for Georgia said: “Caversham United Women were entering their debut season as a group. As many of the players had previous involvement in the TVCWFL, the team entered in Division One (Tier 7). They surpassed all expectations. After a slow start getting used to being Goats, Georgia expertly led the team to 9 wins in 10 games and of course the cup runs! In the Women’s FA Cup they beat Warminster Town and Eversley & California, and held their own against Tier 4 QPR Women away! In the League Cup – made the Quarter Finals, including a double-figure rout, but could not fulfil the QF due to squad availability. The Berks & Bucks FA Women’s Trophy they were beaten finalists. A superb run to get there and ultimately came up short on the big occasion. A phenomenal achievement in their first season as a team, which is strongly attributed to Georgia’s direction. Did I mention that she didn’t even want to be the manager, and only took the role due to injury…?”

Do you think Georgia is a worthy winner, or have you got other managers to tell us about? Scroll down to fill out the nomination form for the Eddie Stobart Manager of the Season (Female) award.

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Scroll down to the bottom of this article for the nomination form. Before you do that though, here’s what the judging panel are looking for when choosing the shortlist.

What’s the story? Tell us exactly why the person or place should be considered. We hate to get all ‘X Factor journey’ on you but the more detail you can include, the better we can argue for your nominee for the short list.

The sort of details we love to see include things like player awards, goals, clean sheets and any other significant contributions to the footballing community – obviously within the 2023/24 season.

We’ll publish all the nominees for the Berkshire Football Awards as we receive them.

You can view all the 2024 nominees so far here.

Want to know who’s previously won what at the Berkshire Football Awards? There’s a big long page with all the previous winners here.

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

Nomination Form

Nominations for the 2024 Berkshire Football Awards are now closed!

What’s next? Look out for the Long List of all the nominations which will be published here and across all our channels by midday on Wednesday 29th May 2024.

The Short List for each category will then be published at 2pm on Friday 31st 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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