Ian Dawson earns Berkshire Football Awards nomination

Ian Dawson. Credit unknown.
Ian Dawson. Credit unknown.

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Windsor FC supporter Ian Dawson has picked up a Berkshire Football Awards nomination in the Ascot Sports Bar Supporter of the Season category.

As someone who, in a previous life, has regularly dressed up in a mascot costume, I can tell you it’s no picnic!

One nomination received said: “He’s been to every game this season, home and away. As the manager of the football club, I can tell you first-hand of the difference he has made with his positivity and support regardless of the result at Windsor FC.”

Another added: “Ian has gone to every Windsor FC game this season, rain or shine, home or away. Our season this year has been turbulent to say the least, despite this Ian gets behind the team every game. His passion and commitment is fantastic to see, after horrible away losses he is still there clapping the team off. He has also had previous spells as the club’s mascot ‘Scotty the Stag’ but he, unfortunately, had to stop. He is fully deserving of the award and I couldn’t think of a better winner.”

A third simply added: “This supporter never misses a game come rain or shine sleat or snow and gives huge encouragement and support off the pitch to the players individually as well.”

Do you think Ian is a worthy winner, or have you got other supporters to tell us about? Scroll down to fill out the nomination form for the Ascot Sports Bar Supporter of the Season award.

Side note, we cannot locate the original photographer of the image used. If it is you and you’d like it taken down or simply credited, please let us know. We would not normally use an uncredited image but felt it was important for Ian’s nomination.

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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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