Berkshire football shirt auction in aid of Launchpad Reading

The auction opens on Wednesday 21st June at 6pm

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At the 2023 Berkshire Football Awards we thought we’d try something a little different to raise some valuable charity cash.

As part of the awards night on Wednesday 21st June – hosted by Sky Sports News’ Tom White at Double Barrelled Brewery in Reading – we are holding a Silent Football Shirt auction with items donated by our local clubs. We have 17 shirts available to bid on at the time of writing

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It’s not just your Ascot’s, your Holyport’s and your Windsor’s thought, we’ve also got a very special set of shirts designed to help fund a Futsal tournament in the Federated State of Micronesia – if you want to know more about why we’re doing this, head here.

The silent auction will raise money for Reading homeless charity Launchpad, based in the town centre. From their website: “Launchpad is Reading’s leading homelessness prevention charity, providing vital information and support for individuals, couples and families who don’t have a stable place to live or are at risk of losing their home.

“With your support and generosity, last year we helped over 1,100 people in housing crisis in Reading to get back on their feet.”

How to make a bid

Football in Berkshire has set the auction up with GalaBid. All you need to do to be part of it is head to https://app.galabid.com/berkshire-shirts and click on the ‘Register’ button.

You can register in advance, but the auction opens on Wednesday 21st June at 6pm and will close on Friday 23rd June at 5pm.

There you will also see a full list of shirts that are up for auction.

Thank you to all the clubs that have donated.

Check out all the shirts:

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NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED!

Yes! The awards are taking place at the marvellous Double-Barrelled Brewery in Reading and we’ll have food available. Tickets will be limited but on sale from 29th May. If you’d like to know when so you don’t miss out, make sure you’ve signed up to our email newsletter here.

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 Monday 27th May 2024.

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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