All the winners from the Berkshire Football Awards 2023

Maidenhead United's Berkshire Football Award winners. Photo: Neil Graham.
Maidenhead United's Berkshire Football Award winners. Photo: Neil Graham.
Football in Berkshire's annual celebration saw the grassroots football community descend on Reading

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On Wednesday 21st June Football in Berkshire welcomed 150 people to Double Barrelled Brewery in Reading for the Berkshire Football Awards supported by Eddie Stobart Logistics.

Hosted by Sky Sports News presenter Tom White, the night saw 16 awards given out with medals also presented to everyone who made the Short List.

Below is a full rundown of all the winners. If you’d like to rewatch the event and listen again to the speeches, FiB is uploading clips of the entire evening to YouTube here.

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Match Day Experience

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Burnham FC

Shortlisted: Ascot United, Hungerford Town & Yateley United

Mike Hall, Harry Grant and Tom White. Photo: Neil Graham.
Mike Hall, Harry Grant and Tom White. Photo: Neil Graham.

Supporter of the Season

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Owen Armstrong (Thatcham Town)

Amy Smith from Rural Pie Co, Owen Armstrong and Tom White. Photo: Neil Graham.
Amy Smith from Rural Pie Co, Owen Armstrong and Tom White. Photo: Neil Graham.

Shortlisted: Ella-Jade Ryan (Hungerford Town), Mark Ashwell (Wokingham & Emmbrook), Steve Witty (Bracknell Town)

Mark Ashwell, Mike Hall and Tom White. Photo: Neil Graham.
Mark Ashwell, Mike Hall and Tom White. Photo: Neil Graham.

Volunteer of the Season

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Jade Dobson (Eversley & California)

Shortlisted: Rob Challis (Binfield), Fiona Surtees (Woodley United), Sue Shiel (Slough Town)

Andrew Spiers, Fiona Surtees, Sue Shiel and Tom White. Photo: Neil Graham.
Andrew Spiers, Fiona Surtees, Sue Shiel and Tom White. Photo: Neil Graham.

Best Image

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Andy Wicks (Woodley United Women)

Shortlisted: Gary House, Jeff Youd (Hungerford Town), Richard Milam (Eversley & California)

Richard Milam, Gary House, Mike Hall and Tom White. Photo: Neil Graham.
Richard Milam, Gary House, Mike Hall and Tom White. Photo: Neil Graham.

Goal of the Season

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Anja Harper (Maidenhead United)

Shortlisted: Kacper Malinowski (AFC Aldermaston), Kai Walters (Ascot United), Reece Smith (Maidenhead United)

Kai Walters and Tom White. Photo: Neil Graham.
Kai Walters and Tom White. Photo: Neil Graham.

Best Website or Blog

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Binfield

Shortlisted: Yateley United YouTube, Daniel Rhoades-Walkley, Hype Train

Dan Walkley, Rob Austin and Tom White. Photo: Neil Graham.
Dan Walkley, Rob Austin and Tom White. Photo: Neil Graham.

Best Content Creator

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Harry McBain (Wokingham & Emmbrook)

Shortlisted: Mollie Haines (Woodley United Women), Mattitude (Bracknell Town), Caversham United

Mollie Haines, Gemma Dye, Matt Josey, Paul Gutteridge and Tom White. Photo: Neil Graham.
Mollie Haines, Gemma Dye, Matt Josey, Paul Gutteridge and Tom White. Photo: Neil Graham.

Best Community Campaign or Content

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Wearing The Red & Green (Windsor & Eton) Collected on behalf of Michael Gegg by Steve Palmer

Shortlisted: Football 4 All (FC Bracknell), Caversham United, Breaking Barriers (Berks & Bucks FA)

Hans Cook, Caversham United and Tom White. Photo: Neil Graham.
Hans Cook, Caversham United and Tom White. Photo: Neil Graham.

Correspondent of the Season

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Dave Read (Wandering Tractor)

Shortlisted: Neal Jeffs (Ascot United), Joshua Browne (Maidenhead Advertiser), Robbie Stelling (Newbury Weekly News)

Neal Jeffs, Josh Browne, Robbie Stelling and Tom White. Photo: Neil Graham.
Neal Jeffs, Josh Browne, Robbie Stelling and Tom White. Photo: Neil Graham.

Manager of the Season

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Jamie Tompkins (Ascot United)

Shortlisted: Marc Surtees & Brian Lackey (Woodley United Women), Mollie Haines (Piggott School Girls Football), Carl Withers & Jamie McClurg (Bracknell Town)

Marc Surtees, Brian Lackey, Mollie Haines and Tom White. Photo: Neil Graham.
Marc Surtees, Brian Lackey, Mollie Haines and Tom White. Photo: Neil Graham.

Referee of the Season

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Jonathan Biss

Shortlisted: Daniel Edwards, Nick Pyne, Mark Firmager

Young Player of the Season (Male)

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Christian Johnson (Holyport)

Shortlisted: Kai Hobbs (Binfield), Kickie Dzimba (Holyport), Reece Smith (Maidenhead United)

Kai Hobbs and Tom White. Photo: Neil Graham.
Kai Hobbs and Tom White. Photo: Neil Graham.

Young Player of the Season (Female)

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Chloe Connor (Ascot United)

Shortlisted: Lily-May Varney (Eversley & California), Mollie Steadman (Woodley United), Lydia Vettese (Maidenhead United)

Lilly-May Varney, Mollie Steadman, Lydia Vettese and Tom White. Photo: Neil Graham.
Lilly-May Varney, Mollie Steadman, Lydia Vettese and Tom White. Photo: Neil Graham.

Player of the Season (Male)

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George Lock (Ascot United)

George Lock and Tom White. Photo: Neil Graham.
George Lock and Tom White. Photo: Neil Graham.

Shortlisted: Eddie Lazarczuk (Reading City), Joe Grant (Bracknell Town), Matty Lench (Slough Town)

Player of the Season (Female)

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Kajal Malhotra (Maidenhead United)

Kajal Malhotra and Tom White. Photo: Neil Graham.
Kajal Malhotra and Tom White. Photo: Neil Graham.

Shortlisted: Gemma Sims (Woodley United), Sarah Lawrence (Woodley United), Naomi Paxford (Burghfield)

Naomi Paxford, Gemma Sims, Sarah Lawrence and Tom White. Photo: Neil Graham.
Naomi Paxford, Gemma Sims, Sarah Lawrence and Tom White. Photo: Neil Graham.

The Darrell Freeland Award for Service to the Local Game

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Berkshire Football Awards news​

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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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