Sam Lock up for Berkshire Football Award

Now former Holyport manager Sam Lock nominated for a Berkshire Football Award in the category of Manager of the Season (Men's Game). Nominations are open until Monday 27th May 2024

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Sam Lock has been nominated for a Berkshire Football Award in the category of Manager of the Season (Men’s Game).

Lock – who announced he was stepping down from his Holyport role this week – was part of the backroom staff under Derek Sweetman before taking the top job in 2022.

One nomination for the award said: “Sam is one of the most driven, passionate and intelligent managers I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. He gives his absolute all to the boys and pushes them to be the best they can be, even when that means passing the players on to higher-level clubs. He puts countless hours of work in behind the scenes to ensure the boys are working hard, bettering their knowledge of the game on and off the pitch. His commitment to the team is simply unmatched, even getting myself and others to text him live updates of the games when he’s away on holiday. Being able to say he’s taken “little old Holyport” from a mid-table team to possibly making play-offs this season just shows it all.

Another added: “Outstanding leadership and management in taking a very small club/fish into a bigger pond and swim safely with the big sharks without getting bit badly too often. Developed and given opportunities to good young players with a hunger to improve and compete.”

Agree that Sam Lock should be up for the Manager of the Season award? Or do you have someone else in mind? Let us know in the nomination form below:

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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 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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