Cristina Sarmiento up for Berkshire Football Award

Cristina Sarmiento Carrasco. Photo: Gary K Mann.
Cristina Sarmiento Carrasco. Photo: Gary K Mann.
Maidenhead United Futsal's Cristina Sarmiento nominated for a Berkshire Football Award in the category of Player of the Season (Female). Nominations are open until Monday 27th May 2024

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Cristina Sarmiento is up for a Berkshire Football Award in the category of Player of the Season (Female).

The nomination we received for the award said: “In football it sometimes feels like it’s the flashiest players, the goalscorers, the loudest shouter or the biggest poster on social media that get all the credit. There’s more to a footballer (or in this case, futsal player) than the glory. Cristina (Crissy), has been a part of Reading Royals and now Maidenhead United almost since its inception. This season, despite multiple injuries and personal setbacks, Crissy’s dedication, enthusiasm and commitment to making the team the best it could possibly be is unmatched. Her ability to pick up teammates, inject positivity into any game, and generally how hard she works week-in, week-out to better herself and her teammates is something I’ve never seen in anyone else during my playing career. As a goalkeeper she’s always developing, as well as supporting the other keepers who start ahead of her – I know that’s sadly not the norm for a lot of players. Perhaps this isn’t exactly what most nominations for player of the season could be, but if there was a category for a player who not only stands out on the court, but off it as well in terms of how they support others and put the team ahead of themselves, it would have Crissy’s name on it. I’m proud to know her, and to share the court with her.”

Agree that Cristina Sarmiento should be up for the Player of the Season (Female) 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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