Steven Knight shortlisted for Coach of the Year 2017

We are very pleased and proud to announce that one of our coaches, Steven Knight, was shortlisted for the Express and Echo Sports Awards “Coach of the Year” award.

This award recognises an individual who has demonstrated fantastic leadership within their chosen sport. This person has determination and drive that is infectious, They are someone who has worked tirelessly to achieve success.

Steve was coaching our Under 7’s which was in his first year of coaching, so it’s fantastic to achieve this nomination so early in his career. It just proves how successful the West Exe Youth Football Club pathway is for a child’s development, that parents and carers want to make a noise about it.

The Awards ceremony were held at St James Park, Exeter on Wednesday April 26th 2017, and was hosted by Mark Tyler, former ITV West Country Sports presenter, with Special Guest Speaker Sara Cox, the first female referee to join the RFU Professional Game Match Officials Team, and also officiated at the Rio Olympics 2016.

Thank you to all those who voted.

 

Image used: “Orkla Awards” (CC BY 2.0) by Orkla

Neil Popham

Neil is the West Exe Youth Football Club webmonkey. He maintains our website and advises on Internet communications. His son, Jasper, plays in the Under 10s. He probably gets a little too over-excited during tense games, which is pretty much all of them involving his son.