East Riding FA Club of the Month – October 2021
The East Riding FA Club of the Month award recognizes the clubs in our county who are going above and beyond to create a fun, safe and inclusive environment for people to play and enjoy football.
These clubs are doing extraordinary things to support their community and are supported by volunteers who work tirelessly for the benefit of others.
The winner of this month’s award is Priory FC, a club that currently boasts over 17 teams and nearly 300 registered players with the youngest being 6 years and the oldest 60 years old.
Priory FC also recently moved into their brand-new home of Pride Park which is on First Lane in Hessle.
The club and its dedicated band of volunteers are being recognized for their efforts in not only increasing the number of teams it has in such a short space of time but also for their endeavours in creating a facility which is regarded as one of the best in the area.
The club also go to extraordinary lengths to ensure its players can attend training sessions and match days with a mini bus service provided for those who would otherwise not be able to attend.
When asked about how important it was for the club to have its own facility Club Secretary Emma Black said, “We are delighted to finally have our own facility, it gives us the security to move forward with our plan for continuing steady growth whilst maintaining the club’s values, that every child of any ability will be offered the chance to play safe, structured football.”
When asked what motivates the volunteers at the club to continue putting in so many hours of hard work Club Chairman Mally Black said, “We all feel it is necessary to give up as much time as possible so that we can instil values in our young people that will help shape the rest of their lives.”
With Priory FC proving to be more than just a football club for so many Club Chairman Mally Black was delighted to receive the club of the month award on behalf of every at the club; “This is fantastic for everyone at the club, and I am delighted that all their hard work and commitment has been recognised.”
Clubs and Participation Development Officer Chris Johnson said, “The work that everyone at Priory FC has put into developing a new home for the club is immense. The last 18 months have proved to be difficult for all our county’s clubs but despite that Priory FC have showed resolve and determination to continue with the progression of the club both on and off the pitch.”
Priory FC will now receive a nomination for Club of the Year at the 2022 FA and McDonalds Grassroots Football Awards.
If your club deserves recognition for the work, it does then please click here and make your nomination for next months award.