Unsung Hero of the Month

Heather Jefferson

Unsung Hero of the Month
July 2023


The East Riding FA Unsung Hero of the Month award recognizes individuals in our county who are going above and beyond to create a fun, safe, and inclusive environment for people to play and enjoy football.

We know that grassroots football in our county is supported by an amazing group of people who put their heart and soul into supporting the game for the benefit of others. This award is our way of recognizing and celebrating their efforts.

The winner of this month’s award is Heather Jefferson.

Heather is a volunteer coach at Barton Inclusive Football Club – Hull and first became involved with the club in April 2021. After initially starting with the clubs U12s side Heather quickly caught the coaching bug and volunteered to coach at different age groups which included the clubs U16s side and adult team.

During this time Heather has also spent time undertaking a number of England Football Learning qualifications and most recently completed the EE Playmaker by England Football course.

Heather stands out because of her relatively young age and her dedication to coaching which is demonstrated by her capacity to combine coaching at BIFC – Hull whilst studying at college.

Its not just on the pitch where Heather stands out though. She will often be found at club events and is always ready to lend a helping hand.

Renowned for her infectious enthusiasm Heather is a shining light to other members of the club and plays an important in making grassroots football available to all.

East Riding FA participation and Communications Officer Chris Johnson said’ We are delighted to present Heather with her award. Heather is doing a fantastic job at BIFC – Hull and is a real inspiration to other young people at the club.”

If you know someone who deserves recognition for their contribution to grassroots football, then please click here and nominate them for next month’s award.