The second Annual Awards Evening will be held on Monday February 1st at the Shropshire FA Headquarters with a 7.00pm start for recipients of the awards, followed by all guests at 7.30pm.
The inaugural Awards Evening held in October 2008 saw Joe Hart become the first current professional player to enter the Shropshire Schools and Colleges Hall of Fame, criteria for qualification being a Shropshire county schoolboy becoming a professional footballer who goes on to represent his country from U18 upwards.
Entering the SSCFA Hall of Fame this year will be local professional footballers David Edwards (Wolves & Wales); Billy Jones (Preston & England) & Jamie Tolley (Hereford & Wales). Life Memberships have been awarded to Liz Nicholson (Corporate Director for Children & Young People’s Services), who is retiring at the end of March after a decade with the former county council and the new Shropshire Council. Liz will be joined by Derek Passant (Joint Managing Director of Greenhous) & Peter Guy (Advertisement Director Shropshire Start) & Bob Ellis (former secretary of the Shropshire Schools Football Association). Dave Ralphs (Vice Chairman of Shropshire FA) and Trevor Owen (Shropshire FA) also receive Life Membership.
2008 AWARDS EVENING – 21st October 2008
A wide cross section of the supporters of schools football in Shropshire enjoyed a very successful evening at the home of the Shropshire Football Association, with whom SSCFA has been in a formal partnership for the past 12 years.
Supporters included key sponsors and the media, together with representatives from Shropshire County Council and Telford & Wrekin Council
The Awards made were:
A distinguished guest was Joe Hart (Oxon Primary School, Meole Brace School, Manchester City and England) who became the first current professional to enter the SSCFA Hall of Fame. His attendance, during a very busy personal footballing schedule, was especially appreciated.