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An award-winning football volunteer has recently been inducted into the Scottish Amateur Football League Hall of Fame.
Charlie Henderson, winner of last year’s McDonald’s Regional Grassroots Awards Best Volunteer in Adult Football for his contribution to Paisley FC, was recognised for 40 years of dedication in the new Hall of Fame.
Danny Bisland, club development manager for the Scottish FA’s West Region, said: “Having a vibrant volunteer workforce is vital for the health of the grassroots game in Scotland and a key objective of the One National Plan which is the new strategy for the non-professional game in Scotland, agreed by all nine affiliated national associations.
“People give up so much of their time for a love of football.
“Charlie’s contribution has been outstanding and it is fantastic he has been recognised again by being inducted into the Hall of Fame.”
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Charlie helped establish Paisley FC in 1974 and has been the driving force behind the club ever since.
Even a hip replacement and heart attack 10 years ago could not stop him from making sure the strips were washed, pitches booked, white lines painted out and referee paid to ensure that the boys get a game.
Charlie is still involved in the day-to-day running of the club to this day, helping to ensure that the club continues to grow and is seen as a key institution in the local community.
The Scottish FA Grassroots Awards aim to recognise and reward grassroots clubs, coaches and volunteers.
We know there are thousands of volunteers throughout Scotland who work tirelessly all year, come rain or shine, to provide opportunities for young players. These dedicated individuals put in countless hours, often over a number of years, to ensure grassroots football keeps going from strength to strength. So in order to recognise these amazing people we need you to nominate your #grassrootsheroes
This year we will host regional Grassroots Awards in each of our six regions, supported by McDonald’s and The Sunday Mail. The regional winners will be selected after voting closes on 27 May 2013 and celebrated at regional award ceremonies.
Our regional winners will then become the shortlist in the same category for our national awards along with three additional categories which recognises and rewards individuals and clubs across the country who make a difference to grassroots football in their local community.
National winners will be presented with their award by Kenny Dalglish and special guests at the annual national ceremony at Hampden in September 2013.
To vote click HERE.