AFC Unity Awarded the FA’s Club Respect Award for 2016



We are proud to announce that AFC Unity has been identified as a joint national winner in the Women’s Pyramid System – Club Category.

According to the awarding body, the Football Association, ‘this award recognises AFC Unity’s exceptional work in offering an experience of football which is fair, safe and enjoyable.’

AFC Unity personnel will be going to Wembley Stadium on 7th of August, 2016 at the FA Community Shield to accept the award.


AFC Unity manager Jay Baker offered a brief statement: ‘This is the greatest achievement we’ve experienced in terms of football in our short but incredible history, and frankly my co-founder Jane Watkinson and I are astonished and overwhelmed that an alternative football club such as ourselves has been recognised in this way.’ He added, ‘Major thanks to Director of Football, Sarah Richards, for proposing the nomination, and to Nick Waterfield, and Sophie Hirst for clinching us the successful nomination itself!’

More information to follow.

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