TWO Powys women are celebrating after recognition at the Football Association of Wales (FAW) McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards in Cardiff over the weekend.

The annual event honours the heroes of Welsh grassroots football with deserving volunteers from across the country given awards for their contribution to grassroots football in Wales.

The Volunteer of the Year accolade was awarded to Eva Bredsdorff who has been the club secretary for four years at Welshpool Town Football Club.

Her latest work includes securing a solar panel grant, club equipment, in addition to new pitches for the junior section, to ensure the club are equipped for the next 25 years.


Eva said: "I am incredibly proud to have been nominated for and awarded the award of Volunteer of the Year but also overwhelmed by the many messages and reactions I have received on social media and in person.

"It was an amazing evening in Cardiff with the FAW focusing on the army of volunteers that makes grassroots football possible. "

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I am very grateful to Chris Roberts - chair of Welshpool Town FC - who nominated me and to all at the club, who are always very supportive.

"A big thank you to all at the FAW including Mark Bull, our club development officer, who are always there to help and who make being a club secretary fun.

"Finally, I am lucky to have a supportive family, who copes with my hours spent at the laptop and out on the pitches with encouragement and good humour. "

County Times: Amu Hardy, Young Volunteer of the Year 2023.Amy Hardy, Young Volunteer of the Year 2023. Picture by John Smith/FAW.

Meanwhile Amy Hardy won Young Volunteer of the Year for contribution to girl’s grassroots football in Talgarth.

Amy is very popular with the U8 girls that she coaches and is a role model to the next generation.