A DEDICATED volunteer to women’s football in this area has been recognised for her efforts.
Liz Anderson (pictured), from East Fife Ladies, has been named winner of the Scottish Football Assocation’s east area Best Volunteer in Girls’ and Women’s Football Award in the 2012 Scottish FA Grassroots Awards, presented by McDonald’s and the Sunday Mail.
The awards celebrate those young players, coaches and volunteers in the six Scottish FA regions who dedicate their time to supporting grassroots football in their local community.
Liz has played a huge part in the running of East Fife Ladies Football Club, which has seen her fulfil a number of roles including player-manager of the team, coach of the Under-15s, committee member, coach co-ordinator and fund-raiser.
She has also been instrumental in implementing a school to club programme that involves creating formal ties with the local schools in the Levenmouth area.
In the space of two years, Liz has managed to create a club that consists of regular football from children through to the adult game.
After collecting her award, she said: “It’s an honour to be recognised with the regional award.
“I feel very privileged to be involved in grassroots football and to work with some very dedicated and talented people.”
Liz will now be included in the national shortlist, with the national award winners being announced at at Hampden Park on Thursday, September 27.
Kevin Lee, football development officer, said: “Liz is a legend of the game in our eyes and it is right that we take the time, not just to recognise her dedication to the game, but also to say thank you for the enthusiasm and time that she give up.
“Without the thousands of volunteers, like her, dedicating their time and effort passing on their skills to others, grassroots football in local communities simply wouldn’t happen.”