St Albans City Youth win four community awards

St Albans & Harpenden Review: St Albans City Youth's winners pictured alongside mayor Cllr Annie Brewster St Albans City Youth's winners pictured alongside mayor Cllr Annie Brewster

St Albans City Youth enjoyed plenty of success at the Herts FA Community Awards at Sopwell House.

The young volunteer of the year went to City Youth’s Anthony Gosling. He is a sixth former at Nicholas Breakspear School and an Under-17 player for City Youth.

Gosling has taken full advantage of the school and club partnership by undertaking a number of learning experiences.

After each one he returns to the club and school and shares his newly learnt skills with others.

Gosling represented the county at the Football Futures annual training camp at St Georges last summer.

Following his performance he was invited to a multi-sport coach education event at Loughborough University alongside the top young coaches from the other sports including cricket and rugby.

The coach of the year went to Charlie Boswell who set up the St Albans Player Development Centres for players at every age group.

Boswell also worked with Ben Wells from the FA to introduce an extensive mentoring programme at the club.

City Youth reporter Terry Edwards was also recognised for over 25 years service in football.

The final presentation of the evening was for the outstanding contribution to community football award which went to City Youth’s David Wray.

England international Rachel Yankey was guest of honour and the mayor of St Albans, Cllr Annie Brewster, also attended the evening.

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