AFC Fradley Extra Time

AFC Fradley named Staffordshire’s Club of the Month

A Lichfield football club has kicked off the new year in style after being presented with Staffordshire FA’s Club of the Month award.

AFC Fradley was established less than two years ago and already has 300 footballers playing across 20 teams every week.

The club’s 56 coaches and volunteers are now celebrating with players and their families after they were presented with Staffordshire Football Association’s Club of the Month for November and December.

Darren Peck, Chairman of AFC Fradley, said he was proud to accept the award. He said: “AFC Fradley prides itself on instilling values of teamwork, discipline, and respect – setting a standard for young players and inspiring, within the local community, a vision of what is achievable through dedication and a love for the sport.

“This award is not just a milestone for our club, but a celebration of the incredible passion, hard work, and commitment from all the coaches, volunteers, and families who make AFC Fradley what it is. It’s also a declaration to the professional football league – we are on our way!”

AFC Fradley has emerged as a powerhouse within the local football scene. The club, which currently caters to players from ages four to 50, not only fosters a love for the game but also serves as a platform for inclusion and diversity.

With specific programs for girls’ football, a dedicated disability team for those with special educational needs, and a comprehensive structure for both men and women’s teams, AFC Fradley epitomises the spirit and ethos of community-based sports.

Alex Scott, Senior Participation and Workforce Lead at the Staffordshire Football Association, said: “The impact AFC Fradley has had on grassroots football in our region has been outstanding. This dual recognition is richly deserved and we are passionate about continuing to support and work alongside such forward-thinking and inclusive clubs.”

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