Eden pair rewarded for contributions to football

Date: Friday 14th July 2017
Michelle Carruthers receives her award from Tony Hills, regional supervisor for McDonald’s.
Michelle Carruthers receives her award from Tony Hills, regional supervisor for McDonald’s.

THIS year’s Cumberland FA community award-winners included two from Eden — Michelle Carruthers, a welfare officer, referee mentor and vice-chairman of the Penrith and District Junior League, and long-serving Penrith AFC player Willie Paul.

Will Paul, who received the Bob Turner Award.
Will Paul, who received the Bob Turner Award.

Now in their seventh year, the FA Community Awards presented by McDonald’s, aim to recognise and reward people across the county who make a different to grassroots football in Cumbria — the people who dedicate their time to developing tomorrow’s talent and help to ensure that the game is played in a safe environment, while delivering best practice throughout the clubs and volunteer workforce.

The ceremony was held at Hunday Manor Country House Hotel in Workington and a total of nine awards were presented, seven of which followed public nominations.

Full story in tomorrow's paper.