Crystal Palace FC Foundation have been nominated for a total of six out of 10 awards in the prestigious national Kickz Awards. That number of nominations for any club is totally unprecedented, with Palace competing against 44 other clubs across the country, punching way above our weight among much bigger clubs like Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Everton.
Kickz is the Foundation’s main youth engagement programme and provides quality sports provision linked to coaching, training and volunteering opportunities takes place in the more economically deprived neighbourhoods of Croydon, Bromley and Sutton. A list of the nominees are below:
Most Inspiring person – Danielle Towner [Foundation youth worker and programme lead]
Outstanding police contribution – PC Ashley Watson
Most inspiring Young person – Jack Richardson
Innovation award – Hearts and Minds
Football Achievement Award – Canterbury Road [Rio Ferguson, Aaron Abbott, Sam Marks, Louis Blake, Danny Williams, Charlie Gee, Courtney Pinnock coached by George Henry and Trevor Meader]
Volunteer of the Year Award – Aaron McGrath