Award winning Frank

Frank Holliday of Droitwich Spa Boys and Girls FC was a winner at the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Sports awards.

Frank award winner

Droitwich Spa Boys and Girls FC stalwart Frank Holliday received the unsung hero accolade.

The event at Worcester Warriors Rugby Club was attended by a host of Team GB Olympians and Paralympians as well as 250 amateur and professional sports people Olympic gold medal winning rower Zac Purchase was guest speaker during a glittering evening of recognition for local sport.

Frank saw his years of dedication to Droitwich Spa Boys and Girls rewarded.

He was one of the original parents when the club formed in the 1979-80 season and has seen sons Simon and Andy progress through.

During his time the 69-year-old has held many roles, including chairman, and is currently mini co-ordinator, playing an important role making sure the club’s juniors can enjoy their football at St Peter’s Field on Saturday mornings. He gives up 17 hours a week preparing pitches, dealing with parents’ queries and attending various meetings.

He said: “I mark out the pitches and make sure everything organised. It’s amazing we only had one team when the club started out 34 years ago and now we’re one of the four biggest clubs in the region.

“We have 350 boys and girls playing as well as countless volunteers devoting their time to the club, it’s a huge effort by everyone.”

Frank, who enjoys watching grandson Finley play for the under-7s, has also been shortlisted for the BBC Midlands Unsung Hero award.

The Club wishes Frank lots of luck with this nomination as it is fully deserved.

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