Daybreak highlights the Community AwardsSource: Geoffhurst.com
Date: 1 May 2011
It is to be a busy weekend for Sir Geoff Hurst. The Community Shield promises to be a match to remember with a Manchester derby kick starting the 2011/12 season at Wembley on Sunday, 7th August.
Watching the match with Sir Geoff will be the newly crowned winners of the FA Community Awards 2011. More than 1,800 nominations were received for the eight award categories. The Awards, which launched with McDonalds last year, aim to recognise and reward people across the country who make a difference to grassroots football in their local community.
Sir Geoff Hurst, talking while visiting his former club, Chelmsford Boys, said: 'Every player currently making a career out of football would have started at a grassroots level. To make it to the very top, players need to have commitment and dedication, as well as talent. But without the support and hard work of community volunteers and coaches, many of today's stars would not have made it."
Sir Geoff will appearing on Daybreak sofa (ITV) with the winner of the Young Volunteer of the Year on Monday morning at 6am. [read more on the McDonalds/FA Community Awards]
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