Culdrose footballer wins award for Cornwall
A member of Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose’s Football Club has been presented with a prestigious Football Association Award for his dedication and work with Cornwall County Football Association.
Lieutenant Commander Andrew Plenty’s was presented with “Community Volunteer of the Year 2013 Award for Cornwall” at the Cornwall FA Headquarters in Bodmin on Tuesday 21st May. The award is in recognition of his outstanding contribution to grassroots football in Cornwall.
Dawn Aberdeen the Chief Executive Officer of Cornwall County Football Association who presented the award said, “The grassroots awards are a chance for us to recognise those volunteers, coaches and clubs that sacrifice so much throughout the year and say thank you to them. We are delighted that The FA and McDonald’s have provided us with the opportunity to recognise them through The FA Community Awards and we wish them all the best at regional and hopefully national stages of the Awards.”
Commonly known throughout Cornish football as “Scooby”, Lt Cdr Plenty from Praa Sands, near Penzance has been involved with RNAS Culdrose Football Club for over 20 years as a player, manager as well as various roles on the committee and is currently the Vice Chairman of RNAS Culdrose FC and Chairman of Culdrose Youth FC.
He is also on the committee of the Trelawny Football League as FA Charter Standard Co-ordinator and has been pivotal in the league being awarded FA Charter Standard League status. This has required sixty per cent of all teams in the league achieving the FA Charter Standard ‘Adult Club’ award. “Scooby” has worked closely with all the secretaries of the League’s Sixty three clubs, whom he offered guidance and support in submitting their applications for the award.
“Scooby” is very proud of his achievement and his contribution to Royal Naval and county football in Cornwall. “It’s always been a major part of my life. I am very proud to have been involved with RNAS Culdrose Football Club for 20 years and in recent seasons with our Youth teams. I have been very fortunate to have met some wonderful people within the Cornish football community. It was an honour to have been just considered, let alone win it as there are so many worthy volunteers that dedicate their free time to football in the Duchy. I also have a very understanding wife!”