Graham Fenney awarded British Empire Medal for services to grassroots football in St Helens

St Helens Star: Graham Fenney on the training ground Graham Fenney on the training ground

THE chairman of Rainford Rangers Junior Football Club - Graham Fenney - has been awarded the British Empire Medal for services to grassroots and youth football in St Helens.

A delighted Graham said: "I am absolutely delighted to have received such recognition for my work in grassroots football.

"It has been a joy and a pleasure to have worked with so many children of different abilities, I hope I have provided them with opportunities and life long memories.

"I must  acknowledge and thank my family for supporting me over the years and letting me indulge in my passion for grassroots football.

"I feel very proud I have been able to put something back into the game that has been so much part of my life.

"To receive a national award for something I have loved doing makes me feel truly honoured."

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