Bessacarr FC win major award

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BESSACARR FC were awarded the Charter Standard Community Club of the Year award at Sheffield & Hallamshire FA’s 2011 awards evening

The club opened a new state-of-the-art changing room facility at their Cantley Park base earlier this year.

Doncaster referees John Lees and Peter Griffiths, meanwhile, were honoured by by the Football Association for 50 years service to refereeing.

Lees and Griffiths both started out in the late 1950s and still carry out the role of assessors for the Doncaster & District Referees Society.

James Hope-Gill, of the FA, said “Sheffield & Hallamshire FA would like to congratulate all community football winners.

“It is extremely important that we honour our often unsung heroes within the football community.

“These awards are our opportunity to thank individuals for freely dedicating their time and effort to the game.”