Liv Hall, a 21-year old junior football coach volunteer for Yorkshire Coast Football Academy based in Scarborough, is the Nationwide Mutual Respect Award for March 2021.

The Nationwide Mutual Respect Award, as part of The Football Association’s Respect Campaign, aims to help make grassroots football more respectful and positive. The brand-new award recognises outstanding contributions, achievements and behaviour in grassroots football across the country by young players under the age of 18, coaches, teams, parents and referees.

The Nationwide Mutual Respect Award panel added: “We are thrilled to give this prestigious accolade to Liv. During lockdown Liv has been doing weekly zoom calls with her U8’s team to help keep them engaged, motivated and give them a focus during lockdown.

“As a female coach, Liv has conversations with her team about how boys and girls can play football together and that her players need to treat any girls with the same respect like they would normally if it was a boys team. Her team plays against an all-girls team in their league so it’s great to see the team listening to Liv’s words of advice about inclusion and respect towards all other children.

“Liv not only receives a trophy and the accolade of being the Nationwide Mutual Respect Award winner but also wins tickets to a forthcoming England game.

“Congratulations Liv for winning the Nationwide Mutual Respect Award for March – but more importantly – thank you for everything you do in your community and for the help that you give to young people in your area through the power of positive football.”

Nationwide’s target is to engage with one million parents and coaches in the FA Respect Campaign as a part of their three-year partnership.

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