One of our many volunteers Terry Steptoe has been recognised by the FA having been shortlisted for an FA Grassroots Football Award in the category of Volunteer of the Year. The FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards are for people who make a positive difference in football. They recognise those individuals and groups who put their heart and soul and effort into the game. It’s our chance to celebrate fantastic work – and say thank you for inspiring us all to aim for greatness. Thousands of people across the UK have been nominated for this award and for Terry to be shortlisted into the final group is a massive achievement. For those of you who don't know Terry and the work he does for Bedworth United here is a brief description of just a few of the things Terry does. Daily rain or shine you will see Terry at The Oval emptying the bins, tidying up after training sessions and matches. You will see Terry on the gate looking after spectators and players on MATCHDAYS FOR MANY SECTIONS OF THE CLUB. He is a massive supporter of the Ladies TEAMS and his effort and time is priceless to our local town club. Terry does all of the little things that many would not notice, without Terry at times the club would struggle to run. He follows as many of the Bedworth teams as he can and is regularly seen watching the youth and the juniors as well as the first team and ladies. Terry is a GREENBACK through and through. Just to explain to you how much Terry thinks about the club and cares I want to tell you a small story. Late last year Terry had a health scare that would have put most people out of action for at least a couple of weeks but not Terry from his hospital bed on the day his health scare started he rang me to remind me to put the bins out as they were full. He was let out of hospital on told to rest for a couple of weeks not Terry he was discharged on the Saturday the ladies had a home team game on the Sunday I went to sort out the changing rooms for them but who do I see in the changing rooms already sorting them and sweeping them out against doctors orders but Terry. The saying you cant keep a good man down definitely applies to this man. There are numerous stories that everyone associated with the club could tell you about Terry but there just isn't enough space here. Please if you spot him around the club PLEASE STOP AND CHAT and show that EVERYONE appreciate's the efforts he puts in for all of us from the youngest player in the tots to the oldest in the walking football. Without Terry the OVAL would not be as nice a place to play or watch football. Terry is one of a wonderful group of volunteers at our community club, we are so so lucky to have such a valuable group of people. The awards event will be held on the 15th July Wolverhampton Wanderers FC Moulineux ground. So please everyone keep your fingers crossed that Terry gets a further recognition of his sterling work If you would like to volunteer or can spare a few hours here and there please contact the Stadium Manager Stuart Roe, all help would be appreciated!