Published on: 23 April 2021

Liv Hall, a 21-year-old junior football coach volunteer, has won the Nationwide Mutual Respect Award for March.

The award recognises outstanding contributions, achievements and behaviour in grassroots football by young players under 18, coaches, teams, parents and referees.

Inclusion and respect

Liv volunteers for Yorkshire Coast Football Academy based in Scarborough.

During lockdown, Liv has been doing weekly virtual calls with her under 8's team. Keeping them engaged, motivated and focused.

The Nationwide Mutual Respect Award panel said: "We are thrilled to give this prestigious accolade to Liv.

"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 girls with the same respect as they would if it was a boys team.

"Her team plays against an all-girls team in their league. It's great to see the team listening to Liv's words of advice about inclusion and respect."

The panel added: "Thank you for everything you do in your community and for the help you give to young people in your area through the power of positive football."

Liv received a trophy and won tickets to an upcoming England game.