Matt was nominated for his commitment and passion to the team; also bringing a positive community ethos to the environment that creates a happy place for players to develop their skills. He also brings with him a wealth of experience both on and off the field from his background in professional football. We caught up with Matt and the team after he received his award, here’s what they had to say.
What does it mean to you to have won the Grassroots Adult Coach of the Year Award?
“It means everything, it’s shared with all the other coaches. We’ve got a load of good coaches at the club and we share it with the players as well. I’m really grateful for it, so I want to thank everybody very much” – Matt Lawson, Adults Grassroots Coach of the Year 2020
“Matt has been really supportive to us all over the last 12 months that I’ve been here. He just creates such a brilliant environment, every week he teaches us something new, and we learn all the time” – Laura, Player for Bingham Town Ladies FC
“Matt provides us with all the opportunities we need, he makes the sessions fun and exciting. You want to be involved with the club, you make wearing Bingham Town on your chest proud, and you look forward to your Wednesday training and playing matches on a Sunday. Even if your matches don’t go so great, you know that he’s going to be there to provide you with the confidence and opportunities to keep improving.” – Libby, Player for Bingham Town Ladies FC
“He’s a 100% fella, he lives and breaths football. Always ringing me up to discuss the teams and tactics, he’s planning his sessions constantly. He puts a great big effort into it, I think the ladies certainly love coming down every week and participating in his sessions.” – Bingham Town Ladies Coach
On behalf of everyone at Nottinghamshire FA, we would like to wish Matt a huge congratulations on winning this award.