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Employee Engagement Category winners at County FA recognition awards


 Nottinghamshire Football Association has landed the Employee Engagement Award at the
2022 County FA Recognition Awards for its Staff Wellbeing Group.


The Awards, which were hosted at Wembley Stadium connected by EE, recognise and endorse the best projects, products and services delivered by County FAs over the past season while sharing best practice and learnings from around the country. A record breaking 235 submissions were entered from the 50 County FAs operating across England, highlighting continuous improvements and showcasing how they are innovating to. improve football and increase participation across all levels of the game.


The eleven categories recognised at the awards were:

  •  Brand Engagement
  •  Coach Development
  •  Digital Engagement
  •  Employee Engagement
  •  Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
  •  Football Development
  •  Insight & Data
  •  Partnership
  •  Special recognition
  •  Women & Girls
  •  Youth Engagement

Nottinghamshire FA was handed the Employee Engagement for their Staff Wellbeing Group Initiative. The group is ran by a few staff members offering wellbeing and mental health support to Notts FA staff. The group delivers regular coffee mornings, wellbeing check ins and tasks, regular staff surveys ensuring the business are supporting all staff. The group also has a close link with the Notts FA board ensuring staff thoughts and opinions are consulted
when making business decisions. Everybody at Notts FA are very proud of the group and the opportunities Notts FA provide.


Elaine Oram, Nottinghamshire FA CEO said:

The wellbeing group was set up throughout the first lock down, as it was with everybody the staff were now working in a very different environment and we wanted to ensure all staff felt comfortable, had everything they needed to carry out their job at home and had support regarding their wellbeing throughout covid. The group has gone from strength to strength since and this showed within our latest state of play survey staff results showing
great staff cohesion. We are very proud of the team we have at Notts FA and the support we offer to our staff.


The FA’s Director of Football Development, James Kendall added:

“It gives us great pleasure to recognise and reward our County FAs and I want to thank each and every one of them for the vital work they deliver across their local communities, ensuring we continue to develop, promote and protect the game so it can be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of age, background or ability.


I’d like to congratulate Nottinghamshire FA in winning the Employee Engagement Award and all of the other County FAs for their dedication and achievements over the past two seasons.

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