Husband and wife double-act Pam and Roy Lomax have been honoured at The FA Community Awards presented by McDonald's.
The Awards, which shine a light on the tremendous efforts of the 400,000 volunteers who make grassroots football tick in England, gave the public the opportunity to vote on The People's Award.
Eight regional winners were selected for the shortlist thanks to their ‘Outstanding Contribution to Community Football’.
And the Lomaxes were crowned winners at a special ceremony at The FA Community Shield at Wembley, as Manchester United beat Wigan athletic 2-0.
The pair have dedicated nearly half a century to youth football. In 1967 they set up Mayford Athletic Boys FC in Woking, Surrey with money raised by holding jumble and garage sales, while Roy offered to fix people’s bicycles.
A year later with the club fully formed they joined the West Surrey Boys League as Pam and Roy also joined the league’s committee. They are both still active members of the committee.
Despite other commitments, the duo joined Westfield FC and Roy’s dedication was soon celebrated when he was appointed Life Vice President of Surrey County FA for his loyalty and services to youth football.
They are still both active members of the Surrey Youth League, with Roy their President and Pam recently appointed Life Vice President. In 2012, Pam also became a member of Surrey FA Council in recognition of her contribution to youth football in the county.
Football is a real family affair for the Lomaxes. Their son David has taken over from Pam as treasurer for the WSBL and their daughter, Linda, works with the SCFA. Even their grandson is involved as an active player in the Surrey Youth League.
After 50 years involved in the grassroots game, Pam and Roy are showing no signs of stopping yet and their People's Award is deserving recognition for their commitment to football.
Husband and wife double-act honoured with The People's Award