Burgess Hill Town FC were proud and honoured to be awarded two major awards at the Amex Stadium last night, home of Brighton & Hove Albion FC.

The Hillians were recognised winning the Grassroots Club of the Year (the 2nd time in the last 3 years) whilst also being awarded the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Award.

Chairman Vince Alfieri said “Off the pitch we have had some amazing news that our Club has received two awards by the FA.  Firstly, the big accolade of being awarded the Grassroots Club of the Year for the 2nd time in 3 years!  This is quite an achievement when you consider the amount of clubs there are in Sussex and it is clear recognition on the great work that all our volunteers do week in and week out across our Senior and Junior teams.  We also have our own Well-being centre called “The HuddL” helping individuals build confidence and resilience to life’s difficulties, we have a goalkeeper academy called the Stopper Squad working with 50 goalkeepers we have a girls section we over 150 girls playing for us and we have a team of over 40 volunteers who help maintain our stadium and help keep the lights on with the day to day struggles of operating a non league football team.  We have also won the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion award, I believe we are the first ever club in Sussex to win this award so again we should all be very proud of the work we do in this area and a special mention to Gayle Stephenson who led this on behalf of the club.  Well done to everybody who contributed to these amazing awards”.