Trojans Football Club coach, Gerry Colhoun has been shortlisted for the Irish FA’s ‘People’s Award’.
And with the deadline for the McDonald’s IFA Community Awards closing this Friday, August 23rd, the Derry public have been urged to vote for the local man.
Now in its third year, the awards recognise and reward the clubs, coaches and volunteers that make outstanding contributions to grassroots football across N. Ireland.
Gerry has been involved with grassroots football in Derry for over 30 years.
And during that time, his involvement in the local game has seen him work for many years as a club coach at Trojans before progressing to the role of district coach.
Gerry adopts a ‘football for all’ policy in his coaching sessions, welcoming players of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to the Games Development Centre as part of the ‘Football4Peace’ programme.
Gerry is up against Jimmy Short from Crumlin United and Albert Foundry’s John Moore for the award.
Commenting on the People’s Award, Pat Jennings, McDonald’s Head of Northern Ireland Football encouraged the people of Derry to get voting for Gerry.
“I’d encourage everyone in Derry to log on to the IrishFA website and vote for Gerry before the deadline passes.
“The People’s Award is one of the most popular categories in the McDonald’s Irish FA Community Awards and it’s fitting that the public get to have their say when choosing a winner.
“The awards form a key part of McDonald’s Community Partnership with the Irish FA.”
“And we have three incredibly strong candidates in John, Jimmy and Gerry and wish them all the best for the awards campaign.”
The award is decided by public vote, so if you’re keen to vote for Gerry then register your vote at www.irishfa.com/communityawards Voting closes at midnight on Friday.