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Secret football shirts for award winners!

We congratulated our "Spirit of Ibis Award" winners with a secret shirt reveal

In the world of football, sharing best practices and showcasing volunteer achievements is crucial. It inspires others and strengthens the entire network. This season, Ibis Junior Football Club achieved a remarkable feat: winning the Westmorland County FA Club of the Year Award in the Grassroots category.

A key contributor to their success was the creation of a unique award called the "Spirit of Ibis Award." This award fosters a fantastic culture of inclusive football, recognising players who go beyond traditional on-field accomplishments.

Winning the "Spirit of Ibis Award" isn't about scoring goals or making saves. It's about showcasing your talents and dedication in a different way: by supporting your teammates and creating a positive, fun, and inclusive environment.

Here's what it takes to be a "Spirit of Ibis Award" winner:

Respect: Demonstrating support, compassion, and kindness towards teammates, coaches, supporters, referees, and even the opposition.

Positivity: Bringing a friendly attitude, enjoyment to the game, and constant encouragement to teammates.

Team Player: Helping others, supporting the team on and off the field, and playing unselfishly.

Commitment: Always being engaged in training and matches, responding positively to guidance, challenges, and setbacks.

This award celebrates players who bring joy and passion to the game. And what better way to celebrate than with a secret football shirt?

The selection was completely random, including shirts from England, FC Utrecht, and even Mexican side Santos Laguna!

If you've read this article, consider how your club can reward players, parents, and coaches who embody these same valuable traits.

Also, if you club does some great work in this field, please let us know!