Silver service from football league

Pictured, from left, are Elaine Wilson, Jim Ely, Nigel Taylor and Roger Gell.
Pictured, from left, are Elaine Wilson, Jim Ely, Nigel Taylor and Roger Gell.

Representatives of the Boston Saturday Football League have received their Silver Award.

The framed certificate marks the news that the league was recognised as one of the Football Association’s top eight local league competitions in the country.

The award was handed out in recognition of the work done to raise standards in the behaviour of players as part of the FA’s RESPECT campaign.

Being named as the top league in the county won the Boston league the Bronze Award.

But the silver standard was bestowed upon the league when it was named the top league in the Midlands.

“The league has been running since 1898, and to receive this award in the FA’s 150th anniversary year makes it even more special,” said league chairman Roger Gell.

“I’m immensely proud that the league has received this award.”

The Boston league is the largest open-age male football league in the county, with more than 1,400 players signed on last season.

This campaign sees five new sides signed up to play, taking the total number to 50 teams registered to play in the four divisions, sponsored by the Taylors Garages group.

Pictured receiving the Silver Award are, from left, league secretary Elaine Wilson, vice-chairman Jim Ely, Nigel Taylor, managing director of Taylors, and Mr Gell.

For a review of last season’s four divisions, plus cup action, log on to www.bostonstandard.co.uk