We are very proud to announce that the club has been awarded the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS).
The QAVS is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of the Queen's coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups.
Ross Juniors Chairman Jim Loftus and Girls Section Administrator Paul Flitney recently attended Buckingham Palace with other award winners from across the country. There will be an official presentation of the Queens award by Herefordshire’s Lord Lieutenant Lady Darnley later in the year to our club volunteers at a presentational ceremony in Hereford.
Jim Loftus said: “The QAVS is a fantastic achievement and recognition of the exceptional work of all of our volunteers. The club has a large and diverse group of volunteers. They are all enthusiastic and committed to the club's vision of 'football for all'. Without them there would be no Ross Juniors FC.
“We would also like to thank all of the families, businesses, charities and schools, who have supported the club activities since its inception. It really has been a team effort.”
Thank you for your ongoing support. We’re determined to keep up the good work and hope you will continue to help us strive to make Ross Juniors Football Club even better.
The club are due to host a celebratory event at the Royal on Saturday 20th June for all managers, coaches, sponsors and committee members to mark this outstanding achievement.