Nikki Lake, a young volunteer for Hastings Borough Council’s StreetGames project, has been recognised for his hard work in delivering Sunday afternoon football in Alexandra Park.
Councillor Dawn Poole, the council’s lead member for leisure and amenities, said: “Nikki successfully won the Football Association (FA) Community Award presented by the Sussex County FA in the category ‘Young Volunteer of the Year’ and our congratulations go to him. He set up an informal football session through the FA Just Play project and encouraged people to come along and have some fun with their friends on Sunday afternoons. On average Nikki had 25 people playing social football each weekend. This is a tremendous result and an excellent achievement for a young volunteer.”