Phill Coates of St Albans City has won Volunteer of the Month in the National League South.
Phill (right) plays a vital role in the Club’s engagement with the community.
He works with local primary schools to encourage participation in sports, as well as healthy eating and drinking. He has now been extended to secondary schools and includes making older students aware of careers that are available in sport and supporting industries.
He promotes inclusiveness and together with St Albans City Youth is developing relationships with children from many differing backgrounds. He also working with young people with mental health problems as well as young offenders.
Since early 2015 he has supported Prostate Cancer UK. In June of each year he organises club’s officials, supporters, friends and members of the local Business Community participate in the Charity’s Football to Amsterdam Cycle Ride.
The club has raised over £150,000 to date. Last year there were 44 St Albans City FC riders, the highest number from any club in the country participating, raising a total of £70,000 for the charity.
Phill received his award from Leigh Page, St Albans City’s Operations Director & Football Secretary.