Lorraine Humm has been named as Kent Coach of the Year.
The club’s head of disability football (pictured above, second from the right) was one of more than 80 people nominated for their commitment to the grassroots game in the county.
Lorraine, who joined the club in 2008, oversees 14 disability and mental health teams and 120 players.
Her accolade comes at the end of Maidstone United Raiders’ most successful season.
Among the highlights were the Under 16s winning the youth disability category at the FA People’s Cup, the new ladies team reaching the semi final in the same competition, eight league titles and two other cup successes.
The Raiders Gold team also took part in Robbie Savage’s five-a-side football tournament for Sport Relief – beating the celebrities by six goals to two.
Lorraine said: “This award has made my season but I must thank all the players, parents and fellow coaches as they make football a pleasure and contributed to our best season in 14 years – I am very proud of them all.”
Club chief executive Bill Williams said: “Lorraine deserves every recognition. The hours she puts in on a voluntary basis is just incredible.
“As well as coaching she does the admin, fundraising, kit washing and much more. She’s even gone in goal for the ladies disability team this season.
“Well done Lorraine and thank you for all you do.”
Kent ‘Coach of the Year’ ⚽🎉
Lorraine Humm – @MUFCRaiders
— Kent FA ⚽ (@KentFA) June 29, 2018