Steve Brown, Clarbeston Road – West Wales FA
Steve Brown is the chair of the club and has volunteered since 1997. His skilled administration has gained us platinum accreditation. He consults widely on club developments, encourages collaboration and has the full support of the club’s trustees. As well as being Chair, Steve shares many operational roles with other volunteers, believing that sharing workloads and succession planning for trustee roles is essential for sustainability.
However, what marks Steve out is his exceptional leadership and strategic vision, best shown by his work on the club’s ground development strategy. Begun in 2016, when we had 208 players and 12 teams, the first phase of this was completed this year at a cost of £238k, with £190k being grant funded, thanks to Steve writing bids and delivering all projects within budgets. One of the aims of improving facilities was to increase participation in our club by making it more attractive to players and their families. We have grown to 420 players, and 19 teams, including girls, women and disability, illustrating one successful outcome of Steve's work. Most importantly, our new facilities provide the community with a lasting legacy of Steve's commitment and vision.