AN INSPIRING Dursley football coach was runner-up for the second year running at the Gloucestershire Foundation Grassroots Football Awards.

Held at Bowden Hall this week, Dursley Town Ladies head coach Stephanie Hill finished second in the coach of the year (female pathway) category.

She was highly commended but lost out to Carla Reese of Downend Flyers Swifts in Bristol who won the main award.

Ms Hill was runner up last year in the Positive Football Environment category at the same awards. 

She said: “I am over the moon and extremely humbled to make the final two and come runner up to a deserving winner in the ‘Coach of the Year(female pathway)’ category.

“Onwards and upwards."

(Image: Supplied) A club spokesperson added: “The club is once again very proud and pleased to hear that Steph was nominated and reached the final two in the Female Coach of the Year category at the GFA Grassroots football awards.

“Steph is Head Coach of the ladies team and conducts training twice a week, but she also takes a session with four to six year olds once a week and helps out with the youth boys teams as and when required.

“She is a fantastic coach who brings a varied, constructive and fun approach to every session, and is hoping to be accepted on the UEFA B course this year to continue her development.

“The club are very lucky to have her and everyone is hoping she can take the final step and get the winners award next year.

“After two highly commended awards, hopefully 2025 will bring her the first place award that she so richly deserves.”

Dursley Town Ladies FC are on the lookout for new players.

Get in touch via social media platforms or just turn up at training 6.30pm on a Thursday at Dursley Rec.