Kilgetty AFC's Lukas Gamble has been crowned the West Wales FA Volunteer of the Year for 2020.

The regional winners of the annual FAW and McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards were revealed on Tuesday - with Gamble's outstanding work in recent years, and in particular 2020, being rewarded.

The awards celebrate the efforts of grassroots football volunteers across Wales who go the extra mile to support their local communities. Gamble received his award during a virtual awards ceremony, featuring other award winners and ex-Wales, Leeds United and Leicester City midfielder Matthew Jones.

He was chosen for his dedication and commitment to Kilgetty AFC; and football matters to him 365 days of the year. Every Saturday he is at the club marking out the pitches, collecting subs and refereeing games, whilst mid-week he is running training sessions for multiple junior teams including the Swans development team.

Pre-season sees Gamble continue to put his love of the club foremost in his life, where he takes on the task of repairing the waterlogged pitch. Every summer he also organises one of the biggest amateur football tournaments in Wales, where over 100 boys and girls teams participate.

He will now be judged alongside the other regional winners of the Volunteer of the Year 2020 category, to see who will be chosen as the national winner. The recipients of these national accolades will receive their awards later this year.

Local McDonald’s Franchisee, Ron Mounsey, who is an avid supporter of grassroots football in Pembrokeshire added: “We are immensely proud to see Lukas Gamble recognised for his commitment.

"Football is at the heart of many communities in Wales and he is the perfect example of why football is thriving here. I wish him luck in the national finals and we hope he continues his superb work for many years to come.”

It is further good news for local football, after Clarbeston Road AFC were named the West Wales FA Community Club of the Year for 2020 back in April.

Other winners include:

Community Coach of the Year - Rob Owens / Ystradgynlais AFC Juniors.

Best Grassroots Story of the Year (The People’s Award) – Drefach.

Fun Football Provider of the Year - Freedom Leisure.