Following his nomination and award win by his father Andrew Martin Senior in this year’s FA Community Awards 2016, Andrew Lee Martin who sadly passed away last November has won the County Peoples Choice Awards which recognises outstanding contribution to community football, and is now nominated to win this award Nationally.
Voting is now open and SMO is getting behind Andy! Read again his Fathers nomination:
“My son Andrew Lee Martin passed away on 14th November 2015 after a short illness aged 35.He had coached grass roots football in our local village propelling an under 8s team over the last 10 years and they are currently playing under 18 football under North Ferriby United Academy. He has coached the local representative Hull Boys Sunday League age group for the last 10 years .He has taken boys and girls from different back grounds and lately engaged a boy who was in a local Care home in an effort to help rehabilitate him on to life’s successful pathway. He has taken the team to Holland on 2 occasions to sample the Dutch football and recently one of his boys made his debut for Hull City in the F.A Cup aged 16. He also coached in local schools and there are many boys and girls now playing at varying levels of football throughout this country and in America where he coached for four years. Upon his passing over 700 people attended his funeral, including representatives of the local football community in the East Riding, the Central Midlands League where he was a player coach with Easington United and Hull City where he worked in the local Development Centres for the Club. He also played and coached cricket in the York League.
There is currently lots of energy around setting up a charity in his memory, which is in the very early stages of discussion.
In his 35 years he has dedicated his time to seeing the young progress and develop and leaves a massive legacy with the number of children throughout the world far more positive, healthier and confident in their own ability . We are currently looking to help set up a charity in his name to aid families or children who are cut short in their prime as Andrew was leaving a massive hole in local coaching.”
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