RNAS Culdrose Football Club has recently been awarded the Cornwall FA Community Club of the year 2017 at the Football Association Community Awards.

This makes it a hat-trick for the club, who have previously won this prestigious award in 2014 and 2016.

Chairman of the club, Lieutenant Commander Andrew Plenty said: “Having won the award last year for a second time we were honoured to be considered again and to win it for a third occasion is just fantastic. It is reward for all the hard work and dedication by everyone involved with the club.

"We provide an extremely important community link between Service families and the local community and currently provide a safe and enjoyable environment for 280 children, 26 coaches and 115 Servicemen and women to play competitive football.”

The FA Community Awards are designed to celebrate and recognise the hard work, commitment and achievements of grassroots football in each county.

RNAS Culdrose Football Club has 15 youth and four adult teams, and due to its geographical location, the teams play in the local civilian league structure.