9th October 2018
Written by Ben Blundell

The Farnham Knights are delighted to announce that head coach Pete “Too Tall” Fields has won the Farnham Sports Coach of the Year Award 2018.

The award, which is handed out as part of the Surrey Local Sports Awards each year, is to give recognition to those people who make a difference in local sport, whether they're a volunteer who turns out in all weathers, an inspiring coach or an individual or a team who've had a fantastic year. Local winners are then invited to progress to become the county winner at a ceremony in December. 

The Coach of the Year Award is for a coach who has made a positive impact by increasing participation, inspiring and encouraging others to improve in their sport. Coaches of the Year enable personal and team achievement, showing evidence of personal and professional development in the past year, whilst displaying a professional approach with excellent dedication.

Fields said about his achievement after winning the award, “It was honestly a shock to me winning this award. It feels amazing that American Football and the Farnham Knights are being recognised at this level.”

Winners from local borough and district awards now go forward to Active Surrey’s county-level ceremony, where judges will decide who deserves the honour of being the best in Surrey. Those county level champions will be invited to an exclusive dinner in December at the prestigious Brooklands Hotel in Weybridge, where the 2018 Surrey Sports Awards winners will be formally announced and celebrated in style. 

Coach Fields also took the Lettman Award during September’s Farnham Knights Annual Awards Ceremony, which is awarded to an individual who has shown the dedication and approach to our sport which emulates the work ethic of former player Kenny Lettman, who died aged just 44 in 2008.

Congratulations to Coach Too Tall for his achievements this year!