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Harrow quartet to be honoured at Buckingham Palace as part of Football Association’s 150th anniversary celebrations
4:11pm Thursday 26th September 2013 in Local Sport
Four Harrow residents will be among the volunteers to be honoured in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the Football Association’s 150th anniversary celebrations.
The quartet have all been chosen for their outstanding contribution and service to local football - which includes everything from helping to develop the women's game, providing opportunities for disabled players, grassroots referees as well as club and league administrators.
Rimla Akhtar has been honoured for her work delivering sports for Muslim women at participation level, as well as fundraising to help members of the community to enjoy the game.
Ayehsa Abdeen has been given the award following her dedication to running and delivering sports projects for Muslim women as has Adrian Titcombe following his appointment as The FA Ground Grading Co-ordinator. He was previously the Deputy Secretary of The FA.
Andy Lowe has been honoured for being the driving force behind the Harrow Youth League and the Harrow Soccer 7s Combination. Andy has overseen the development of a considerable grassroots football network in the area.
Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, in his capacity as pesident of The Football Association, will host the event on Monday, 7 October and will present the four with a medal to honour their achievements.