It was presented with the FA Charter Standard Club of the Year Award, which honours people who make a difference to grassroots football in their local community, at the Oxfordshire Football Association’s annual awards. The club also won the FA South-East Charter Standard Club of the Year Award, which means it is in the running for the national award.
The presentations were made by former Aston Villa and QPR manager John Gregory.
Club chairman Paul Griffiths said: “This award is in recognition of the significant progress the club has made over the past three years. The committee and wider group of volunteers have worked extremely hard to deliver the growth plan with 11 teams and up to 200 players now involved, from junior footballers to veterans level. The club is now looking for additional volunteers to enable us to get to the next level.”
Oxfordshire FA county development manager Andy Earnshaw said: “This is a fantastic achievement and testament to the hard work and commitment of Paul Griffiths and his committee who, in the space of a few seasons, have transformed a club on the verge of folding into a thriving football hub for the community of Watlington and surrounding areas.”