Ebbsfleet United club secretary Peter Danzey has been honoured by the Football Association with a special award to recognise his 50 years of service to football.
Peter was presented with the award by FA Council Member Philip Smith at the Kent Football Association AGM on Saturday. In announcing the award FA Board Vice Chairman Barry Bright referred to it as the most prestigious award that the association gives out.
Smith told the packed audience how Peter had played more than 800 games for the highly successful Empire Paper Mills in the Gravesend League and Kent County League and had been in football administration since 1966 – together with his position as Fleet club secretary, which he has held since 2009. Smith also wished the club and Peter all the best for the future under its new ownership.
Vice chairman Peter Varney said, “This is a tremendous personal honour for Peter and well deserved.He has had a hectic few weeks with all the recent new signings and will be equally as busy for a few weeks more yet we hope and we will be arranging a formal pitch presentation to him at a home match early in the new season.”
Peter Danzey was equally delighted, telling EUFC.co.uk, “I am very proud of the award as they are not given out lightly. Of course Ebbsfleet United are very much part of what I have achieved and hopefully it will carry on for a long time in what is a very bright future for the club.”