WIGGINTON Grasshoppers FC are celebrating receiving the North Riding County FA's Community Charter Standard Club of the Year award.

The North Riding FA hailed Grasshoppers as a "truly a community club", and praised their "progressive attitude" - highlighted by the disabled children's team they are setting up.

Wiggy co-chairman Adam Ryding said of the award: "It's great to be recognised for all of the hard work the committee, the coaches, the volunteers and the parents put in on a week-by-week basis. We are all very proud to receive this award."

Fellow co-chair Dave Moorhouse added: "Our girls' game is booming at the moment and that is something we at the club are very proud of.

"When you walk through the village, everyone recognises the badge and everybody has a really positive story to tell about their time at the club, which is amazing."

First-team manager Graham Ireton said: "This award is a true reflection of the tireless work put in by everyone at Grasshoppers, in recent years particularly Dave Moorhouse, Adam Ryding, Ian Suter, Richard Carr, Mark Crow and, of course, club founder John Jeffery. They have all continued to work relentlessly to make this club the friendly, professional set-up that it is today.

"It is a recognition of the work that has been put in by everyone at Grasshoppers across the years, all of which has helped the club to flourish."

For the North Riding FA's full award write-up, visit northridingfa.com/news/2018/oct/29/charter-standard-club-of-the-year---wigginton-grasshoppers-juniors.

The Charter Standard programme is an FA accreditation scheme which aims to raise standards, support clubs' and leagues' development and reward commitment and achievement.