Pools legend Keith Nobbs was celebrating on Tuesday night after being presented with the Services to Sport accolade at Hartlepool Sports Council Awards.
Having played over 300 games for the Club during the 1980s and 1990s, Keith now heads up the Club’s Community Sports Foundation which promotes social inclusion and provides access to sport for many in the town and local community.
His tireless work – and that of his committed group of staff – was rewarded when he was selected for one of the top prizes at Tuesday’s awards which were held at Hartlepool College of FE.
“It was great to be on the shortlist but I didn’t expect to win,” admitted a delighted Keith.
“I didn’t know who else was nominated but it was just nice to be in the frame so it was brilliant when we found out we’d won it.
“It’s a team effort in the Community Sports Foundation and this kind of award is all down to the great staff I have around me, as well as the support from the Trustees and the Club.
“It’s rewarding in itself to try and offer all walks of the community a chance to be involved in and play sport but it’s always a bonus to pick up an award for the work we do.”
It meant for a double celebration in the family after Keith’s daughter Jordan was named as the PFA’s Player of the Month for October following her incredible start to the new Women’s Super League season.