STALWARTS of grassroots football in Herefordshire were recognised for their hard work at the annual Herefordshire FA dinner recently.

Scott Myers, Mark Williams and Dave Price were recipients of the annual awards presented by Herefordshire FA chairman Steve Willmot.

Price is a main stalwart at Bartestree FC who have numerous teams playing in the Herefordshire FA leagues.

He is secretary of two teams in the county league and an under-18 team.

Price has fulfilled virtually every job there is at the club and is normally at the ground at 7.30am on Saturdays getting the pitches ready and marking them out whatever the weather.

He set up the thriving Saturday morning club over 12 years ago that provides football for youngsters of all ages.

Fundraising is another one of his many voluntary roles and Price is a treasurer to all the teams.

Price also serves refreshments behind the bar for the parents of hundreds of children who use the clubhouse.

Pegasus Juniors stalwart Williams started his football career in 1975/6 with the club and Hereford United youth teams.

Williams was a player with exceptional ability and became an apprentice at Arsenal for two years.

Sadly he didn't quite make the first team and went on to Newport County and then Yeovil before returning to Hereford where he linked up with Westfields.

After a few years he moved onto Pegasus where he has been ever since.

Williams was first team manager for two season when they won the treble: County Challenge Cup, Hellenic League and Kington Cup.

He has done every job there is at the club and was instrumental in them moving from the Essex Arms Ground to the Leisure Centre and to Old School Lane.

He was also heavily involved in building and extending the clubhouse and changing rooms.

Together with Kevin Bishop the pair drove forward the planning application for their 3G pitch facility.

He is currently financial director at the club and has worked tirelessly in managing the financial aspects of the project.

Pegasus now have 20 teams playing in various leagues throughout Herefordshire.

Finally, Orleton Juniors stalwart Myers, started his involvement with the club after arriving in the county and looking for a club for his two young boys.

He is now secretary of the club, runs the creche team, two under-seven sides, an under-eight team and has just established the club as a Wildcats Centre, at which he is head coach.

Myers has opened up what was a long established club to the younger age groups.

He is groundsman, social secretary and recently became chairman of the Orleton Recreation Association, so he can accelerate the club's plans for a new pavilion.

Myers has worked tirelessly to try to secure funding for much needed improvements to the facilities. He was encourages the teams to take part in futsal and has put in a huge amount of effort to develop football for girls at the club.