Due to his unwavering commitment to Leicestershire & Rutland County FA’s Just Play Walking Football session, footballer Jim Read was named The FA Mars Just Play Player of the Year at St George’s Park on Monday 26 June.

Despite suffering a broken hand while playing in goal, Jim never missed a session at Holmes Park this year and his admirable commitment has helped him overcome personal health issues as well.

Since launching in 2011, The FA Mars Just Play programme has established itself as one of the biggest and fastest-growing initiatives to encourage adults to get active and play football.

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