TWO walking football volunteers from Taunton have been recognised as the best in the business for 2023.

Julia Tibbs and Sarah Breckon have won the Volunteers of the Year Award for last year from The Walking Football Association.

The pair setup Taunton & District Womens Walking Football Club in March 2022 and were Somerset's first all female club.

Since then, they have worked tirelessly to collate a friendly group of women with a passion for football and put on various events each week.

Julia said: "What a surprise and we are absolutely over the moon. Sarah Breckon and myself have won Grassroots Awards - Volunteers of the Year for 2023 by the The Walking Football Association.

"We love our club and couldn’t do all we do without the help and commitment of our committee and our lovely 'squadies'."

A spokesperson from The Walking Football Association said: "It gives us great pleasure to announce and congratulate all the winners of the WFA KP Grassroots Awards for 2023.

"Congratulations to all who were nominated and particular recognition to all the winners and those highly commended."