A FOOTBALL club in Salisbury, which has only been running for two years, has won a prestigious county award.

Salisbury Rovers FC, based at Five Rivers Leisure Centre, has won Wiltshire FA's Charter Standard Club of the Year, a massive achievement for the club formed in 2016.

Kier Doherty from the club has also been named Young Volunteer of the Year by the Wiltshire FA.

Club Secretary, Debbie Sayers, said: “We are extremely proud to receive the award of Charter Standard Club of the Year.

"It's a recognition of the philosophy of the club.

"Salisbury Rovers is very serious about football and our coaches are passionate, expert and progressive, but we always put children’s needs before adults’.

"This award recognises our commitment to high-quality, inclusive, child-led football.

"It is testament to the hard work and passion of all our coaches, committee members and volunteers and to the parents and children at our club who create our very special community.

Debbie added: "We are also exceptionally proud of Keir who represents the very best values of our club and always goes beyond what is expected of him.

"Despite being only 12, Keir has been tireless in helping at community projects, matches and club sessions, whatever the time of day and whatever the weather.

"Keir is frequently found encouraging younger children. His love for football is contagious and this award is just reward for his effort and commitment to help others.

"Massive well done Keir!.”