A LOCAL councillor and stalwart of the Thurrock football scene has been nominated by the Essex Football Association for a long service award.
Chris has been involved in Ockendon football since the 1966/67 season.
He was a player until 1996/97 but has held several roles since, such as club secretary, treasurer, manager and chairman.
Chris is also still a referee.
His colleague at the Thurrock Independent Group said: “Thank you to Chris and all the many volunteers who keep grassroots football in Thurrock alive and kicking!”