WORDSLEY Wasps Football Club stalwart David Vickery has told of his joy at being recognised for his community work at what's become known as The People's Honours.

David, from Stourbridge, is one of 28 community champions honoured with a prestigious British Citizen Award at the Palace of Westminster in recognition of their extraordinary endeavours.

The award recognises exceptional people who positively impact their communities.

David received the coveted BCA Medal of Honour for Services to Community at a ceremony on Thursday January 18 hosted by TV presenter Matt Allwright.

The accolade was awarded in recognition of David’s dedication to Wordsley Wasps FC over the last 25 years - not least his work to create a supportive pathway for girls to get involved in football.

He said: "I am really honoured, surprised and humbled to receive this award for something I have loved doing and will continue to do for the unforeseeable future. I dedicate the award to every player, parent, coach and manager, as it is a club effort and they all deserve it just as much as me.”

David was presented with the award by Stephanie Wood, managing director of BCA Partners One Stop, who said “Many congratulations to David Vickery for being presented with the Medal of Honour, what an achievement.

"This year was One Stop’s sixth year sponsoring the British Citizen Awards and yet again, we were amazed by the stories of such remarkable people across the country. Their acts of kindness and hard work in bettering their communities is truly inspirational. Congratulations to all the medallists.”

The British Citizen Award was established in 2015 to recognise exceptional individuals who work tirelessly and selflessly to make a positive impact on their communities and society.

Go to britishcitizenawards.co.uk to nominate an outstanding individual to be considered for The People’s Honours.