A VOLUNTEER who uses football to bring young people together has won an award for his efforts.
George Henry, born and bred in new Addington, has been volunteering in and running the Croydon Kickz scheme on behalf of the Crystal Palace FC Foundation for the last five years.
The 23-year-old took a leading role in organising the Heal the Streets football tournament, held a year on from the riots and also heads up the foundation's youth leadership programme.
This week, he was named London's most outstanding volunteer at the London Proactive Sport and Physical Activity awards.
Commenting on his award, George said: "Winning the volunteer of the year award has shown what you can achieve through hard work."