Clarets coach Craig Mawson named Goalkeeping Coach of the Year

Craig Mawson receives his award
Craig Mawson receives his award

Academy Coach Craig Mawson is celebrating after been named the Goalkeeping Coach of the Year for 2015.

The former Burnley scholar, who joined the Clarets as a coach in August 2006, picked up the award at the FA’s National Football Centre, St. George’s Park.

And Mawson, who is the Academy Head of Goalkeeping, was honoured to receive the prestigious award.

He said: “It was amazing to be nominated, but to win it was not something I had contemplated, so it is very honouring and I am very humbled to accept the award.”

First Team Goalkeeping Coach Billy Mercer, who works on a day-to-day basis with Mawson, stressed the achievement was nothing less than Craig deserved.

He added: “It is no surprise to anyone that Craig has been given this award.

“It’s an unbelievable achievement that is thoroughly deserves as he works tirelessly and is very meticulous in what he does.

“His work goes way beyond the Youth Team. He works all the way down to the eight-year-olds, working two, three nights a week with them and it’s a job that hasn’t gone unnoticed on our behalf certainly.”