Football coach honoured with award at Buckingham Palace

Football coach honoured with award at Buckingham Palace

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Lucy Golding

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Football coach honoured with award at Buckingham Palace

The director of Bisham-based football academy FAB has received an award at Buckingham Palace.

Nas Bashir, who lives in Maidenhead, was invited to The Football Association's 150th anniversary event on Monday to receive an FA Heroes award for his outstanding contribution to football.

The 43-year-old is the highest ranking Asian coach working at both professional and grass roots level and received a medal of merit of his achievements.

He is also the manager of Hayes and Yeading United.

The event, which celebrated the work of 150 volunteers, was hosted by HRH The Duke of Cambridge who told the coach: "I'm very proud of you Nas, keep up the good work."

A football match was also hosted on the day featuring two of the oldest amateur clubs in England, Civil Service FC and Polytechnic FC.

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