Fr Hilary awarded UEFA Order of Merit

03 May Fr Hilary awarded UEFA Order of Merit

YFA President Fr. Hilary Tagliaferro has been awarded the UEFA Ruby Award for his lifelong contributions to the development of football by President Angel Maria Villarllona at 40th Ordinary congress in Budapest, earlier today.

“I feel very honored and privileged to have been chosen for this award. I dedicated my whole life to God and to football, many say more to football than to God.  It is true that I have spent more time in stadia and in football pitches, then in churches and cathedrals, but that is because I truly believe that God is in football too. I am who I am because I am in Jesus Christ. Football is a great passion…… Live it with love “– Fr. Hilary, in his thanks-giving speech, after receiving this award for his exceptional performance and dedication to the beautiful game.

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