Grassroots Football Awards

Award values and criteria

What does it take to win a Grassroots Football Award?

The FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards champion the positive impact people have made in grassroots football up and down the country. We celebrate the diversity of the football communities across England, the beating heart of what makes our game truly great For All.

The FA PRIDE values

We have our own FA PRIDE values which should help you to make your nomination choices. These values and ways of behaving are what we all strive towards in grassroots football. So, when making your choices, think about who has demonstrated all of the following values:
Progressive - always looking to improve and innovate
Respectful - leading by example to inspire positive behaviour
Inclusive - uniting all people of any age, ethnicity and background
Determined  - rising to and overcoming challenges
Excellent - striving to make football the best it can be

Award Criteria

We want to praise and recognise those people who embody all that is good about football, and who apply those qualities and values to the clubs, leagues and local communities that they enrich.

So, when selecting your nominees, think about all the roles in grassroots football. Think about who’s impressed you, who’s really made a difference – and how they made that positive impact happen. The more details you can give us, the better.

This season has been particularly challenging for all. This is the chance to recognise the people who stepped up in your grassroots football community and helped people through this tough time.

Tell us about how they’ve behaved with fairness and integrity, how they’ve created a fun, safe and inclusive environment for everyone. Think about how they encourage the very best, both in themselves and in everybody around them. How have they risen to overcome challenges, particularly this season, and make a truly positive impact in the community?

You can read more about the selection criteria below: