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Nominations open for The FA Community Awards

Wednesday 23 Mar 2016
Nominations for The FA Community Awards 2016, supported by McDonald's, are now open

Nominations are now open for the 2016 FA Community Awards, presented by McDonald’s. 

The awards are a firm fixture on the football calendar and this is the seventh year that the best clubs and volunteers are to be recognised.

Last year saw a record number of nominations - with thousands of grassroots clubs and individuals being put forward. 

You can nominate for The FA Community Awards, presented by McDonald

You can nominate for The FA Community Awards, presented by McDonald's, until 31 March 2016

And this year, there is even greater incentive to get nominations in – The FA will be offering six chances to win family tickets to a friendly England fixture in the build-up to the UEFA European Championship Finals in France this summer. 

There are seven categories of award, including Volunteer of the Year, FA Charter Standard Community Club of the Year and the coveted People’s Award, which last year was won posthumously by Glenn Weaver for his lifetime dedication to the development of women’s football.

Winners will be awarded in each County before Regional winners are selected, who will then form the shortlist for the national finalists. 

The national winners will be selected by a judging panel featuring legends of the game including McDonald's Head of English Football Martin Keown and McDonald’s Director of Football, Sir Geoff Hurst. 

FA Chief Executive, Martin Glenn said: "As the nominations come in once again there is sure to be a wealth of examples of the many of inspiring stories that exist within grassroots football. 

You can nominate for The FA Community Awards, presented by McDonald

There are seven different categories in which you can nominate your grassroots heroes

"The FA Community Awards, presented by McDonald’s, serve as a fitting platform to recognise the clubs and the army of volunteers that make such a massive contribution to football."

Nominees are not limited to one selection – if they wish to make multiple nominations they can do so by clicking here up to 31 March 2016, when the nominations close and judges begin the difficult task of making their selections.

If you would like to find out more about McDonald’s Better Play football programme click here.

By FA Staff