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A last chance to nominate for the FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards 2018

Friday 04 May 2018
Do you know a grassroots football hero? Make sure you get your nominations in for the 2018 awards

Nominations are open for The FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards 2018.

The awards recognise how grassroots leagues, clubs, volunteers and community projects play their part in making the nation’s favourite game happen week in and week out up and down the country.

As an FA partner for 16 years and the longest standing supporter of grassroots football in the UK, McDonald’s continues to champion those selfless volunteers who enable everyone to play and enjoy grassroots football in a safe, fun and inclusive environment regardless of age, gender or disability.

Every year the awards receive 1000s of nominations and are backed by leading football legends such as Sir Geoff Hurst, Ryan Giggs, Kenny Dalglish and Pat Jennings.

“The FA & McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards are integral to recognising the thousands of exceptional grassroots volunteers all over the UK,” said Greg Clarke, FA Chairman.

“By providing youngsters with the opportunity to play the nation’s favourite game in a fun and safe environment these volunteers allow the next generation of footballing superstars to develop their skills.

You could nominate a coach, referee, volunteer or manager for the award

“It’s not an exaggeration to say that without their hard work and dedication, football in this country wouldn’t be the same.”

The award categories for this year are:-

Coach of the year
Community project of the year
Charter Standard club of the year
Charter Standard league of the year
Grounds team of the year
Match official of the year
Supporter of the year
The Respect Award
Volunteer of the year
Young volunteer of the year
The Bobby Moore Award

Nominations are For All within the game and will be judged upon the FA’s values of progressive, respectful, inclusive, determined and excellent.

Nominations for the McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards are now open, so get your suggestions in!

The deadline for nominations is Friday 15 June 2018. 

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By FA Staff