The Football Association has today opened public nominations for ‘Unsung Hero’ and ‘Best Football Development Initiative’ at The FA Women’s Football Awards.
The annual awards ceremony will take place at St. George’s Park on Friday 17 May and will celebrate the very best of women’s football, from grassroots through to the international game.
‘The FA’s Unsung Hero of Women’s and Girls’ Football’ award is open to players, coaches, administrators, volunteers and anyone actively involved in the sport who has made a recognisable contribution to women's football over a sustained period of more than 20 years.
The winner of the ‘Best Football Development Initiative in Women’s and Girls’ Football’ award will represent the values of The FA's strategy for women's and girls' football, which aims to double participation by 2020.
The award celebrates initiatives that encourage girls to believe that football is a sport for them as well as recognise the success of grassroots football development programmes that have inspired women and girls to play.
Nominations are open from Thursday 21 March to Sunday 7 April.
The nominations will be pre-assessed by a team of women’s football experts and a shortlist will go forward to a judging panel.
The winners will then be announced at the Awards on 17 May.