Did you witness a specific act of sportsmanship in local grassroots football during April? Then put the worthy individual or team forward to be a potential winner of our special Fair Play Award via Facebook before Wednesday 8th May.
Nominations are being welcomed for the monthly accolade as we seek to herald an exceptional act through our regular competition. The goal of the awards is to promote the best elements of the game and encourage them in all formats of youth and adult football. Nominees will later be whittled down into an open vote between two final nominees.
Helen Hever, Essex County FA Designated Safeguarding Officer, said: “The game can't exist without respect between players, coaches, referees, fans, leagues and everybody in football. Everyone loves football because of the passion and the competitive edge, but it’s important that we’re able to play the game in the right way. The spirit of fair play is crucial to that.”
“We’re looking to celebrate any display of sportsmanship across all the formats of the game. Fair play exists all over grassroots, like shaking hands or three cheers at the end of a match, but we’re seeking nominations that go that bit further. We’re looking for elements like team spirit - both in the team you play for and the opposition - respect, friendship and excellence.”
Nominations are open until Wednesday 8th May to recognise fair play which took place in April. To put someone forward, comment on this Facebook post with these details: yours and the nominee’s name, club/team (and age group where applicable), a description of why your nominee should win. Good luck!