Nominations for The FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards have drawn to a close, with 230 submitted from Essex in 2020, representing an all-time record and an increase of 51 compared to last year’s nomination figures.
For over ten years, the awards have recognised and celebrated leagues, clubs, coaches, players, match officials and volunteers who go over and above when it comes to football in their local community.
County FAs across the country have received 4,761 nominations in 2020, which is a record number and represents a 14% increase from the total in 2019. They’re now in the process of selecting local winners in the following ten categories:
* Grassroots Coach of the Year (Adult Teams)
* Grassroots Coach of the Year (Youth Teams)
* Project of the Year
* Rising Star of the Year
* Grassroots Volunteer of the Year
* Grassroots Match Official of the Year
* Grassroots League of the Year
* Grassroots Club of the Year
* Grounds Team of the Year
* ‘We Only Do Positive’ Respect Award
These winners will be announced by their respective County FA towards the end of June, at which point they go on to be considered for both a national version of their award and the prestigious Bobby Moore Award by a bespoke panel on 2nd July.
To find out more about getting involved in grassroots Essex football, browse the 'Volunteers' menu above, follow @EssexCountyFA on Twitter and search for ‘EssexFootball’ on Facebook.
Volunteers Week 2020 (1st-7th June)
Volunteers Week is an annual celebration of the contribution millions of people make across the UK through volunteering. Volunteering is a fulfilling way to give back to the community, and helping others makes you feel great in return. To find out more about volunteering in grassroots Essex football, browse the 'Volunteers' menu above.