The FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards are for people who make a positive difference, celebrating the fantastic individuals who put their heart and soul into the grassroots game across England, and saying a huge thank you to the incredible volunteers who inspire us all. And the nomination process for 2021 is now open!
This season, our grassroots volunteers have adapted to the ever-changing Coronavirus pandemic. They responded quickly to make football happen when they could. And, when they couldn’t play, they kept players, volunteers and the wider community connected off the pitch.
They demonstrated the true power of football, they stuck together, helped each other across teams, across clubs and showed what the football community could do when faced with uncertainty and an unparalleled situation. Your nomination is going to mean so much to the person receiving it. They are going to be a winner in the eyes of their peers or players.
How the Awards Work
The awards are split into categories. Anybody can nominate people into a category through the online nomination portal. County FAs select a local winner for each from the public’s nominations. These form a shortlist for the national winners, selected by a national judging panel.
* Coach of the Year for Adults
* Coach of the Year for Youths
* Club of the Year
* League of the Year
* Volunteer of the Year
* Project of the Year
* Rising Star of the Year
* Match Official of the Year
* Grounds Team of the Year
* Spirit of Grassroots Football Award
Nominate now by following this link! Further category information can be found here. Details can also be found by following @EssexCountyFA on Twitter and by searching for ‘EssexFootball’ on Facebook.