Let’s celebrate the people who make grassroots football great for everyone.
The England Football and McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards are our way to champion the positive impact people have made in grassroots football up and down the country. We celebrate the diversity of the football communities across England, the beating heart of what makes our game truly great for everyone. It’s our way to celebrate the fantastic individuals who put their heart and soul into football across England – and say a huge thank you to the incredible volunteers who inspire us all.
We want to praise and recognise those people who embody all that is good about football, and who apply those qualities and values to the clubs, leagues and local communities they enrich. When selecting your nominees, think about all the roles in grassroots football. Think about who’s impressed you, who’s really made a difference – and how they made that positive impact happen. The more details you can give us, the better.
This season, again our 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 and the wider community connected off the pitch.
They showed 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.
The awards are split into categories, anybody can nominate people into the category through the online nomination portal. Nominations officially launch on 2 April
and close on 16 May 2022.
- Grassroots Coach of the Year for Youth
- Grassroots Coach of the Year for Adults
- Grassroots Club of the Year
- Grassroots League of the Year
- Grassroots Volunteer of the Year
- Rising Star of the Year
- Grassroots Grounds Team of the Year
- Grassroots Project of the Year
- Grassroots Match Official of the Year
- The Spirit of Grassroots Football Award
For more information and to make a nomination, click HERE.