McDonalds launches search for 2017 UK Grassroots football heroes

The 2017 Community Awards presented by McDonald’s are now open for nominations. The awards recognise and celebrate grassroots volunteers across the UK who make a real difference to their communities.

McDonald’s is the longest standing supporter of grassroots football in the UK and continues to champion those who enable children and young adults to play and enjoy football regardless of gender or disability. 

McDonald’s Head of English Football Martin Keown is calling on local communities across the UK to nominate those grassroots heroes who have made a real impact; “McDonald’s has been playing an active role in supporting grassroots football for fifteen consecutive years.  Being involved in the McDonald’s Community Awards once again has allowed me to see the continued efforts of thousands of unsung heroes that go into making sure young players of all ages, genders and abilities reach their potential.”

The former Arsenal and England defender said: “Anyone can be nominated for an award; from coaches and caretakers to club secretaries and fund raisers, anyone whose selflessness and commitment allows children to enjoy grassroots football in a safe, friendly and welcoming environment and without discrimination.”

The awards have eight categories including the People’s Award, which is voted for the by the public, and two awards new for 2017 – Coach of the Year and Best Inclusive Programme.

To full list of award categories is as follows:

- The FA Charter Standard Community Club Award

- The FA Charter Standard Development Club Award

- The FA Charter Standard Club Award

- The FA Charter Standard League of the Year Award

- Best Inclusive Project Award

- Coach of the Year

- People's Award - Outstanding Contribution to Community Football

- Young Volunteer of the Year Award

 

To submit your nomination, click an award link above or see: http://www.thefa.com/get-involved/community/fa-community-awards

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