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The FA and McDonald's Grassroots Football Awards are back for 2020!

Nominate Your Grassroots Heroes Today!


The nomination window for the 2020 FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards is now OPEN!

It's been an unprecedented season for everybody across the country, with many understandably disappointed that the grassroots season was ended so abruptly. However, in the wake of the current situation, it is important that our grassroots community continues to stick together and we want to highlight the amazing people involved in our game locally.

The FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards are for people who make a positive difference. It’s our way to celebrate the fantastic individuals who put their heart and soul into the grassroots game across England and Middlesex – giving us a chance to say a huge thank you to the incredible people who make football possible and inspire us all. 

We want to hear from you, tell us all about your Grassroots Hero, we want to know how they have and continue to have a positive impact on your football community. Nominate them by 18th May and they could be in with a chance of not only local recognition, but national recognition too! With a chance to recognise the volunteers, the clubs and the leagues across Middlesex we want to hear about all of the great work that we may not get to see.

With Ten Award Categories:

Grassroots Coach of the Year for Youth

A coach who inspires excellence and inclusivity in youth team players.

Grassroots Coach of the Year for Adults

A coach who is inclusive, encouraging and inspiring when it matters most. 

Grassroots Club of the Year

A club who sit at the heart of its community, providing an opportunity for all to get involved. 

Grassroots League of the Year

A league that thinks outside of the box, creating an encouraging and fun environment for all.

Grassroots Volunteer of the Year

Someone who gives up their own time to go above and beyond for your club.

Rising Star of the Year

Someone who is dedicated to helping make grassroots football enjoyable for everyone?

Grassroots Grounds Team of the Year

Someone who keeps the pitch and facilities match-ready all year round. Who helps to keep the playing environment safe, week in, week out.

Grassroots Project of the Year

A project that has made a positive impact through football in your local community. 

'We Only Do Positive' - Parents Respect Award

Parents who bring out the best in people on and off the pitch.

Grassroots Match Official of the Year

That referee who has the determination and drive to ensure that everyone plays fair.


All nominations will be judged with The FA’s PRIDE values in mind. These values and ways of behaving are what we all strive towards in grassroots football.

Progressive - always looking to improve and innovate 
Respectful - leading by example to inspire positive behaviour 
Inclusive - uniting all people of any age, ethnicity and background 
Determined - rising to and overcoming challenges 
Excellent - striving to make football the best it can be

To nominate your Grassroots Heroes in any category listed above, click the button below!

Nominate now!

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