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Nominations open for the 2019 awards

THE FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Football awards are back!

THE FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Football awards are back!

Suffolk FA will be celebrating those people, clubs and leagues who make a positive difference across our communities. This is our chance to celebrate work that goes into the grassroots game – and say a big thank you to the incredible volunteers who inspire us to make the football better For All.

Nominate your Grassroots hero now!

Nominations are open from April 5th until May 10th 2019. Anyone can make a nomination. Individuals should be nominated by someone else (not themselves), while anyone can nominate their own club and/or league.

To make a nomination click here 

The awards are split into 10 categories:


  • Grassroots Coach of the Year
  • Grassroots Supporter of the Year
  • Grounds Team of the Year
  • Grassroots Club of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Rising Star of the Year
  • We Only Do Positive Respect
  • Grassroots Project of the Year
  • Grassroots Match Official of the Year
  • Grassroots League of the Year


Nominate your grassroots hero now! Click here 

Suffolk FA Football Development Manager Jodie Allard said: “The FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Awards give us a fantastic opportunity to recognise and reward the invaluable work of our volunteer workforce across the county of Suffolk.

“Grassroots football could not take place without the tenacious and selfless commitment of hundreds of individuals who contribute many hours of their time towards supporting their local communities through football.

“If you have a grassroots hero at your football club, we would encourage you to nominate them for one of this year’s award categories.”

The categories for this year’s awards are chosen to reflect the diversity of our football communities and the positive impact of football.

Suffolk referee George Byrne not only won the county award last year, but went on to win the national award.

The FA’s Progressive, Respectful, Inclusive, Determined, and Excellent, values and behaviours are the backbone of The FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards.

We’re looking for people who make these values part of clubs, leagues and local communities.

When making a nomination think about how you can evidence the difference and impact on those around them.

You can see more about the award criteria by clicking here



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