Grassroots Awards March 2021 1

Time to nominate Grassroots Heroes

IT’S time to starting nominating for your Grassroots Heroes again.

IT’S time to starting nominating for your Grassroots Heroes again.

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 Suffolk – and say a huge thank you to the incredible volunteers who inspire us all.

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. 

Suffolk FA Football Development Manager Jodie Allard said: “We are encouraging the grassroots community to put forward their local grassroots heroes for these awards to recognise and reward the tremendous work of local volunteers, coaches, club and league officials, referees, grounds teams and supporters across the county.

“Navigating the constantly changing landscape of this unprecedented season has been a huge task for the army of dedicated volunteers that support the administration and delivery of football across Suffolk.

“It therefore feels as though there has never been a more important time to acknowledge the exceptional contribution of grassroots volunteers in supporting their local communities and make a positive difference through football.”


How the awards work

The awards are split into categories, anybody can nominate people into the category through the online nomination portal. Suffolk FA will select a local winner for each from the public’s nominations. These form a shortlist for our national winners, selected by a national judging panel.


The categories

Coach of the Year for adults

Coach of the Year for Youth

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

The Spirit of Grassroots Football Award


To nominate now click the button below.


Further category information click here

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