Grassroots Awards 2021

The FA and McDonald's Grassroots Football Awards

Nominate your inspirational volunteers!

The FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards are for people who make a positive difference in local communities. It's the FA's way to celebrate the fantastic individuals who put their heart and soul into the grassroots game across all counties, including the Isle of Man – and say a huge thank you to the incredible volunteers who inspire us all.

This season, Grassroots volunteers have adapted during lockdowns. They have responded quickly to make football happen when they could.

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. 

How the awards work
The awards are split into categories, anybody can nominate people into the category through the online nomination portal. County FAs 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 Project of the Year
Coach of the Year for youth Rising Star of the Year
Club of the Year Match official of the Year
League of the Year Grounds Team of the Year
Volunteer of the Year The Spirit of Grassroots Football Award

Nominate now:

Further category information link to:

Key dates 

16 March: Nomination opens

4 May: Nominations close

8 June: National Panel – national winners selected

National ceremony TBC