Nominations for The FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards have drawn to a close with 115 nominations being submitted to Staffordshire FA; an increase of 22 from last season!
For over 10 years, the awards have recognised and celebrated leagues, clubs, coaches, players, match officials and volunteers that go over and above when it comes to football in their local community.
County FAs across the country have received 4,761 nominations in 2020, which is a record number and represents a 14% increase from the total in 2019, and are now in the process of selecting regional winners in the following 10 categories:
• Grassroots Coach of the Year (Adult Team)
• Grassroots Coach of the Year (Youth Team);
• Project of the Year
• Rising Star of the Year
• Grassroots Volunteer of the Year
• Grassroots Match Official of the Year
• Grassroots League of the Year
• Grassroots Club of the Year
• Grounds Team of the Year
• We Only Do Positive Respect Award
Our County Award winners will be announced in late June as well as announcing any award winners who go on to be considered for both a national version of their award and the prestigious Bobby Moore award by a bespoke panel on 2 July 2020.
Everyone at the Staffordshire FA would like to thank everybody who put a nomination forward and for the great amount of ongoing work our grassroots workforce do every day of the year. Whilst the last few months have been a challenge this has not stopped the volunteer workforce continuing to ensure the game can resume when it is safe to do so, with the awards being an opportunity to celebrate the fantastic work of Staffordshire’s outstanding grassroots heroes.
For further updates on the awards, please keep an eye on our website and social media channels.