The FA & McDonalds Grassroots Football Awards 2020

Award Winners Revealed!

Celebrating your Grassroots Heroes of 2019/20

Last night we held the first Berks & Bucks FA virtual Awards ceremony to recognise and celebrate your Grassroots Football Heroes across our region.

For over 10 years, the FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Football 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 communities.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic we were unfortunately unable to host a physical awards evening, however, we still wanted to recognise the achievements of our volunteer workforce. To help us do this, we held the Awards live online via Webex where we were joined by nominees across all the categories, their friends & families and club & league supporters as we announced the winners live on the night.

We then had the chance to speak with our winners live to get their reactions and to hear a little more about their nomination. 

The event was recorded and so if you would like to watch it back, or head straight to your favourite Award Category to hear more about all the nominess, you can do this now by heading over to our YouTube Channel!

Award Winners 2020

Grassroots Coach of the Year for Adults
Ben Harris, Denham United

Grassroots Coach of the Year for Youth
Dwayne McKenzie, Thame Valley Youth FC

Grassroots Grounds Team of the Year
Phil Drew, Mortonville Juniors

Grassroots Club of the Year
Marlow Youth

Grassroots Volunteer of the Year
Hemi Mistry, Bracknell Athletic FC

Rising Star of the Year
Dillan Purewall, Woodley United

Grassroots Project of the Year
OB City FC

Grassroots Match Official of the Year
Sophie Dennington

Grassroots League of the Year
Berkshire County Girls Football League

Special Recognition Award
Sarah Rickards, Caversham Trents

Special Recognition Award
Maidenhead United FC

Thank you to everyone who nominated individuals and groups this year, and well done to all those nominees who were shortlisted. 

Our final congratulations go to our winners - thank you for your contribution to the game in Berks & Bucks and well done on what is a fantastic achievement.