The FA & McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards 2021 are open!

Nominations are open!

The FA & McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards 2021

Who have been your Grassroots Football Heroes this season?

The FA & 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 England – 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. 

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

Grassroots Coach of the Year (Adult team)
Grassroots Coach of the Year (Youth team)
Grounds Team of the Year
Grassroots Club of the Year
Grassroots League of the Year
Grassroots Volunteer of the Year
Rising Star of the Year
The Spirit of Grassroots Football Award
Grassroots Match Official of the Year
Grassroots Project of the Year
The Bobby Moore Award

Nominate now!

For more information about the categories, please visit

Key Dates 

16 March: Nomination opens
4 May: Nominations close
8 June: National Panel – national winners selected
TBC: National ceremony

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