Nominations to find your local ‘Footie Mum’ star of the game are now open as we celebrate the critical role that parents/guardians play in grassroots football for our March #BBFAStars
is about recognising the inspirational work of volunteers across the county all-year-round.
The ‘Footie Mum’ category in the month of March, which also celebrates International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day, is about recognising the critical role that parents/guardians play in helping to keep the game alive and enabling their children to play and enjoy grassroots football week-in-week-out.
90% of children play better with positivity and we’re looking for the women in our local game that embody the spirit of this message. Do you know a 'Footie Mum' (this could be a mother, grandmother, aunt, carer etc) who deserves recognition for the positive support they give to their child and others at your club?
As well as providing support and encouragement regardless of results on the pitch, ‘Footie Mums’ might also be coaches or committee members, they might be kit washers, helpers on match days, the taxi drivers that make sure their child gets to-and-from training and matches safely, or the friendly welcoming face helping to create the positive environments that make the game enjoyable, For All.
To nominate your 'Footie Mum' (or somebody else’s!) for our March Award, simply head on over to Twitter (@BerksBucksFA
) and reply to our pinned-post with your nomination!
It's easy to nominate, simply start your nomination tweet with the following: "I nominate @(NAME)... for the #BBFAStars 'Footie Mum' Award because..."
and then tell us why they should win!
There are just seven days to get your nominations in and they must include the hashtag #BBFAStars to be eligible. Nominations close at 11:59pm on Monday 20th March 2023.
How Does It Work?
Each month we'll be taking to Twitter and asking for your nominations of those priceless volunteers that the grassroots game in our county depend on week-in, week-out.
The winner of each months category will have their story featured on our website and receive a £20 voucher of their choice from a range of popular online suppliers, such as; Amazon, The Restaurant Choice, Next, Argos, etc.
We'll encourage nominations on Twitter in the first week of the month via a pinned post promoting the nomination period and award category. At the end of week, we will collate all the nominations received and a panel will decide which four nominations will be put forward to a public poll/vote on Twitter. The vote will last for five days and at the end of this period, the winner will be revealed in the vote results.
The winner will be contacted to confirm their prize and to feature their story on the Berks & Bucks FA website. We will also contact all nominees on Twitter to acknowledge their nomination and say thank you.