Grassroots Football Awards 2020

Nominate Your Grassroots Heroes!

Awards celebrate the incredible volunteers who put their heart and soul into the game

The FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards are for people who make a positive difference to their communities

These Awards are our way to recognise and celebrate the fantastic individuals who put their heart and soul into the grassroots game – and say a huge thank you to the incredible volunteers, clubs and leagues who inspire us all.

We know that football has to take a back seat right now, but when something is missing it often reminds us how much it means to us.

In these challenging times we think it’s more important than ever to recognise those who make a difference to your community. Nominate your grassroots heroes today to thank them for their hard work and dedication. 

There are 10 categories, celebrating individuals, teams, clubs leagues and projects:

• Grassroots Coach of the Year (Adult team)
• Grassroots Coach of the Year (Youth team)
• Grassroots Club of the Year
• Grassroots League of the Year
• Grassroots Volunteer of the Year
• Rising Star of the Year
• We Only Do Positive Respect Award
• Grassroots Match Official of the Year
• Grassroots Project of the Year
• Grounds Team of the Year

Making Your Nomination Count

The FA’s values, Progressive, Respectful, Inclusive, Determined, and Excellent, are the backbone of The FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards.

We want to recognise those people who embody all that is good about football, and who apply those qualities to the local communities that they enrich. Think about who’s impressed you, who’s really made a difference and how they made that positive impact happen. The more details you can give us, the better.

Tell us about how they’ve behaved with fairness and integrity, how they’ve created a fun, safe and inclusive environment. Think about how they encourage the very best, both in themselves and in everybody around them. How they have risen to overcome challenges and make a truly positive impact in the community

Visit the Awards website to learn more about criteria for each award and The FA PRIDE values so you can make your nomination really stand out.


You have until 18 May to make your nominations