Grassroots Football Awards 2022

Nominations Open for the Grassroots Football Awards

Help us celebrate the volunteers who put their heart and soul into grassroots football in Hertfordshire

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

They're our way to recognise and celebrate the fantastic people who put their heart and soul into the grassroots game – and say a huge thank you to the incredible volunteers who inspire us all.

People who have really made a difference and can demonstrate how they make their positive impact happen. Who behave with fairness and integrity, creating fun, safe and inclusive environments for everyone. Encouraging the very best, both in themselves and in everybody around them. Rising to overcome challenges and making a truly positive impact in their community.

So if you know someone in football who has gone the extra mile, make sure you celebrate their efforts but nominating them for a Grassroots Football Award. You have until 16 May to submit you nominations via the England Football website.

How the Awards Work

The awards are split into 10 categories, celebrating the amazing work done by individuals, clubs, leagues and projects across grassroots football.

• Grassroots Coach of the Year for Adults
• Grassroots Coach of the Year for Youth
• Grassroots Club of the Year
• Grassroots League of the Year
• Grassroots Volunteer of the Year
• Rising Star of the Year
• Grassroots Match Official of the Year
• Grassroots Project of the Year
• Grassroots Grounds Team of the Year
• The Spirit of Grassroots Football Award

Each of the County FAs across the country choose a local winner for each category from the nominations in their area, which then form a shortlist for national winners, who are selected by an FA judging panel.

Making Your Nomination Count

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 over the last year, how they have made a positive difference and what they did to make that happen. 

At the core of The England Football and McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards are the PRIDE values - Progressive, Respectful, Inclusive, Determined, and Excellent. The more details you can give us about how your nominees demonstrate these values, the better.

For more detailed information on entry requirements for each category you can download the Awards Criteria.  


Nominations close on 16th May 2022 so make sure you don't miss the chance to celebrate your grassroots heroes!