The FA Long Service Award

The FA Long Service Award

The FA awards an ‘Order of Merit’ in recognition of the exceptional dedication and commitment undertaken by volunteers at grassroots level over many years

To be eligible for this award, the nominated individual must have completed 50 years as a football volunteer, inclusive of playing career but excluding any football played at school under the age of 16. To nominate a member of your club, league, or organisation or all you need to do is follow the steps below.


Step 1: Download the nomination form using the link at the foot of this page

Step 2: Return the completed form to us by post or by email

Step 3: Hertfordshire FA will review, respond with any questions and forward the finalised version to The FA for consideration

Step 4: The FA will issue the 50-Year Award Certificate and badge to Hertfordshire FA (can take up to 8 weeks)

Step 5: Hertfordshire FA will arrange, with the nominator, a time, date and venue for the award to be presented to the recipient

Nomination Form

Please be aware there is a different process for recognising long service of Referees, details of which can be found on this page