The Awards Ceremony is now in its fourth year and is a showcase celebration of the excellent work and achievements of Young People and their supporters within grassroots football across the country.
This prestigious annual event will see award winners across five categories:
Youth Council of the Year – Awarded to the County FA Youth Council who has had made a significant and outstanding contribution towards Grass Roots football for children and young people within their County.
Outstanding Adult Supporting Youth Leaders – Awarded to the supporting adult who has made a significant and outstanding contribution towards supporting youth leaders in their county.
Leadership Programme (Education & Community) – Awarded to the educational institution / football club / organisation who has made a significant and outstanding contribution towards creating opportunities for youth leaders to flourish.
Outstanding Youth Leader – Awarded to the individual youth leader who has had made a significant and outstanding contribution towards Grass Roots football for children and young people within their County.
Unite Award – Awarded to the individual or group who have made a significant and outstanding contribution to the game by working collaboratively and uniting others for a common purpose.
Kieren Laverick, Chairperson of The FA National Game Youth Council said: “Our vision is; “To inspire, empower and provide a voice for all children and young people to influence change, and develop a lasting legacy in football” and the Football Futures Awards recognise Youth Leaders who have been and will continue to be a superb support to our team and our efforts towards that vision.
Without the work of these groups and individuals football would be a different game, with fewer opportunities to play for many young people and those who could play would surely find their experiences hampered. Volunteers really make the difference”.
The event will also include a guest panel which will give the attendees the opportunity to ask questions to some senior representatives within our National Game including , Chief Executive of the FA Martin Glenn and Kelly Simmons, Director of the National Game and Women’s Football.
You can follow the build-up and action from the awards via The National Game Youth Council’s Twitter (@TheFAnyc) and the hashtag #FFAwards16