Birmingham FA Football Awards
Who are your #GrassrootsHeroes?
Nominations for the 2017 FA Community Awards close this Thursday 13th April, please make sure you nominate now!
The Awards recognise and celebrate grassroots volunteers across the UK who make a real difference to their communities.
There are 8 categories and 2 new awards have been added for 2017 – Coach of the Year and Best Inclusive Programme. Each nomination will be judged by Birmingham Football Association, before a national shortlist is created from the regional winners of each category. In 2016, more than 2,000 nominations were put forward for the Awards in England.
The eight categories are:
- The FA Charter Standard Community Club Award
- The FA Charter Standard Development Club Award
- The FA Charter Standard Club Award
- The FA Charter Standard League of the Year Award
- Best Inclusive Project Award
- Coach of the Year
- People’s Award - Outstanding Contribution to Community Football
- Young Volunteer of the Year Award
McDonald’s is a long term partner of the FA during which time thousands of grassroots clubs have benefitted. Their work has ranged from training football coaches and running community football days, to equipping the UK's 5,000-plus FA-accredited football clubs with brand new kit each year – and they are on track to donate their 250,000th kit this year.
Kelly Simmons, Football Participation and Development Director at the FA commented:“McDonald’s has supported grassroots football in partnership with The FA for the last 15 years. Over that time McDonald’s has become an integral part of growing the game for boys and girls all around the country.
"With McDonald’s investment into key programmes and initiatives, they help us to make great strides in achieving our goal to provide football for all. We couldn’t do all that we do without the help of our partners and McDonald’s are a shining example of how to make a difference. We thank them for their support for the last 15 years and for the years ahead.”
Make sure you recognise the amazing volunteers that make grassroots football happen across the Midlands!