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The FA and McDonalds Grassroots Football Awards are Back for 2018-19

Nominate your Grassroots Heroes Now!

The FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Football awards are back!

Our County FA will be celebrating those people, clubs and leagues who make a positive difference across our communities.

  This is our chance to celebrate work that goes into the grassroots game – and say a big thank you to the incredible volunteers who inspire us to make the football better For All.

Nominate your Grassroots hero now!


Nominations are open from 5 April until 10 May 2019. Anyone can make a nomination. Individuals should be nominated by someone else (not themselves), while anyone can nominate their own club and/or league.


👇To make a nomination👇

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The awards are split into 10 categories


Grassroots Coach of the Year

Grassroots Supporter of the Year

Grounds Team of the Year

Grassroots Club of the Year

Volunteer of the Year

Rising Star of the Year

We Only Do Positive Respect

Grassroots Project of the Year

Grassroots Match Official of the Year

Grassroots League of the Year

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See what previous Local & National recipients of the Charter Standard League of The Year Award, Gloucestershire County Womens Football League, had to say about the award and what it means to them.👇

 Judith Langworthy - League Vice-Chair

'It's a great achievement and an honour for the league to be a recipient of the National Charter Standard League of the Year Award award. The league won it because of its innovative approach to meeting the club's needs and all of the hardwork of ALL the volunteers to help more women in Gloucestershire to play the game.

'It has helped put the league on the map, and as a result, we have had many more teams express an interest in being a part of it for the current season and beyond!'

Martin Lee - Bradley Stoke Ladies First Team Manager

'As a club who have achieved FA Charter Standard Community Status to then be part of a League that has won the National Award for the FA Charter Standard League of the Year is great news. This means the League and the clubs work together to demonstrate all the Charter Standard qualities and processes to ensure the League develops and grows in the best manner allowing the clubs to follow.

Many young female teams are now joining the League in the knowledge that they will be a part of something special. The hard work of the League committee is being highlighted and so it should be due to all the unseen work that the volunteers complete behind the scenes to ensure the League continues to improve. Communication is key in this process and the League committee are always there to help any club to talk through and look at opportunities to assist them.'

Alexis Lunn-Gadd - Women's & Girls' Football Development officer

'From a county FA perspective, it has been fantastic to have a local league recognised for a National Award. The Gloucestershire County Women's League embrace new ideas with open arms and are keen to get behind initiatives that engage and support opportunities for women to play football.

We would encourage other local leagues to nominate themselves or, of course, encourage their member clubs to  recognise the league and the great work it does in providing football competitions for local players to participate within.'



The categories for this year’s awards are chosen to reflect the diversity of our football communities and the positive impact of football.


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

Awards. We’re looking for people who make these values part of clubs, leagues and local communities.

When making a nomination think about how you can evidence the difference and impact on those around them. You can see more about the award criteria at



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