Grassroots Football Awards

Grassroots Football Awards

The FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards are for people who make a positive difference.

It’s our way to celebrate the fantastic individuals who put their heart and soul into the grassroots game across England – and say a huge thank you to the incredible volunteers who inspire us all.

How the awards work

These awards are to recognise and reward the people, clubs and leagues that deliver grassroots football throughout the country. The awards are split into categories, anybody can nominate people into the category through the online nomination portal. County FAs select a local winner for each from the public’s nominations. These form a shortlist for our national winners, selected by a national judging panel. 

How to make nominations

Individuals are nominated by someone else (not themselves), while anyone involved in a club or league can nominate their own club and/or league. The nomination is going to mean so much to the person receiving it. They are going to feel like a winner in the eyes of their peers or players. 

When selecting your nominations, think about all the roles in grassroots football. Think about who’s impressed you, who’s really made a difference, and how they made that positive impact happen.

The 2020/2021 Westmorland County FA grassroots award winners

Volunteer of the Year – Tom Brown (Kirkby Lonsdale FC)
Coach of the Year for Adults – Andy Burrell (Ullswater United)
Coach of the Year for Youths – Amanda Mitchinson (Wattsfield Youth Girls)
Grounds team of the Year – Wayne Chorley 
Club of the Year – Appleby Youth
League of the Year – Kendal College Sport Under-18 League
Rising Star of the Year – Tilly Nicholls
Match Official of the Year – Peter Rushton
Spirit of Football Award – Ambleside United Juniors U10s
Project of the Year – Kendal County Foodbank