The FA Community Awards (Nominations are now OPEN)

We all know at least one person who makes a difference in our local football community.

The FA Community Awards presented by McDonald’s aim to recognise and reward people across the country that make a difference to grassroots football in their local community – the people who dedicate their time to developing tomorrow’s young talent and help ensure safety and best practice in tens of thousands of clubs up and down the country.

The awards offer a chance to all those involved in grassroots football to shout about the person, or team of people that have made a real difference to their experience whilst playing or just being involved in the beautiful game. 

Winners are awarded at a local, regional and national level so there’s plenty of opportunity for grassroots football heroes across the country to be recognised.

What awards can be won?

The seven award categories are:

  • The FA Charter Standard Club of the Year 
  • The FA Charter Standard Development Club of the Year 
  • The FA Charter Standard Community Club of the Year 
  • The FA Charter Standard League of the Year 
  • The FA Young Volunteer of the Year (under-25) 
  • The FA Volunteer of the Year 
  • The People’s Award – Outstanding Contribution to Community Football

The National winners will be chosen by a National Award judging panel featuring 1966 World Cup winner and McDonald’s Director of Football, Sir Geoff Hurst.

Nominations for 2016 are now OPEN! Click here to recognise and reward your grassroots hero or club by nominating them for an award. 

The FA RESPECT Awards (Nominations now closed)

The FA is delighted to announce the fifth year of its Respect and Fair Play Awards and has called on the game’s unsung heroes across Somerset to share their success stories.

Since 2009, The FA has annually recognised the outstanding achievements of individuals, clubs, leagues and organisations at all levels of football that have committed themselves to seeing the game played in a fair, safe and enjoyable way.

The FA are again seeking nominations which can come from a third party or the individual, club, county football association or league themselves.

FA Chairman David Bernstein said: “The Respect Awards recognise the clubs, leagues and individuals at all levels of the game that have set and maintained high standards or who have experienced difficult days and taken it upon themselves to do something about it. Through education, promotion, campaigning but mostly dogged perseverance they will have set a standard of behaviour which has changed for the better the conduct of teams and individuals.

One of the Respect Awards on offer links the contribution of an individual with one of England’s greatest football ambassadors, Bobby Moore, who played the game with a dignity that still sets an example today.

Football in this country cannot take place without the structure offered by its league programme and leagues tend to have a close and influential relationship with their clubs. For this reason The FA will reward those leagues that have promoted respect and fair play at a county, regional and national level.

For more information, please go to the following link