Nominations are now open for the third FA Community Awards and
Sheffield & Hallamshire FA are hoping to see nominations flood
in for local clubs, leagues and volunteers.
The Awards, which are run by the FA and its community partner
McDonald's, aim to recognise and reward grassroots clubs and
volunteers across the country, as the unsung heroes of grassroots
football in communities across England.
Sheffield & Hallamshire FA is calling on people from across
the region to cast their votes in the eight award categories,
recognising the achievements of members of our grassroots
The eight award categories are:
• Outstanding Contribution Award (Voted for by the public at
• 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 Award
• Volunteer of the Year Award
• Young Volunteer of the Year Award
• Coach of the Year Award
Nominations close on 11 May 2012 and the County Awards night
will be held in early July. The national award winners will be
announced at The FA Community Awards presented by McDonald's in
National winners will be selected by a judging panel which is
likely to include Sir Geoff Hurst, Sir Trevor Brooking and members
of the national media, who are all involved in the search for the
winners of these prestigious awards.
Sheffield & Hallamshire FA General Secretary James Hope-Gill
said: "Grassroots football is at the heart of the national game and
every week across the country, people dedicate their time and
energy to provide a professional, fun and rewarding football
experience for the local community.
"We are delighted that The FA and McDonald's have recognised
these clubs and individuals with the Community Awards and believe
this is a great opportunity for us to celebrate the dedication and
commitment shown by clubs, coaches, players and volunteers across
the UK and so we'd urge people to nominate. Fingers crossed we get
some finalists and national winners from our region."
To find out more about the awards, read about last year's
winners and nominate an individual club or league from our
community, log onto www.thefa.com/yourgame