Grassroots nominations wanted for 2010 New Year Honours

Is there someone at your club who gives their all to football at grassroots level?

Do you know someone who goes the extra mile for the sake of their club or league?

Do you want to see one of the thousands of volunteers that keep the amateur game ticking over rewarded for their efforts?

If the answer to any of these questions is yes and you want to show how much you appreciate that person, then why not nominate them for the 2010 New Year Honours list in recognition of their services to football.

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) are now identifying potential candidates for the 2010 New Year Honours List, including potential nominations for services to football.

So this is your opportunity to nominate the people who make a huge difference to grassroots football - the unsung heroes of the real game in this country.

The person could be involved in a 'hands on' way - e.g. manager, coach or referee - or behind the scenes as an administrator or other volunteer.

The English FA are keen to see an increase in the number of people recognised from football's grassroots. The FA website says:

"The Honours system provides a great opportunity to recognise those people who are really making a difference to football, not just those who participate but those involved behind the scenes, be it on the coaching, managing, refereeing or administration side.

"Honours recognise the achievements of ordinary people and are a great way to recognise outstanding merit and service to the nation. Nominations are particularly welcome from groups that tend to be under-represented, such as women and ethnic minorities."

Nomination forms are available from the DCMS.  The deadline for completed nomination forms is Thursday 30 April.  Forms should be sent direct to the DCMS - see form for details.

If you intend to nominate someone, Club Website would love to hear about them! Email with a short summary about why you are nominating them and, even if they don't make the Honours list, we'd love to give them a shout at Club Website!

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