Welsh grassroots football heroes wanted

The Welsh Football Trust are on the hunt for the unsung heroes of grassroots football in Wales.

If you know someone who goes above and beyond the call of duty to ensure the very best standards of football are achieved at their local club, then the Trust want to hear about them.

Since 2004, the Welsh Football Trust and their community partner, McDonald’s, have been recognising the heroes of grassroots football through a national awards programme to celebrate the commitment and support of the thousands of volunteers that keep Welsh children playing football come rain or shine.

This year, the awards will reward the achievements of local heroes from every corner of Wales through the Welsh Community Football Awards.

The winners of the regional awards will then automatically become the shortlisted candidates for the annual Welsh Football Trust National Awards, presented by McDonald’s, at a star-studded event at Cardiff Castle on Thursday 23 June.

The search for your grassroots football heroes has already begun so, if you know of a player, coach, volunteer, school or club that deserves recognition, make sure you nominate them for an award.

These awards are for people out there at grassroots football clubs just like yours.

Club Website members in both England - at the FA Community Awards - and Scotland - at the SFA Grassroots Awards - have collected similar awards already this season.

We're certain our member clubs in Wales have similar grassroots heroes amongst their ranks so, if you know a person or club that fits the bill, make sure you put them forward.

Nominations are open until 18 April and cover each of the categories detailed below.

You can either nominate online or print out this nomination form and submit by post.

Welsh Community Football Awards

* Coach of the year
* Volunteer of the year
* Club of the year
* School of the year
* Player of the year (boy)
* Player of the year (girl)
* Player of the year (disability girl)
* Player of the year (disability boy)
* Life Time Achievement Award

Note: Player of the year nominees must be under 19.

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