Nominations are now open for the 2015 Community Awards across the UK, as each of the four home nation FAs seek to recognise the game’s unsung heroes.
The Community Awards, run in association with McDonald’s, recognise the grassroots football clubs and volunteers that dedicate their free time to ensure young players can enjoy the game.
The awards provide the opportunity for those people who keep the grassroots game alive by working tirelessly for their local club to get the recognition they deserve.
Each of the four home nations has their own nomination categories – including volunteers, coaches, referees, clubs or leagues – but all of the awards have a common theme of praising those people who work without reward for the benefit of their local community.
Winners are awarded at a local, county, regional and national level, so there are plenty of opportunities for grassroots football heroes right across the UK to be recognised.
Scotland legend and McDonald’s Head of Scottish Football Kenny Dalglish said: “Grassroots volunteers and the clubs in which they operate play a crucial role in bringing communities together.
“They dedicate their free time to ensure that young footballers have an opportunity to enjoy the game that we know and love. From my perspective they are priceless and without them football simply wouldn’t exist in the way we know.”
To nominate your grassroots football hero, visit mcdonalds.co.uk/awards.