2020 Grassroots Football Awards - Nominations Now Open!


The nomination window for this year’s FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards is now OPEN!

With all football paused for the time being, now is a great time to spread some positivity and start nominating your local grassroots football heroes.

The FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards are for people who make a positive difference. It’s our way to celebrate the fantastic individuals who put their heart and soul into the grassroots game across England – and say a huge thank you to the incredible volunteers who inspire us all. 

These volunteers have weathered the storm this season. With the floods and now the coronavirus pandemic, it’s more important than ever to recognise and thank them for their hard work and dedication in a challenging time. 

The awards recognise and reward the people, clubs and leagues that deliver grassroots football throughout the country. Awards are split into categories, and County FAs select a local winner for each. These form a shortlist for The FA’s national winners, selected by a national judging panel. 


Grassroots Coach of the Year for Youth 

Grassroots Coach of the Year for Adults 

Grassroots Club of the Year 

Grassroots League of the Year 

Grassroots Volunteer of the Year 

Rising Star of the Year 

Grassroots Grounds Team of the Year 

Grassroots Project of the Year 

'We Only Do Positive’ - Parents Respect Award 

Grassroots Match Official of the Year


This year, Cornwall FA is also running the following local awards. To nominate for these two awards, please follow the links below.

Outstanding Service to Cornish Football

This can be anyone who has gone above and beyond over the years to support and grow the game in the county, whether that is within a league, a club, as a referee, players, volunteer or maybe all the above.

Administrator of the Year

The administrator of an organisation, the person who keeps everything organised and ticking over, who works tirelessly doing the paperwork, organising the meetings, or maybe paying the bills. Any one of the unsung behind-the-scenes admins.

All nominations will be judged with The FA’s PRIDE values in mind. These values and ways of behaving are what we all strive towards in grassroots football.

Progressive - always looking to improve and innovate 
Respectful - leading by example to inspire positive behaviour 
Inclusive - uniting all people of any age, ethnicity and background 
Determined - rising to and overcoming challenges 
Excellent - striving to make football the best it can be


To submit your nomination for any of the categories listed above, please follow the link below.