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Football may be in Covid-19 lockdown but Scottish FA Grassroots Awards wants to hear about those who make a difference to the sport in their community

By Craig Christie

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DO you know a group or individual who has made a big difference to grassroots football in your community?

The awards will celebrate the champions of grassroots football.
The awards will celebrate the champions of grassroots football.

If so, nominations are open until July 3 for a Scottish FA awards scheme celebrating the people that matter in the sport in their home area.

See here for more information, or to nominate a grassroots football club or volunteer.

The annual Scottish FA Grassroots Awards, presented by McDonald’s, are now in their 18th year and looking for nominees in a number of categories.

Football may be in shutdown for the foreseeable future but the awards will still recognise the work of committed individuals in the grassroots game over the past year.

Grassroots clubs, coaches and volunteers from the six Scottish FA regions can be nominated for the awards, which are split in to regional and national categories.

There are plenty of opportunities for grassroots football heroes across the country to be rightfully recognised and the best of the regional winners will be celebrated at a showpiece national ceremony.

Andy Gould, Scottish FA Head of Football Development: “In the past year, the grassroots game has continued to flourish, but it feels particularly important to recognise the incredible work of those in the grassroots game at a time like this.

“The challenges presented by COVID-19 have been astronomical for everyone in football, from the very top level all the way through to the grassroots game.

"The dedication shown by thousands of volunteers across the country all year round deserves recognition, so I would like to thank everyone who commits their time and energy, as it is truly essential to our game.”

Award Categories:

  • Best Volunteer in Youth Football
  • Best Volunteer in Adult Football
  • Best Volunteer in Girls’ /Women’s’ Football
  • Best Para-Football Project
  • Best Community Football for All Project
  • Best Young Volunteer
  • Best Community Football Club
  • Best Professional Football Club in the Community

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