The England Football and McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards are to recognise and celebrate the people who put their heart and soul into the grassroots game across England, and to say a huge thank you to the incredible volunteers who inspire us all. 
Nominations for the 2022 awards are now closed
Each County FA will select a winner for each of the categories from your nominations. These form a shortlist for our national winners awarded by a National Judging Panel.
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What are the Grassroots Football Awards?

The Awards are split into ten categories. You nominate the people you think deserve national recognition. Watch the video of last year’s winners and let us know who should be on the 2022 winners list.


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
Grassroots Match Official of the Year
The Spirit of Grassroots Football Award

For more information please download the criteria document here

We have our own PRIDE values which nominations are judged against. These values and ways of behaving are what we all strive towards in grassroots football. The winners will demonstrate all of the following values:

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

For a complete list of entry requirements please see our PDF here

We want to praise and recognise those people who embody all that is good about football and who apply those qualities to the clubs, leagues and local communities they enrich.

The winners will be people who have really made a difference and can demonstrate how they make their positive impact happen. They behave with fairness and integrity, they create fun, safe and inclusive environments for everyone. They encourage the very best, both in themselves and in everybody around them. They have risen to overcome challenges and they make a truly positive impact in their community.

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The Bobby Moore Award:

Chosen by our national panel from across the local winners, the Bobby Moore Award honours the club, league, project, team of people or individual that has exemplified the spirit of grassroots football. This year our winner is Dr Sarah Griffiths.

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Our winners come from England Football Accredited environments that fly the flag for football played in safe, respectful and inclusive environments. Find out more about our kitemark programme.

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