McDonald’s urges communities to honour grassroots heroes for 2016 awards

Nominations for the 2016 Community Awards, presented by McDonald’s, are now open. These awards recognise grassroots football clubs and volunteers that dedicate countless hours to grassroots football throughout the country.



Together with the four UK Football Associations, McDonald’s is urging local communities to nominate their grassroots heroes who make a real difference to grassroots football. This can be any one at the club who goes the extra mile to ensure that all players have access to the beautiful game; whether you wash the kit, paint the lines or make the half-time tea, everyone is eligible for an award.

To vote for your outstanding volunteer in grassroots football, visit:

England : People’s Award has voting now closed.


Scotland: http://grassroots.scottishfa.co.uk/grassroots/

Northern Ireland: http://www.irishfa.com/communityawards


McDonald’s Director of Football, Sir Geoff Hurst said:  “The McDonald’s Community Awards have seen hundreds of people and clubs across the UK recognised for the incredible role they play in grassroots football. These people are the lifeblood of the game and give thousands of children and young people the chance to play football each week, often giving up their time and talent for free to keep the game going. We hear some incredible stories at the awards events and I look forward to hearing about this year’s crop of grassroots heroes.”

To find out more about previous winners:

Click here for England

Click here for Wales

Click here for Scotland

Click here for Northern Ireland