Grassroots football champions come from all backgrounds and it’s time to recognise those that represent the very spirit of the game, with the launch of the 2018 Northants FA ‘For All’ Grassroots Awards.
The awards offer a chance for clubs to recognise and acknowledge those who offer outstanding contributions to grassroots football from every section of the game.
The window to vote is open for the whole of April and we’re looking for nominations from across all of grassroots football within the county - and we need you to help us find those who deserve the recognition.
Winners will be judged against the FA's PRIDE values: Progressive, Respectful, Inclusive, Determined and Excellent and how they demonstrate one or more of these attributes as a part of the game and within their communities.
The awards will celebrate individuals, clubs and teams and are divided into the following categories:
• Grassroots Coach of the Year
• Welfare Officer of the Year
• Young Volunteer of the Year
• Groundsman of the Year
• Young Referee of the Year
• Charter Standard Club of the Year
• Charter Standard League of the Year
• Volunteer of the Year
• Outstanding Contribution to Refereeing
• Outstanding Contribution to Football
Ian Tinto, Head of Football Development at Northants FA, said: “The NFA is very proud of all of the volunteer workforce locally and the awards evening is a fantastic opportunity to recognise just a few of our most dedicated and passionate volunteers.
“We know, week to week, a small army of passionate individuals undertake all of the roles required, ensuring that people who want to play football have the opportunity to do so - and this is your chance to make sure that they get a small bit of recognition that they deserve. It’s not just players and coaches we recognise, volunteers from all roles and backgrounds are rewarded; as are those leagues and clubs who work so hard to provide football locally. I’m sure we all have a grassroots hero - so make sure you nominate yours.”
To submit a nomination, please download the nomination form and send it by email to ForAllGrassrootsAwards@NorthantsFA.com
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD NOMINATION FORM
The closing date for entries is Monday 30 April. The winners will be invited to our awards evening, which takes place at Kettering Park Hotel on Friday 8 June.