The Scottish Football Association


Nominations process for Grassroots Awards now open

Friday, 05 February 2016

The nominations process for the annual Scottish FA Grassroots Awards, presented by McDonald’s and The Sunday Mail, is now open.

The awards aim to recognise and reward grassroots clubs and volunteers across the country, who dedicate their time to developing and progressing the grassroots game in Scotland.

Nominate your local club or unsung hero for one of the ten award categories so that they can be recognised for their commitment and achievements throughout the last year.

The ten award categories are:

Regional and National
* Volunteer of the Year in Youth Football
* Volunteer of the Year in Schools Football
* Volunteer of the Year in Adult Football
* Volunteer of the Year in Disability Football
* Volunteer of the Year in Girls’/Womens’ Football

* Best Professional Club in the Community
* Community Football Club of the Year
* McDonald’s Community Champion of the Year 
* Coach of the Year
* Merit Award for Services to Football

To find out more about the awards, and nominate, visit

Nominations for the regional awards close on Tuesday 31st May, and the national categories then close on Tuesday 21st June.

Details of the shortlist of nominees for the People’s Award (Merit Award for Services to Football), and the voting process, will be confirmed in August, ahead of the prestigious national awards ceremony at Hampden Park the following month.

Scottish FA Director of Football Development, Jim Fleeting, said: “Grassroots clubs and volunteers dedicate countless hours to the grassroots game in Scotland. We have the pleasure of working with them week in and week out, and see the effort that they put in to ensure young footballers have the best possible experiences. The Scottish FA Grassroots Awards, presented by McDonald’s and The Sunday Mail offer local communities the chance to recognise and celebrate those that give so much to their community. Without them football in Scotland wouldn’t exist as we know it and we urge everyone to get behind their local unsung heroes and nominate them for an award now.”

McDonald’s has been community partner of The Scottish FA for over 14 years. Together we will be working to help Quality Mark clubs raise the standards of grassroots football through better safety, better advice, better coaching for better coaches, better kit, better support and better recognition for volunteers.

For more information on the programme and the 2016 Grassroots Awards, please visit:


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