SEARCH FOR 2016 FOOTBALL HEROES BEGINS FOR THE WELSH COMMUNITY FOOTBALL AWARDS PRESENTED BY McDONALD’S

Voting is now open here: http://welshfootballtrust.org.uk/Awards2016 for the Welsh Community Football Awards presented by McDonald's.

Since 2008, The FAW and McDonald’s Community Awards have been celebrating and recognising the hard work of unsung local heroes who devote their time and effort to grassroots football in their communities, championing the achievements of volunteers, clubs and leagues in counties across Wales.

The FAW and Welsh Football Trust is urging people from across the region to nominate their unsung heroes across eight award categories as recognition for their commitment and achievements in football.

The eight award categories are:

  • Grassroots Impact
  • School of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year (The People’s Award)
  • Young Volunteer of the Year
  • Club of the Year
  • Community Coach of the Year
  • Performance Development Coach of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement Award

Jamie Clewer, Head of Growth for the Welsh Football Trust: “Grassroots football makes a vital contribution to the health of the national game and it is tremendous that The Football Association of Wales, the Welsh Football Trust and McDonald’s are recognising these clubs and individuals again in 2016 with the Community Awards. The awards are a great opportunity for us to celebrate the dedication and commitment shown by clubs, coaches, players and volunteers across the country and we urge everyone to nominate a dedicated volunteer they know.”

Nominations for regional awards close on Sunday 15th May 2016 and the national award winners will be announced at The Welsh Football Community Awards presented by McDonald’s at the annual National Ceremony Sunday 9th October 2016. The national winners will be selected by a judging panel which will include McDonald’s Director of Welsh Football Ryan Giggs who is involved in the search for the winners of these prestigious awards.

To nominate an individual club or league from your community, visit www.welshfootballtrust.org.uk/awards2016 or for more details speak to Growth Team Administrator, Tom Keohane on 01633 282911 or tom.keohane@welshfootballtrust.org.uk.


The McDonald's Better Play website has everything you need to get the most out of football. Opportunities to get funding for your club, useful information on coaching or running a team, and even once in a lifetime experiences and awards.


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