Grassroots Football Excellence Awards
To recognise those making a difference
WELCOME TO season 21/22 GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL AWARDS
Along with our sponsor, Charlton Baker, we want to reward the remarkable contribution football volunteers in Wiltshire. Without the time, dedication and commitment volunteers demonstrate in football clubs and leagues, grassroots football would simply not exist.
Alongside the FA and McDonalds Awards, the Wiltshire FA & Charlton Baker Grassroots Football Excellence Awards 2022 will introduce additional awards to recognise and thank more clubs, leagues, volunteers and projects that are making a difference in grassroots football in Wiltshire with a big celebration event in June.
Charlton Baker Grassroots Football Excellence Awards
Making a Difference Award
This award is for anyone who is making or has made a significant difference in grassroots football. The nominee’s involvement in grassroots football may be making a difference to the community, they may be making an impact in developing the game For All, or they might have dedicated a lifetime to the grassroots game to develop a lasting legacy in football.
This award will recognise those individuals who are leading by example and striving to make football the best it can be in Wiltshire.
Nominations are not accepted for this award. The winner will be chosen from all the nominations.
Ability Counts Excellence Award
This award is for volunteers, teams or individuals who are supporting disability football. The nominee may have had significant achievements in disability football or encouraged others to be the best they can be.
This award recognises those individuals committed to developing #WiltshireFootball.
Outstanding Personal Achievement Award
This award is for anyone rising to and overcoming challenges with football. The nominee may have shown determination to overcome adversity.
This award recognises the positive impact football can have on people’s lives.
Inclusive Football and Community Involvement Award
This award recognises clubs, teams, projects and individuals who are uniting people of any age, ethnicity and from any background.
The nominee may have demonstrated fairness and integrity in football to ensure the game is For All or may be developing inspiring ways to increase their reach or may be finding ways to encourage more engagement with the community.
This award recognises those people who are using football to enhance the Wiltshire community by inspiring positive behaviour and creating fun, safe, inclusive environments for people to enjoy the game.
This award recognises individuals who are striving to be the best they can be, maybe a Referee striving for promotion or a coach that keeps learning.
The nominee may be dedicated to progressing through the development and education pathway, developing skills to improve the standard of football in Wiltshire.
This award recognises those people who are reaching for improvement and innovation.
Wildcats Centre of the Year
This award recognises Wildcats centres who are providing the best environment for girls to give football a try.
The nominated centre may be making significant strides to create a fun, social, safe, girls-only environment where the youngsters can learn new skills, make friends and have fun.
This award recognises the commitment for development and growth in football to make sure it is a game For All.
Healthy, Safe and Sustainable Club Award
Together Charlton Baker and iPRO Hydrate would like to recognise those clubs who are taking positive steps to look after physical health, mental health and the health of the environment.
The nominated club must demonstrate what they are doing to be healthy, safe and sustainable.
Clubs are encouraged to take the iPRO Pledge and register to join the Wiltshire FA Green Team and register for Good Game Campaign.
Safeguarding Excellence Award
Together Charlton Baker and Strakers would like to recognise the clubs that are providing an excellent standard of safeguarding for their players.
This award recognises the commitment to keeping children and adults safe in #WiltshireFootball.
the fa & mcdonald's grassroots football awards
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.
So, what does it take to win a Grassroots Football Award? You tell us because it’s down to you to tell us the people who deserve to win by nominating them. The closing date for nomination is 16 May 2022.
The Awards are split into ten categories. You nominate the people you think deserve national recognition.
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.
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
Grassroots Awards Pack for Clubs and Leagues
We have developed a pack to help support Clubs and Leagues get nominations. You can share content on social media, contact your managers via WhatsApp, display posters at your site and nominate your club for an award.
Help us promote the awards and together let's recognise the people making a difference!