Grassroots Football Excellence Awards
To recognise those making a difference
WELCOME TO season 22/23 GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL AWARDS
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 England Football Awards, the Wiltshire FA & Charlton Baker Grassroots Football Excellence Awards 2023 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.
The categories include, Making A Difference, Ability Counts Excellence, Outstanding Personal Achievement, Inclusive Football, Progression Award, Wildcats Centre of the Year, Healthy, Safe and Sustainable Clubs, Coach of the Year, Club of the Year, League of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Grounds Team of the Year, Match Official of the Year, Lioness Award and Positive Environment Award!
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Charlton Baker Grassroots Football Excellence Awards 2023
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 football For All.
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 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.
Sustainable Club of the Year
Together Charlton Baker and Hills Waste Solutions would like to recognise the clubs that are making steps to positively address climate change.
The nominated club must demonstrate how they are using football to benefit people, wildlife and the climate, now and for the future.
This award recognises the commitment to changing behaviour and inspiring the local community to improve the environment.
Healthy Club of the Year Award
Together Charlton Baker and iPRO Hydrate would like to recognise those clubs who are taking positive steps to look after physical health and mental health of their players.
The nominated club must demonstrate what they are doing to encourage people to look after their health.
This award recognises those creating environments where people thrive, health is promoted and people are comfortable speaking about their mental health.
Welfare Officer of the Year Award
Together Charlton Baker and Strakers would like to recognise the clubs that are providing an excellent standard of safeguarding for their players.
The nominee must demonstrate what they are doing to keep football safe.
This award recognises the commitment to keeping children and adults safe in #WiltshireFootball.
ENGLAND FOOTBALL grassroots football awards 2023
The Grassroots Football Awards is our opportunity to celebrate the people who make grassroots football great for everyone. They’re for the people who make a positive difference. They’re our way to recognise the fantastic people who put their heart and soul into football across England.
Most of all, they’re a time for us to say a huge thank you to those amazing people who inspire us all with a prestigious national awards ceremony where we can all come together.
This season, our volunteers have worked hard to show the true power of football in connecting people, in building communities and enabling more players to enjoy playing our beautiful game.
Let’s show them how much we appreciate their effort, commitment and impact. There are eleven different categories for you to nominate into.
Coach of the Year (Male Pathway, Female Pathway, Disability Pathway)
Club of the Year
League of the Year
Young Volunteer of the Year
New Volunteer of the Year
Grassroots Grounds Team of the Year
Grassroots Match Official of the Year
The Lioness Award
Positive Football Environment
spread the word
Help us spread the word about the Grassroots Awards so we can recognise the people making a difference!
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!