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Search for Staffordshire football grassroots heroes

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: February 17, 2014

By Marcus Powell

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STAFFORDSHIRE FA are looking to identify unsung heroes in grassroots football with nominations open for the FA Community Awards, writes Marcus Powell.

The FA, and its community partner McDonald’s, are looking to recognise and reward grassroots clubs, coaches and volunteers.

There are eight category awards up for nomination: (1) People’s Choice Award (Outstanding Contribution to Community Football),(2) The FA Charter Standard Community Club, (3) The FA Charter Standard Development Club, (4) The FA Charter Standard Club, ( 5) The FA Charter Standard League, (6) Volunteer of the Year, (7) Young Volunteer of the Year, (8) Coach of the Year.

Staffs FA football development officer, Gareth Thomas: “Grassroots football is at the heart of the national game, and every week across the country people dedicate their time and energy to provide a professional, fun and rewarding football experience for the local community. Fingers crossed we get some finalists from Staffordshire!”

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Nominations close on March 28 and award winners will be announced at The FA Community Awards, sponsored by McDonald’s, in August at the FA Community Shield, Wembley.

To find out more about the awards log onto www.TheFA.com/yourgame .

For more details, call Staffs FA on 01785 256994 or email gareth.thomas@staffordshirefa.com or alison.watson@staffordshirefa.com

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