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Nominations open for FA Community Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2016 FA Community Awards, presented by McDonald’s.

The awards are now a firm fixture on the football calendar and this is the seventh year that the best clubs and volunteers are to be recognised. 

Last year saw a record number of nominations – with thousands of grassroots clubs and individuals being put forward. And this year, there is even greater incentive to get nominations in – The FA will be offering six chances to win family tickets to a friendly England fixture in the build up to the Uefa European Championship in the summer.

There are seven categories of award, including Volunteer of the Year, FA Charter Standard Community Club of the Year and the coveted People’s Award, which last year was won posthumously by Glenn Weaver for his lifetime dedication to the development of women’s football.

Winners will be awarded in each County before Regional winners are selected who will form the shortlist for the national finalists. The national winners will be selected by a judging panel featuring legends of the game including Martin Keown and McDonald’s Director of Football, Sir Geoff Hurst.

FA Chief Executive, Martin Glenn said: “As the nominations come in once again there is sure to be a wealth of examples of the many of inspiring stories that exist within grassroots football. The FA Community Awards, presented by McDonald’s serve as a fitting platform to recognise the clubs and the army of volunteers that make such a massive contribution to football.”

Nominees are not limited to one selection – if they wish to multiple nominations they can do so at up to 31 March when the nominations close and judges begin the difficult task of making their selections.

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