Grassroots football is the lifeblood of the game.

The tireless work and passion of people who work within it will be celebrated on the 27th of September at Hampden Park when the Scottish FA hosts its annual Grassroots Awards, presented by McDonald’s and the Sunday Mail.

Who do you think deserves recognition for their work?

Nominations are still open for the Best Professional Club in the Community, Best Community Football Club and Best Coach of the Year categories.

Last year in the Central region, Cowie United won the Best Youth Football Club of the Year for their work in providing football opportunities for children in their area.

Best Professional Club in the Community NOMINATE NOW

The professional game flourishes with the help of strong grassroots programmes, and likewise the grassroots game can benefit from the positive exposure that our top players and clubs bring.

This award seeks to recognise a professional club in Scotland that provides excellent grassroots opportunities for people to develop and enjoy our game.

Best Community Football Club NOMINATE NOW

Community football clubs provide opportunities for everyone to play the game - children and adults, males and females, and players with disabilities.

We want to highlight Scotland's best community clubs, by looking at the scale of opportunities they provide, the quality of coaching and the impact they have on their local communities.

Best Coach of the Year NOMINATE NOW

This category focuses on the huge role that coaches play in giving players - young or old - the best possible experience. We are looking for a coach who encourages the development of both the player and the person, and creates an environment for the team to improve in.

This person will also have worked hard to improve their own knowledge of the game, and demonstrate the enjoyment our game can bring.
 

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