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Grassroots heroes, Jamie and Mirren McDonald, have been named winners of the prestigious Best Volunteer in Disability Football Award at the 2013 Scottish FA Grassroots Awards.

With over 10 years of volunteering under their belts Jamie and Mirren have been incredibly committed to developing grassroots football.

Jamie and Mirren collected their awards at Hampden Park at the national ceremony from McDonald’s Head of Scottish Football, Kenny Dalglish and Assistant National Coach Mark McGhee.

For the last 11 years, Jamie and Mirren McDonald have dedicated their time to helping disability football in the Lothian area. Over that time they have both shown remarkable commitment to the Lothian Special Olympics by coaching the players each week as well as taking on the roles of Treasurer and Secretary.

They both strive to ensure that all of the players have a smile on their face and the correct equipment to play with, often spending their own money on boots and kit. They also organise events and competitions that the players can take part in throughout the year.

This year, hundreds of nominations were received from across the country, with nominees first recognised at a regional level across the five volunteer categories before going on to be shortlisted for the national awards.

McDonald’s Head of Scottish Football, Kenny Dalglish, said: “The Edinburgh area owes an awful lot to these winners for the effort that they put into improving grassroots football.

“Jamie and Mirren’s effect on disability football can be seen by the enthusiasm that their players put into their matches.”