Last night the Scottish FA Grassroots Awards presented by McDonald’s and the Sunday Mail were held at Hampden Park for the 15th consecutive year.
There were 10 winners on the night with Jane Lavery winning the People’s Choice Award.
Jane Lavery runs the under-9s and under-11s girls teams at Pollok United Soccer Academy in addition to assisting with the disability group. She regularly sacrifices her own time to travel considerable distances to facilitate coaching sessions and has created a legacy for future young girls to have a pathway into football.
Kenny Dalglish and Shelley Kerr were in attendance to present the awards.
The award winners were as follows:
Football Restaurant of the Year: Dunfermline
Football Mum of the Year: Shona Crawford
Best Volunteer in Adult Football: Jimmy Smith
Best Community Football Club: Drumchapel United
Best Volunteer in Girls’/Women’s Football: Michael Windrum
Best Professional Club in the Community: Montrose
Best Volunteer in Youth Football: Phil Purves
Best Community Football For All Project: Coo Park
Best Disability Football Project: Glenrothes Strollers
People’s Choice Award: Jane Lavery
This year's runners-up for the People's Choice Award were Phil Hope, Chairman of Carnoustie Panmure FC in the East Region, and Kevin O'Neil, Head of Academy in the South West Region with approximately 400 registered players.