The 2018 FAW McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards, our annual celebration for the amazing volunteers who make Welsh football great, saw 10 national winners crowned.
The deserved winners were presented their awards by international stars like Danny Gabbidon, David Cotterill, Ian Rush and Helen Ward, who all started their football journeys at the grassroots.
Our 2018 Volunteer of the Year was Colin Jackson, of Penycae FC.
He said: “I feel honoured to accept the award, on behalf of the club, more than anything.
"I'm hoping that I can continue to be involved, even though it's getting tougher as I'm getting older and that the club can continue to grow, as it has done in the last 15 years.”
He was presented his award by Wales legend Ian Rush, who said: “A lot of the work people like Colin do goes unnoticed but they’re the real heroes.
"They don’t get paid for doing what they do and they give up their free time. Without these people there is no football.”
Full list of 2018 winners
Volunteer of the Year: Colin Jackson, Penycae FC
Outstanding Achievement: David Nickless, Flintshire Primary Schools FA
Grassroots Project Award: St Florence FC Girls
Junior League of the Year: Llyn & Eifionydd JL
Young Volunteer of the Year: Joseph Proietti, Port Talbot Referees Society
Community Club of the Year: Fishguard Sports AFC
Community Coach of the Year: Amlyn Ifans, Bow Street FC
Fun Football Provider of the Year: Sports Xtra
Football Mum of the Year: Amanda Matthews
Football Restaurant of the Year: McDonald's BridgendFIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR MCDONALDS FUN FOOTBALL PROGRAMME