Here's how you do something amazing
Nominations close on Sunday, May 14
The season is coming to a close but there's still time to do something amazing.
We're looking for clubs, coaches and volunteers who have done so many amazing things this season that they deserve an award.
The Welsh Community Football Awards aim to recognise those unsung hero who dedicate their time to grassroots football in their community.
During the last 15 years, the partnership between the FAW Trust and McDonald’s has supported more than 500 grassroots clubs and helped to raise the standard of the game as well as providing kit.
Now is the time of the year that we hand out the awards, so don't let this great opportunity get away.
• Grassroots Impact (Regional & National)
• Volunteer of the Year (The People’s Award) (Regional & National)
• Young Volunteer of the Year (Regional & National)
• Club of the Year (Regional & National)
• Community Coach of the Year (Regional & National)
• Performance Development Coach of the Year (Regional & National)
• Lifetime Achievement Award (Regional & National)
• Fun Football Provider of the Year (National)
The Categories Explained
Grassroots Impact Award
This looks to reward a project or organisation who have enabled a group of players or volunteers to
access football in the last 12 months and have evidenced a significant and positive social impact
through engagement in football. This could include creating opportunities for those with notable
physical or mental disabilities, removing barriers to BME participation, growing the girls game or any
other football activities that have benefitted their local community.
Volunteer of the Year (The People’s Award)
Across Wales, every evening of the week and every weekend of the year, there are thousands of
dedicated volunteers that go unnoticed, however these individuals are essential to our national
game, and put in many hours of voluntary work to help support the development of the game in
their area. This prestigious award is therefore a wonderful way to recognise those that coach,
organise, or administrate football, helping others and growing the game.
Young Volunteer of the Year
Must be a volunteer under the age of 25 as of May 2017. Somebody that gives up their time to
volunteer in football. It could be a former junior player, local community member or the everpositive
team cheer person! We want to celebrate those that make a significant contribution to
grassroots football, those that keep the game going. A role model that inspires others to get
Club of the Year
An FAW Accredited Club that deserves recognition for the work they do. A club that’s a focal part of
the community and provides playing opportunities for all. A club that contributes to keeping the
beautiful game alive by actively trying to achieve as high an accreditation award as possible.
Community Coach of the Year
This award recognises the outstanding contribution of a coach at a grassroots club or Fun Football
provider. Someone that encourages more people starting, staying and/or succeeding in football
through high quality coaching. Someone that has attended our FAW Football Leaders course or
above and has positively influenced a group of players.
Performance Development Coach of the Year
This award recognises the outstanding contribution of a coach within a Regional
Performance/Development Centre through high quality coaching and helping to support the next
generation of regional and possible international stars. If you have been impressed and inspired to
access the coach education pathway or enthused by the quality a coach possesses within this
Lifetime Achievement Award
This award is all about recognising those that have given their life to the game and in doing so have
helped others to enjoy it. This is an outstanding award which recognises dedication and those that
will leave a true legacy for others to benefit from within their local football community.
Fun Football Provider of the Year
An accredited Fun Football provider delivering organised ‘turn up and play’ opportunities.
Somewhere where skills are developed through creative football practice. An organisation that’s
committed to providing flexible football opportunities to all.
Please Note: The Fun Football Provider of the Year Award will be voted for in the same format as all other regional awards however, due to the number of providers on the programme there will only be a national winner as opposed to 6 regional winners.
All winners will be subject to DBS and FAW Coach Education checks.
What you get if you win
Regional Award Winners
• Two tickets for Wales vs Austria 02/09/2017
• Regional ‘Volunteer of the Year’ Award winner receives an invite to the National Ceremony for two
National Award Winners
• Engraved Trophy
• Framed Wales shirt
• Invite to National Ceremony for two
• Two tickets for Wales vs Austria 02/09/2017