Six local grassroots champions from across Nottinghamshire have been named as this year's winners of The Nottinghamshire FA Community Awards, presented by McDonald's.
Since February people have been nominating their grassroots heroes within the county, from individual volunteers to clubs, and the response has been fantastic. Following the seven-week nomination period a judging panel, made up of local county FA representatives, selected this year's winners for their invaluable commitment to the grassroots game, week in, week out.
This year's Nottinghamshire FA winners include:
- People's Choice Award (Outstanding Contribution to Community Football) - PJ Andrews
- The FA Charter Standard Community Club Award - Gedling Southbank FC
- The FA Charter Standard Development Club Award - Notts County Ladies Development FC
- The FA Charter Standard Club Award - Broxtowe United FC
- The FA Volunteer of the Year Award - Kevin Bonnington
- The FA Young Volunteer of the Year Award - Mitch Wilson
Elaine Oram, Chief Executive Officer at The Nottinghamshire FA said "We are fortunate to have so many fantastic clubs and volunteers who help us strive towards providing better and more footballing opportunities for players of all ages and abilities.
We know how much work goes into football on a weekly basis and The FA Community Awards supported by McDonald's allow us to say thank you to those who dedicate so much time to the game across Nottinghamshire.
We wish them all the best for the next stage of the awards and hopefully they can go all the way and pick up a national award later in the year.
I'd also like to thank the panel members that took the time to digest every single nomination and select their eventual winners, I understand it was a tough and long process but it's something that we really appreciate."
The six county winners have now been shortlisted for a regional award and you can keep up to date with the awards and how they get on at www.mcdonalds.co.uk/betterplay.