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FA Community Awards 2012
2012 will mark the third year of the McDonald's Community Awards and we here at the Surrey County FA want to know about those special people who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.
The awards aim to recognise and reward people across the country who make a difference to grassroots football in their local community – the people who dedicate their time to developing tomorrow’s young talent and help ensure safety and best practice in tens of thousands of clubs up and down England.
The awards offer a chance to all those involved in grassroots football to shout about the person, or team of people that have made a real difference to their experience whilst playing or just being involved in the beautiful game.
Categories this year include Coach of the Year, Outstanding Contribution to Community Football and Volunteer of the Year.
Winners are awarded at a local, county and national level so there’s plenty of opportunity for grassroots football heroes to be recognised.
The winners will be chosen by a National Award judging panel featuring 1966 World Cup winner and McDonald’s Director of Football, Sir Geoff Hurst, plus The FA's Director of Football Development, Sir Trevor Brooking.
You can cast your nomination HERE - closing date is 27th April 2012.
Here is a reminder of last year's winners:
FA Charter Standard Community Club of the Year Award – Curley Park FC
FA Charter Standard Development Club of the Year – Redhill Town FC
FA Charter Standard League of the Year – Surrey Youth League
Volunteer of the Year Award – Dawn Taylor ( Molesey Juniors FC)
Young Volunteer of the Year Award – Ashley Blair (Guildford Saints FC)
Coach of the Year – Anthony Reynolds (Redhill Town FC)
Outstanding Contribution to Football – Mike Smith (Oxshott Royals FC)