Stewart Stevenson, Member of Scottish Parliament for Banffshire and BUchan Coast, has called on his constituents to nominate their local footballing heroes as part of the Scottish Football Association’s Community Awards 2014.
The awards recognise volunteers and clubs who have made a difference to grassroots football in their local community.
Nominations for the regional awards close on May 26, 2014, and those for the national awards close on June 22, 2014.
Mr Stevenson commented: “Those involved in grassroots football commit a great deal of their time not for the awards or financial rewards but in order to ensure that children and adults alike have fun and are able to develop their football skills.
“Standing at the side of a football pitch on a dark, wet evening will not appeal to many people but that is what many people are doing right across Banffshire and Buchan Coast.
“Those that go the extra mile to help ensure our youngsters enjoy their free time whilst pursuing a healthy activity should be applauded, and I would urge anyone who has someone in mind for an award to nominate them.”
The available awards to nominate heroes for include:
· Volunteer of the Year in Youth Football;
· Volunteer of the Year in Adult Football;
· Volunteer of the Year in Disability Football;
· Volunteer of the Year in Girls’/Womens’ Football;
· Best Professional Club in the Community;
· Community Football Club of the Year;
· McDonald’s Community Champion of the Year;
· Coach of the Year.
To nominate your local footballing hero, please visit www.mcdonalds.co.uk/awards.