FA and McDonalds Grassroots Heroes 2018

The East Riding County FA are pleased to announce our local FA and McDonalds winners for 2018.

 FA and McDonalds Grassroots Football Heroes 2018

It takes a team effort on and off the pitch to make football great For All.

The FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards are for people who make a positive difference. We recognise those individuals and groups who put their heart and soul into the game. This is our chance to celebrate the fantastic work that goes into the grassroots game – and say a big thank you to the incredible volunteers inspiring us all to aim for greatness.

Football is a game For All. It is people who make grassroots football happen week-in, week-out. From supporters, referees, coaches to volunteers. The winners of the awards were judged against the FA’s PRIDE Values with the public asked to nominate those who behave with fairness and integrity, and create a fun, safe and inclusive environment for everyone. Nominations should include how they are always striving for the best – in themselves and those around them. We also wanted to hear about how they have risen to and overcome challenges, and how they’ve had a truly positive impact in their community.

These awards represent everything that’s great about grassroots football. It is important that we take the time to recognise and celebrate our army of volunteers who work tirelessly to ensure football happens week in week out each week”
- Adam Lowthorpe - CEO East Riding FA

The winners of the FA and McDonalds Community Awards for our region are:

Charter Standard Club of the Year – Bridlington Rovers

Charter Standard League pf the Year – MKM Hull Sunday Football League

Community Project of the Year – Men City

Grounds Team of the Year – Jason Dunn (Wilberfoss Mavericks)

Match Official of the Year - Graham Huckstep

Coach of the Year – Sarah Newton

Volunteer of the Year – Sally Forsyth (Costello FC)

Young Volunteer of the Year – Nathan Gregory (Holme Rovers)

Supporter of the Year – Mandy Neve (Hessle Rangers)

The Respect Award – Pete and Janet Bilsdon

The East Riding County FA would like to thank everyone who took the time to nominate. With a record number of nominations picking the winners proved to be an extremely difficult task for the judging panel.

The award winners will be invited to celebrate their achievement at the East Riding County FA Community Awards which are taking place on Saturday 7th July at the University of the Hull. The event will be hosted by James Hoggarth from BBC Radio Humberside with ex Hull City Captain Garreth Roberts the guest of honour.