The annual Scottish FA Grassroots Awards, presented by McDonald’s and the Sunday Mail, recognise and reward people across the country who make a difference to grassroots football in their local communities.

The awards are split into regional and national categories.

The regional awards are presented to clubs, coaches and volunteers at local ceremonies in the six Scottish FA regions, followed by a showpiece national ceremony at Hampden Park in September.

2017 Categories

Best Volunteer in Youth Football

A volunteer that has gone above and beyond in children's, youth and schools football to ensure young people are provided with the chance to play the game and develop in a safe, fun and friendly environment.

Best Volunteer in Adult Football

A volunteer that has gone above and beyond to provide opportunities for players over 18 to play the game


Best Volunteer in Girls'/Women's Football

A volunteer that has gone above and beyond in the Girls and Women's game to ensure female participation continues to develop.

Best Disability Football Project

A community football based project which promotes opportunities for disabled players to participate in football.

Best Community Football for All Project

A community based project which has succeeded in encouraging Football for All which may include creating opportunities for people from diverse underrepresented backgrounds, disadvantaged areas and/or has demonstrated strong growth in participation.

Best Community Football Club (National Category)

A Quality Mark Community or Legacy Football Club which has shown strong growth and progress both on and off the field.

Nominations will open later this year.

Best Professional Club in the Community (National Category)  

A Professional Football Club that has delivered great work in their community to promote and develop grassroots football for all.

Nominations will open later this year.