Three grassroots heroes were shortlisted for the 2016 People's Award for their services to grassroots football.  Voting is now closed and the winner was Les Donaldson MBE.

AMANDA ALLAN Award: Girls & Women Football Volunteer of the Year - North Region Club: Deveronvale Girls Amanda is dedicated to providing opportunities for girls to play the game. 10 years ago, with no local club for her football-mad daughter to join, she and her husband established Deveronvale Girls FC. The club has grown from one U17 team to include U13s, U16s, and the newly-formed SWPL 2 side, Deveronvale Ladies. Amanda combines her role at the club with a full time job, and despite recently battling serious illness, continues to dedicate her time to every aspect of running the club.

AMANDA ALLAN

Award: Girls & Women Football Volunteer of the Year - North Region

Club: Deveronvale Girls

Amanda is dedicated to providing opportunities for girls to play the game. 10 years ago, with no local club for her football-mad daughter to join, she and her husband established Deveronvale Girls FC. The club has grown from one U17 team to include U13s, U16s, and the newly-formed SWPL 2 side, Deveronvale Ladies. Amanda combines her role at the club with a full time job, and despite recently battling serious illness, continues to dedicate her time to every aspect of running the club.

Find out more about Amanda and her story.

JIM HUNTER Award: Youth Football Volunteer of the Year - East Region Club: Dundee West FC Jim is remembered fondly by the thousands of kids who have passed through the age groups at Dundee West FC. The club was formed in 1985 and Jim is the only remaining founding member, playing an active role, after more than 30 years, in his current position as President. Jim, who has recently turned 70, promoted Dundee West as a community club many years ahead of its time, giving a pathway for players to journey from U9s to U16s, many of whom have returned to the club as volunteers.

JIM HUNTER

Award: Youth Football Volunteer of the Year - East Region

Club: Dundee West FC

Jim is remembered fondly by the thousands of kids who have passed through the age groups at Dundee West FC. The club was formed in 1985 and Jim is the only remaining founding member, playing an active role, after more than 30 years, in his current position as President. Jim, who has recently turned 70, promoted Dundee West as a community club many years ahead of its time, giving a pathway for players to journey from U9s to U16s, many of whom have returned to the club as volunteers.

Find out more about Jim and his story.

LES DONALDSON MBE Award: Schools Football Vounteer of the Year - Central Region Schools: Forth Valley Schools FA Les has worked tirelessly within schools football for over 40 years, and continues to be a key volunteer at local and national level, even though he has now retired from teaching.  He was instrumental in establishing the many teams at Larbert High School and most recently has been running the Forth Valley Schools Leagues and their representative squads.  Les has also held many roles at the Scottish Schools FA over the years, and was awarded an MBE for Services to Education and Schools Football in 2002.

LES DONALDSON MBE

Award: Schools Football Vounteer of the Year - Central Region

Schools: Forth Valley Schools FA

Les has worked tirelessly within schools football for over 40 years, and continues to be a key volunteer at local and national level, even though he has now retired from teaching.  He was instrumental in establishing the many teams at Larbert High School and most recently has been running the Forth Valley Schools Leagues and their representative squads.  Les has also held many roles at the Scottish Schools FA over the years, and was awarded an MBE for Services to Education and Schools Football in 2002.

Find out more about Les and his story.

VOTING IS NOW CLOSED

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