Northumberland Football Leagues have taken the top prize
Northumberland Football Leagues have won a national Grassroots Award from England Football.
They've taken the League of the Year accolade in the prestigious McDonald’s Grassroots Awards, which are for people and organisations that make a positive difference.
They celebrate those who put their heart and soul into the grassroots game across England; and to say a huge thank you to the incredible volunteers who inspire us all.
The awards are split into ten different categories which anybody can nominate through the online nomination portal. County FAs select a local winner for each section from the public’s nominations. These form a shortlist for our national winners, awarded by a National Judging Panel.
This year nearly 4,000 people took the time to tell us why they wanted to nationally thank and celebrate somebody for the work they do in Grassroots Football.
The winners were invited to a special ceremony at Wembley stadium before the Community Shield. They were presented their trophy on the hallowed turf at half time of the match. They are rewarded and recognised in their local area and receive a video about their work, professional photographs and imagery for their website so they can inspire more people in the Grassroots game.