Linda Fabiani MSP for East Kilbride is encouraging people to nominate their local football hero for the Scottish FA Community Awards.

The Community Awards aim to recognise and reward those individuals across the country who make a difference to grassroots football in their local community, volunteering hours of their time to develop tomorrow’s young talent and spread best practice in clubs up and down the country.

There will be a local, regional and a national ceremony to celebrate each of the winners with categories for Best Volunteer in Youth Football; Best Volunteer in Schools; Best Volunteer in Adult Football; Best Volunteer in Disability and Best Volunteer in Women’s/Girls’ Football.

Linda said:

“Grassroots football is the lifeblood of the game.  Scottish football would be lost without those dedicated volunteers who give up so much for their free time to let children play the game they love.

“Across East Kilbride we have a number of great youth teams and coaches, such as East Kilbride Thistle Girls, who help train, organise and provide a safe environment for children to play.

“Nominations are open till May and can be submitted on the Scottish FA website.

“I hope people will put forward their East Kilbride football hero and help them get the recognition they deserve.”



Notes to editor

Nominations can be made at the Scottish FA website at:


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