NATIONWIDE BUILDING SOCIETY, PARTNER OF THE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION'S RESPECT CAMPAIGN AND ENGLAND TEAM, HAS LAUNCHED THE 'MUTUAL RESPECT AWARDS' WHICH AIM TO HELP MAKE GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL MORE RESPECTFUL AND POSITIVE.
The brand-new awards are now open on Nationwide’s Facebook page and anyone can nominate their ‘grassroots respect hero’
· Players, coaches, parents and referees involved in the Under 18 grassroots game can be nominated for the new Mutual Respect Awards
· The awards aim to shine a light on the good those involved in the grassroots game bring to their communities on and off the pitch
· Nationwide aim to engage 100,000 clubs in the FA Respect programme as a part of their three-year partnership
England internationals Tyrone Mings and Fran Kirby have both helped to launch the award.
WHO HAS MADE AN OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE GAME OR THEIR COMMUNITY?
Although throughout the national lockdown there is no football, now more than ever we need to hold onto the positives and recognise the individuals or clubs and teams who have gone above and beyond to demonstrate mutual respect for the good of the beautiful game.
CLICK HERE TO NOMINATE
The nominator must be over the age of 18.
Nomination 1 window closes on 24th January 2021
THROUGH THEIR PARTNERSHIP WITH THE FA, NATIONWIDE WANT TO CELEBRATE THE AMAZING ACHIEVEMENTS BEING MADE IN GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL RIGHT ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND BUILD A MUTUALLY RESPECTFUL GAME AND SOCIETY TOGETHER.
With the support of The FA, regional County FAs across England and the media, Nationwide is looking for players, clubs or any officials affiliated to one of the grassroots clubs that have set a brilliant example of mutual respect.
Whether that’s going above and beyond to increase their team’s respect rating on the pitch or demonstrating mutual respect within their club among fellow team players, officials or even through activities within their surrounding community.
Nationwide’s aim is to find and create a 12-person dream team of Mutual Respect winners over 2021 (one winner per month) and celebrate the successes that can be achieved together and improving attitudes within the game.
The selected winner will not only receive a trophy and the accolade of being the Nationwide Mutual Respect Award winner but also tickets to an upcoming England game once fans are allowed back into our stadiums.
In addition, the nominator of the winner will receive a signed England shirt.
The award nominations will be selected by a panel of Nationwide officials along with an independent judge.
Watch the Launch Video and Nominate