We've been shortlisted!

Manchester Football Association has been successfully shortlisted for the no fewer than FOUR awards at the 2023 County FA Recognition Awards!

The Awards, which will be announced at Wembley Stadium connected by EE on Thursday 23 November 2023, recognise and endorse the best projects, products and services delivered by County FAs over the past season while sharing best practice and learnings from around the country.

A record breaking 242 submissions have been entered from the 50 County FAs operating across England, highlighting continuous improvements and showcasing how they are innovating to improve grassroots football and increase participation across all levels of the game. 

The twelve categories which will be recognised at the awards were: 

• Brand Engagement
• Coach Development
• Employee Wellbeing & Engagement
• Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
• Facility Development
• Football Development
• Partnership
• Positive Football Environment
• Referee Development
• Special recognition
• Women & Girls
• Youth Engagement

We are delighted to confirm that we have made the final shortlist for some of the incredible work in the following areas; 

- Referee Development 
- Women & Girls
- Youth Engagement
- Employee Wellbeing & Engagement

The FA’s Head of Operations for Grassroots Football, Tim Foster added: 

“I’d like to congratulate Manchester FA in making the final shortlist for the above categories and all of the other shortlisted County FAs in what has been a record-breaking number of submissions this year. 

It has been fantastic to see such a strong selection of programmes and projects entered across the twelve categories, and we look forward to hosting our County FAs at Wembley Stadium in November to thank them for all they do in serving our national game.”

Our team will be attending the upcoming awards at Wembley Stadium this Thursday [23rd November] and you can keep track with how we get on throughout the event across our social media channels.
For more information on the work of County FAs, visit: https://www.englandfootball.com/explore/county-football-associations