Gavin Williamson MP congratulates volunteers on netting national FA award

Gavin Williamson MP has commended Wyrley Juniors on their hard work after the Club was named FA Charter Standard Community Club of the year, in this year’s FA Community Awards, presented by McDonald’s.

Voted for by peers, The FA Community Awards were founded in 2010 to recognise and celebrate those coaches, volunteers, clubs and leagues in counties across England who dedicate their time to grassroots football in their local community.


The award recognises Wyrley Juniors’ commitment to community football. The team have outstanding community links, particularly with Staffordshire Community Police and Cheslyn Hay Sports College. They make a huge contribution to the local community and inspire other young people to take part in sport.


Local MP and football fan Gavin Williamson said: “I was delighted to hear that Wyrley Junior’s had won this much deserved award. Sport is a great way to bring a community together. The Club’s hard work and dedication to this end is to be admired, and I am pleased to see it recognised with an FA Community Award. I would like to commend McDonald’s for the fantastic work they have done in supporting grassroots football.”


McDonald’s Director of Football, Sir Geoff Hurst, who launched the FA Community Awards 2011 search for nominations back in February, said: “The FA and McDonald’s Community Football Awards were established as a way of rewarding the extraordinary number of volunteers that lend their time and support to grassroots football, simply for their love of the game.”


As the FA’s Community Partner and the nation’s biggest supporter of grassroots football, McDonald’s has once again partnered with The FA to promote the Community Awards. Over the last eight years, McDonald’s has helped drive the training and recruitment of over 20,000 community coaches and aims to improve standards at grassroots level to help coaches and clubs play an even greater role in community football.