Ian Rush Launches 2013 Community Awards

Nominations for 2013
FAW Community Awards, presented by McDonald’s now open

The 2013 FAW Community Awards, presented by McDonald’s has today opened for
nominations and McDonald’s Head of Welsh Football Ian Rush is urging communities
to nominate their grassroots heroes for one of the ten award categories.

The awards recognise and celebrate those coaches, volunteers, clubs and leagues,
across Wales who dedicate their time to grassroots football in their local community.

McDonald’s Head of Welsh Football Ian Rush, said: “These awards help us, each year, to recognise those at the very heart of the game. The true champions of football in
Wales. Without the energy, enthusiasm and continued dedication of these unsung
heroes, grassroots football in so many communities would not exist.

“Everyone starts at grassroots level, it’s where I learned the basic skills and without
the commitment from coaches and volunteers I wouldn’t have had a stepping stone
into the professional game.

“It is fantastic that McDonald’s and the FAW recognise those that provide football to thousands across the country and I urge you to nominate your local grassroots hero now.”

To celebrate the launch of the 2013 FAW Community Awards Ian visited the 2011 FAW
and McDonald’s Club of the Year, Llay United FC. The club which was founded over 20 years ago and currently runs 16 teams supporting over 200 playing members each week.

Ian added: “Llay United FC is a fantastic club, it has a great atmosphere and it is
obvious that the people here are dedicated to providing top quality coaching for anyone who would like to get involved in the game.  For over 30 years the club has provided football to the young people of Llay and boasts the likes of Welsh international Robbie Savage having started his career with them – a true testament of the success of the club. It’s been fantastic to come and meet everyone involved at Llay United and to see all their hardwork in practice – I wish them all the very best for the rest of the season and in this year’s awards.”

Llay United FC is just one of the thousands of clubs that McDonald’s and the FAW has
supported over the past 10 years in their bid to help young footballers shine
and provide football to local communities across Wales.

Nominations for The FAW Community Awards presented by McDonald’s
are now open. To vote for a football coach, club or volunteer go to www.welshfootballtrust.org.uk/pages/

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