#Grassroots Football Awards

Terms and Conditions

Promoter The Football Association Group (which includes the Football Association Limited, Wembley National Stadium Limited and the National Football Centre Limited). Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HA9 0WS.
Opening Date 12.00 on Friday 16th February 2024
Closing Date 23.59 on Wednesday 3rd April 2024
Minimum Age 14 for entrants; 5 for Nominees/Winners
Entry Requirements To validly enter this prize promotion, the entrant must:
  • • nominate someone (the “Nominee”) to receive either an O18 or U18 Award;
  • • England Football would be delighted to receive nominations for U18s that have really made a difference. To do this you must:
    • speak with the parent/carer and get their permission to nominate their child (as long as the child is in agreement).
    • have confirmation from the parent/carer that they have spoken with their child and that they are happy to be nominated.
    • have your parent/carers permission, if you are U18 and nominating yourself own organisation and provide your parent/carers name and contact details.
  • • complete the online nomination form accessible here https://grassroots.englandfootballawards.co.uk
Winners There shall be a total of 12 Winners across the Awards.
Prize(s) Each Winner shall win:
• A trophy
• Tickets to the Community Shield (quantity of tickets TBC)
• Invitation to an Awards ceremony at Wembley Stadium, by EE
• A film and photography session at their club
• A digital winners pack
Selection of Winners The Winners will be selected by two panels, one at County FA level, the next panel at National Level. This panel will be made up from experts across football.
Prize Redemption Period 10 days from the date on which the Promoter takes reasonable steps to inform the Winner of their win, in order that the Winner(s) may claim their Prizes.
Delivery of Prizes Following selection of the Winners, Winners will be contacted and invited to accept their Award. If the Winner goes on to confirm their acceptance of their Award within the Prize Redemption Period, such acceptance will be subject to these Terms and Conditions. Once the Winner has confirmed their acceptance of the Award, the Creative Agency will contact the Nominee or the Winner and arrange a date and time to film the winner. They will be invited to the National Ceremony at Wembley – where they will receive their prizes.
Details of Prize(s), Winners and judges Details of the Prize, names of Winners and, if applicable, names of the panel members can be obtained by sending a stamped addressed envelope to the following address within 3 months of the Closing Date: #Grassroots Football Awards Marketing Department The Football Association Wembley Stadium, PO Box 1966, London SW1P 9EQ.

1. Entry into the Prize Promotion and acceptance of an Prizes is dependent on your acceptance of these terms and conditions and by entering the Prize Promotion you confirm your acceptance of these terms and conditions.

2. Entrants and Winners must be based in the United Kingdom (excluding Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland). Employees of the Promoter or anyone professionally connected to this Prize Promotion and members of their immediate families are not permitted to enter the Prize Promotion. Entrants and Winners must be the Minimum Age or over on the Closing Date. Where the Minimum Age for Nominees/Winners is under the age of 18, entrants must obtain the permission of a parent or guardian of the Nominee before entering the Prize Promotion and Winners must further obtain the permission of the a parent or guardian before confirming acceptance of an Prizes.

3. To enter the Prize Promotion you must complete all of the Entry Requirements and any other instructions issued by the Promoter (including compliance with these terms and conditions), otherwise your entry will be invalid.

4. Subject to paragraph 5 below, no payment or purchase is necessary to enter the Prize Promotion. However, where the Entry Requirements require you to submit your entry (including your personal information) online, you will need an internet connection to enter.

5. Where the Prize Promotion requires that you purchase goods (for example, tickets) to enter the Prize Promotion, you may enter the Prize Promotion for free, without the requirement to make any purchase by emailing the following address: ticketing@thefa.com and specifying your name, email address, the name of the Prize Promotion and your wish to enter the Prize Promotion in your correspondence, subject to paragraph 6, below.

6. Only eligible entries received between the Opening Date and the Closing Date will be entered into the Prize Promotion. Entries received after this Closing Date will not be processed.

7. Maximum one entry per entrant and per email address; and, if the Prize Promotion is run on social media, per social media account. Any individual found to be using multiple email addresses or, where applicable, social media accounts to enter will be ineligible.

8. All Prize Promotion entrants confirm that, by entering the Prize Promotion, they have the right to submit the information or materials (including, but not limited to, photographs or written materials) used to enter the Prize Promotion in accordance with these terms and conditions and that the Promoter and the Partner may use any aspect of their entry for any reason (including, but not limited to, publicity and promotional purposes). In particular, the entrant confirms that they have not used the personal data of any third party, other than the Nominee, to enter the Prize Promotion.

9. Where the entrant submits an entry which the entrant has created (including, but not limited to, artwork, photographs, video content, a written piece), by submitting such entry, the entrant confirms that they have the right to submit that entry in accordance with these terms and conditions and that the Promoter and the Partner may use any aspect of their entry for any reason (including, but not limited to, publicity and promotional purposes). All entrants into the Prize Promotion waive any moral rights that they may have in relation to their entry. This means that neither the Promoter nor the Partner shall be required to attribute the Prize Promotion entry to the entrant and may amend the work in any way which they see fit.

10. Where an individual(s) is featured in any content provided under paragraph 9 above, you confirm that you have complied with the Data Protection Act 2018 in the use and sharing of said content, including providing any required notices to and, where necessary, obtained any required consent from, the individual(s) featured. In particular, you have informed the individuals featured that the content may be used by the Promoter and its Partner to promote the Prize Promotion and announce its Winner(s).

11. Neither the Promoter nor the Partner accepts responsibility for any entries which are lost, delayed, incomplete, or otherwise not received or cannot be entered for technical or any other reason. Proof of delivery of the entry is not proof of receipt. Incomplete or illegible entries or those entries not submitted in accordance with the entry instructions and these terms and conditions are invalid.

12. For the avoidance of doubt, the Winner(s) shall not be entitled to a choice of Prize.

13. The Winner must respond and confirm acceptance with the Promoter within the Prize Redemption Period. If the Winner(s) do not confirm acceptance of the Prizes within the Prize Redemption Period, another winner may be selected to replace that Winner.

14. The Promoter and the Partner have the right to select an alternative Winner or substitute Winner which shall be selected in the same manner as the Selection of Winners from all eligible entries if: (i) a Winner is ineligible to be nominated for an Award; (ii) the Promoter is unable to reach a Winner within the Prize Redemption Period; and/or (iii) the Winner does not wish to accept their Prizes.

15. The Promoter shall have the right, where necessary, to undertake all such action as is reasonable to protect itself against fraudulent or invalid claims including, without limitation, to require further verification as to the identity, age, and other relevant details of an entrant.

16. The Promoter and the Partner reserve the right at its absolute discretion to disqualify any entry which it considers does not comply with these terms and conditions or any entrant or Nominee/Winner who they reasonably believe has interfered with the fair running of this Prize Promotion, including providing false or misleading information.

17. Where the Prize includes an experience or attendance at an event (including, without limitation, at a match or training session) if the Winner is under 18 (where permitted in accordance with the Minimum Age), he or she must be accompanied by his or her parent or legal guardian. Any such parent or legal guardian shall be required to use one of the tickets or spaces to which the Winner is entitled, as part of their Prize. The Winner must be the parent or legal guardian of any minor under 18 which they choose to bring with them.

18. Entries must be made by the entrant, and must not be made through agents or third parties.

19. All Prizes are non-exchangeable, non-transferable, and not redeemable for cash or other Prizes (in whole or in part). In the event of unforeseen circumstances or circumstances outside the Promoter’s control, the Promoter reserves the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value. Travel and accommodation are not included in any of the Prizes unless explicitly stated and neither the Promoter nor the Partner accepts any responsibility for any costs associated with any Prize which are not specifically included in that Prize (including, without limitation, meals, personal expenses, insurance and travel expenses in connection with the Prize). Winners are strictly prohibited from selling their Prizes to any other person.

20. Where the Prize involves attendance at a ground, stadium or other venue, the Winner(s) agree to comply with all conditions of entry applicable at the ground, stadium or other venue at which the Prize is redeemed, and shall ensure that any guest permitted to attend with them, as described in the Prize, also complies with the conditions. Any Winner who is rude, abusive, or deemed otherwise unsuitable by the Promoter may be excluded from the Prize Promotion and/or required to leave the ground, stadium or venue.

21. The Promoter and the Partner will use the information that entrants provide to process the Prize Promotion and if the Nominee is a Winner the Promoter and the Partner may publish their name, the name of their School and the town in which the School is located on the Promoter’s / their websites. The Promoter [and/or the Partner may also request that the Winner participates in publicity and other promotional activity for the Promoter and/or the Partner. Nothing in these terms and conditions shall oblige the Winner to participate in any publicity or other promotional activity.

22. No correspondence will be entered into in respect of this Prize Promotion except with the Winner(s).

23. Neither the Promoter nor the Partner accepts any responsibility for any damage, losses, liabilities (including those which were reasonably foreseeable, or which we would have anticipated that you might incur due to a special circumstance of which we were aware), injury or disappointment incurred or suffered by you as a result of entering or being nominated as part of the Prize Promotion, not being able to enter into the Prize Promotion or accepting any Prize. The Promoter and the Partner further disclaim liability for any injury or damage to your or any other person's computer or IT systems relating to or resulting from participation in or downloading of any materials in connection with the Prize Promotion. Nothing shall exclude the liability of the Promoter or the Partner for fraud or for death or personal injury as a result of the Promoter’s or the Partner’s negligence.

24. In no event shall the Promoter’s or the Partner’s total liability to you for all damages, losses, or causes of action exceed the price of the Prize(s). Without limiting the foregoing, this Prize Promotion and any Prize are provided "as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement.

25. The Promoter and the Partner reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, this Prize Promotion with or without prior notice due to reasons outside of its control, or in exceptional circumstances.

26. If any of these terms and conditions should be determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable then it shall be severed and deleted from these terms and conditions and the remaining terms and conditions shall survive and remain in full force and effect.

27. This Prize Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with any social media site on which it is hosted.

28. These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of England and Wales. Any disputes arising under or in connection with them shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England, subject to any mandatory provisions of local laws. If you are resident in Scotland, you may bring your claim before the Scottish or English courts.