Other UEFA awards
Each year, UEFA celebrates the immense value of football's vital grassroots with the UEFA Grassroots Week – and excellence in the European grassroots sector is rewarded by the UEFA Grassroots Awards.
The event sees grassroots events featuring young and old taking place across Europe, underlining UEFA's stance that elite football cannot flourish without healthy grassroots – and serves as a firm reminder that football is available to all, irrespective of size, shape, colour or faith.
The Grassroots Awards aim to recognise outstanding achievements in grassroots football. UEFA rewards the winners with gold, silver and bronze prizes in five key areas – best leader, best project, best grassroots club, best disability initiative and best professional club.
Each of the nominees from throughout Europe is recommended by the UEFA Grassroots Panel and the UEFA Development and Technical Assistance Committee, and ratified by the UEFA Executive Committee.
UEFA GROW awards
The aim of the UEFA Grow Awards is to recognise and celebrate the achievements of UEFA’s member associations in different areas of strategic development, while also sharing best practices from all over Europe. Thus, the awards are about more than just winning; they are also about learning from each other and sharing knowledge, as well as purpose-driven networking.
Launched in 2011 as the UEFA KISS Marketing Awards before a 2018 relaunch, this initiative has proved to be highly successful, attracting considerable interest from national associations. In 2021, a record 150 applications were submitted by 44 national associations across eight award categories.
An independent judging panel comprised of sports industry experts determines the winning projects in each category.