By Michelle Robbins
Legendary World Cup winner Roger Hunt will be making a guest appearance at this year's brmb Grass Roots Football Show at the NEC in Birmingham.
Hunt, who played in England's heroic 1966 World Cup winning side, will be presenting prizes to the winners of the Football League Trust's Every Player Counts Awards, which is supported by The Football Pools.
The Every Player Counts project gives sporting opportunities to disabled adults aged 16 or over. Awards for the Unsung Hero and Player of the Year will be presented on Sunday 5th June at Europe's biggest grass roots football show.
Roger Hunt, an ambassador for The Football Pools, said; "The Football League Trust Every Player Counts project is something I am very proud to be associated with.
"The community departments at clubs across the country are doing a fantastic job encouraging participation and the awards are recognition of all the hard work that every single one of them has put in this year.
"I am really looking forward to meeting all of the football family at the brmb Grass Roots Football Show and celebrating another fantastic year for the Every Player Counts project."
The Football League Trust and The Football Pools will present awards based on nominations from the participating clubs.
The Unsung hero award will be presented to the person who has gone beyond the call of duty to help run the Every Player Counts project and five regional winners of the Player of the Year award will be announced before the overall National winner.
Joanna Burns, Director of the brmb Grass Roots Football Show, commented; "We are honoured to be hosting the Football League Trust's Every Player Counts award ceremony at this year's brmb Grass Roots Football Show.
"It is a fantastic project that reaches out to over 14,000 participants each year and we are looking forward to meeting the dedicated award winners."
The brmb Grass Roots Football Show 2011 is the biggest football event of its kind in Europe and takes place at the NEC in Birmingham between the 3rd and 5th June.
The Football League Trust opens the show on Friday 3rd June featuring the Youth Developments elite coaching programme, offering the chance for youngsters visiting the show the opportunity to be coached by some The Football League's best club coaches. Saturday 4th June will be focusing on The Football League Trust Community schemes, offering coaching opportunities for all throughout the day, before finishing with the Every Player Counts awards ceremony on the Sunday.
With more skills, more coaching sessions, more tactics, more interaction and more of the biggest stars in the game including Robbie Savage, Graham Taylor, Chris Coleman, Chris Hughton, Iain Dowie, Dion Dublin, Peter Taylor and Tosh Farrell - the brmb Grass Roots Football Show is this year's must attend football event.
Tickets - priced at £15 for adults and £7.50 for children under 16 - gives you exclusive access to all three days of the must attend football event this summer and they are now on sale at www.grassrootsfootball.co.uk.