Grassroots Special with Martin Keown - The Offside Rule (We Get It!

Feb 13, 2015, 06:25 PM

Hayley McQueen, Lynsey Hooper and Kait Borsay are joined by Arsenal legend Martin Keown to bring you a grassroots special from The Offside Rule (We Get It!). There's plenty to inspire in this special edition, find out which well-known footballers were plucked from grassroots obscurity and transported to the Premier League. From a club signing their own barman to one of the country's leading scorers who used to be a brickie. There are grassroots gems a plenty too - from Lynsey's granddad who volunteered for his local side to the man who devoted all his spare time to developing the game in his area - we talk heroes of the game. We also hear from the FA Community Awards Young Volunteer of the Year, Rahi Popat. Who are the unsung grassroots heroes in your part of the UK? McDonald’s and the home nation FAs are calling for you to nominate your local grassroots volunteer, coach, club or league for this year’s Community Awards.

If you know a grassroots hero across England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland then nominate them now at

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