The search is on for Australian football’s Team of the Year

Across the cities and regions of Australia each weekend, thousands of football teams go into action with skill, passion and fair play.

Across the cities and regions of Australia each weekend, thousands of football teams go into action with skill, passion and fair play.

Now the search is on for the Team of the Year from the grassroots in the 2011 Australian Football Awards Team of the Year.

The nominees will include teams who have won many games with flair. There may be team who haven-t won a match, but inspire others with their commitment and values.

There are many champion teams with wonderful attributes, young and old. If your team or a team you support shows a special quality, it-s time to lodge a nomination.

This national award is open to all age groups so make sure you nominate your team now at www.footballaustralia.com.au/footballawards/

Eligibility and selection criteria

The team must: - Have a passion and flair for the game - Be part of a club that is registered with Football Federation Australia - Have all players registered as amateurs - Demonstrate a great team effort on the field in a competition that has concluded on or before 30 June 2011 (2010 winter/2011 summer seasons) - Foster equal opportunity for all - Show on and off field excellence - Uphold and display fair play values

Selection Process - Nominations are open to the public now until Friday 19 August 2011 - Nomination forms can be completed and submitted online at www.footballaustralia.com.au/footballawards/ - Teams are permitted and encouraged to self-nominate - Only one nomination per nominator is permitted. Teams can receive multiple nominations from different nominators

With only ten days to go, don-t miss out and nominate your team now.

Nominations close 5.00pm AEST on Friday 19 August 2011.