The CAFE Awards are back for the 4th International CAFE Conference, with nominations for Clubs, National Associations, NGOs and DSAs now open until Wednesday 17 November. 

Just as in Bilbao in 2018, CAFE will be hosting an awards ceremony at our upcoming Conference, to celebrate and recognise the work of Clubs, National Associations, NGOs and DSAs. The three categories are as follows:

  • The National Association Initiative Award in recognition of an NA that has demonstrated their commitment to #TotalAccess
  • The Club Initiative Award for a club that has consistently carried out new and innovative activities to promote wider access and inclusion
  • The Collaboration Award which was designed to celebrate occasions where stakeholders have come together in the name of improved access and inclusion

Past winners of the awards include the Football Union of Russia (FUR), GNK Dinamo Zagreb and Celtic FC for their collaboration with the Celtic Disabled Supporters Association (CDSA). 

Submit your award nominations today.

Nominations will remain open until 17:00 CET on Wednesday 17 November 2021. 

CAFE will also be presenting our CAFE Special Recognition Award to a person, group or organisation that has gone above and beyond promote wider access and inclusion. The inaugural winner of the CAFE Special Recognition Award was Elena Popova of the FUR. 

Register for the International CAFE Conference 2021. The conference will take place on Thursday 9 December (12:00 - 19:00 CET) and Friday 10 December (09:00 - 19:00 CET). 

For more information about the CAFE Awards, please email [email protected]football.eu.

We are also inviting disabled fans from across the globe to send in their clips to be featured in our Conference video! Find out more here. 




Published 22/10/2021 - Updated 15/11/2021