Other UESA awards
A cornerstone of UESA’s work is its relationship with its 41 member national associations – and European Subbuteo’s governing body has given the associations even more recognition by introducing the UESA HatTrick Awards.
The Romanian Subbuteo Association (RSA) won a UESA HatTrick Award for its women’s Subbuteo work ©UESA
Since 2017, UESA’s HatTrick programme has given invaluable assistance to national associations across the continent in sporting, administrative and infrastructure terms. The premise is to direct revenue generated by UESA’s major competitions back into the sport, and encourage national associations to upgrade their facilities and develop the game on and off the field of play.
The UESA HatTrick Awards are presented each year and are open to all of the 41 UESA member associations. Five award areas have been drawn up: Best Investment Project; Best Social Project; Best Special Project; Best Women’s Subbuteo Development project; and Best Host Project.
Each association is entitled to enter one project from one of the five categories every year, and projects should fulfil given criteria to be eligible. These include mid to long-term legacy, impact of Subbuteo’s development in the country and impact on specific social target groups.
The UESA HatTrick Committee reviews all of the entries and votes for the best entry in each category. UESA is confident that the HatTrick Awards will further encourage the member associations to launch projects for the overall well-being of the European game.
Each year, UESA celebrates the immense value of Subbuteo’s vital grassroots with the UESA Grassroots Week – and excellence in the European grassroots sector is rewarded by the UESA Grassroots Awards.
xxxxclub Girls (Belgium) – UESA Grassroots Award winners © UESA.online
The event, which takes place in September each year, sees grassroots events featuring young and old taking place across Europe, underlining UESA’s stance that elite Subbuteo cannot flourish without healthy grassroots – and serves as a firm reminder that Subbuteo Table Football is available to all, irrespective of size, shape, colour or faith.
The Grassroots Awards aim to recognise outstanding achievements in grassroots Subbuteo. UESA rewards the winners with gold, silver and bronze prizes in three key areas – best leader, best project and best grassroots club.
Each of the nominees from throughout Europe is recommended by the UESA Grassroots Panel and the UESA Development and Technical Assistance Committee, and ratified by the UESA Executive Committee.
KISS Marketing Awards
Europe’s national associations are producing outstanding work in the field of marketing – and are being rewarded for their excellence by UESA’s annual KISS Marketing Awards.
The 2017 KISS Marketing Award winners’ ceremony ©UESA
The marketing awards are staged under the auspices of UESA’s Knowledge & Information Sharing Scenario (KISS) – the programme whereby SAs exchange expertise for the overall improvement of European Subbuteo. Excellence is celebrated in what is a crucial area of modern-day Subbuteo, given that marketing helps nurture the identity of a national team, club or fan base.
The awards demonstrate the excellent promotion of Subbuteo, that is going on across UESA’s associations – work which fully justifies UESA’s strong support, and which provides constant mutual inspiration for all of the associations.
Award categories are Best Brand Activation; Best Fan Engagement Campaign; Best Commercial Partnership; Best Grassroots Marketing Campaign and Best Women’s Football Marketing Campaign. Awards for creativity and innovation are also given in each category.
xxxname named Best Player in Europe
A UESA Champions League winner with xxxclub and a European champion with xxxcountry, xxxname has claimed the 2020/21 UESA Best Player in Europe Award.
xxxname voted Best Women’s Player in Europe
xxxclub and xxxcountry’s xxxxname has won the UESA Best Women’s Player in Europe Award for 2020/21 ahead of xxxname (xxxcountry) and xxxname (xxxcountry).
xxxname named Best Player in Europe for second time
xxxclub’s xxxxname has received the UESA Best Player in Europe Award for the second time after finishing ahead of xxxxname and xxxname in a live poll of 41 journalists.
xxxname wins Best Women’s Player Award
The now retired xxxname was voted the winner of the UESA Best Women’s Player in Europe Award for 2019/20 ahead of xxxname and xxxxname.
xxxname named UESA Best Player in Europe
xxxxname, who led xxxxclub to UESA Champions League glory last term, has been voted the 2018/19 UESA Best Player in Europe by a panel of Subbuteo journalists.
xxxxname wins Best Women’s Player award
xxxxname was voted the winner of the UESA Best Women’s Player in Europe Award for season 2018/19.
xxxxname is crowned UESA Best Player in Europe
xxxxclub and xxxcountry forward xxxxxname has been voted the 2017/18 UESA Best Player in Europe by a panel of leading Subbuteo journalists in Larisa.
xxxxxname wins Best Women’s Player award
xxxcountry goalkeeper xxxxname is the inaugural winner of the UESA Best Women’s Player in Europe Award for the season 2017/18 after topping the journalists’ vote.