Nine out of ten members of the grassroots football community are concerned over the rising cost of grassroots football.
89 percent of Club Website members said ‘Yes’ they are concerned about rising costs in the grassroots game, while only 11 percent of the 2,300 people polled said ‘No’ they were not.
Berkhamsted Raiders have been recognised for their outstanding contribution to community football at the FA’s annual grassroots awards ceremony.
The Hertfordshire club – whose website is powered by Club Website – were named winners of the prestigious FA Charter Standard Community Club of the Year Award at the FA Community Awards at Wembley Stadium this month.
Scotland national coach Gordon Strachan says that any young footballer wanting to improve must heed one simple lesson – practice.
Strachan was speaking at the launch of the second year of the Scottish FA’s seven Regional Performance Schools, which opened their doors to another group of Scotland’s best young footballers this month.
The Football Association is hosting a series of roadshows aimed at increasing the involvement of the Asian community in the national game.
The forums, which kicked off at West Ham’s Boleyn Ground earlier this month and will end at Burnley’s Turf Moor on 18 September, are visiting some of England’s largest Asian communities, seeking ideas and contributions on how best to tackle the under-representation of Asians in the game.
Footballers have been told to “use your head” and look out for the signs of concussion in a new Football Association campaign seeking to raise awareness on how to deal with head injuries in football.
The new campaign, supported by a video featuring former captain Steven Gerrard and a number of current England stars warning of the dangers of concussion, was announced at the same time as a new Premier League rule which states that concussed players must be substituted from this season.