Five billion pounds. Even in the crazy world of modern football finance, the Premier League’s latest TV deal left jaws wide open across the game.
Even Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore said he was “surprised” at the size of the deal – the second largest in global sport, behind only the NFL – which will take the top English clubs’ revenues to a whole new level.
Nominations are now open for the 2015 Community Awards across the UK, as each of the four home nation FAs seek to recognise the game’s unsung heroes.
The Community Awards, run in association with McDonald’s, recognise the grassroots football clubs and volunteers that dedicate their free time to ensure young players can enjoy the game.
Sports England has launched Club Matters – a free and practical toolkit to help those involved with running a grassroots club.
Whether you’re a club chair writing a plan to attract new members, a treasurer managing those all-important club finances or a captain asking existing club members what they want, Club Matters can help clubs to thrive.
Scotland star Robert Snodgrass has gone back to school to celebrate a landmark for the Tesco Bank Football Challenge – Scotland’s leading football participation programme.
The Hull City midfielder returned to St Anne’s Primary School in Glasgow, where he was once a pupil, to meet some Primary Three (Year Three) students as they received a coaching session from SFA coaches, before addressing the whole school.
The Football Association plans to publish new rules on dealing with head injuries in grassroots football, according to BBC reports.
The new regulations are expected to be published in March, according to a report by BBC’s Inside Out East Midlands this week.