Jimmy Bullard is wondering what the next chapter in his life will have in store for him. Quite apt for a man who has a book out this month.
The 35-year-old is looking for something to replace the buzz of playing football after a roller-coaster of a career that saw him progress from the Ryman Premier League to the England squad in less than a decade, before injury struck the midfielder down in his prime.
Greg Dyke’s England commission has identified “grave issues” in the areas of grassroots football coaching and facilities provision that are impacting on the development of young English football talent.
In its first report, published earlier this month, the commission states that a recent acceleration in cuts to local authority funding raises the issues surrounding grassroots facilities to “crisis level”.
With excitement building ahead of the World Cup, the Football Association is encouraging people to get out and play on a weekend of football celebration starting on Friday 6 June.
The weekend – named ‘Reds v Blues’ after the classic team colours most often worn in football – aims to inspire people of all ages and abilities to sign up and represent either a red or blue team in any kind of football match, from a back garden kickabout to an organised 11-a-side game.
Every month Club Website gets the lowdown on grassroots football from those at the heart of the game – the coaches! Get in touch and tell the world your philosophy on the beautiful game.
This month our featured coach is Andy Marriott – an under-15s coach from Southend in Essex.
Calling all grassroots football coaches! Club Website wants you!
Yes, we’re on the lookout for amateur football’s equivalent of Brendan Rodgers or Pep Guardiola to give us the lowdown on coaching at grassroots level. In return for just a small amount of your time, we’ll give you a platform to give your philosophy on the beautiful game to the football world!