Roy Hodgson has called on fans from across the game to support Football v Homophobia throughout 2013.
The England Manager was speaking as the FA sent out educational resources around the Football v Homophobia campaign to all 92 Premier and Football League clubs, 1,600 clubs playing in the non-League pyramid and 50 County Football Associations.
All four of the home associations’ national coaches joined forces at Hampden Park this month as part of the Scottish FA’s Coach Education programme.
Roy Hodgson (England), Chris Coleman (Wales) and Michael O’Neill (Northern Ireland) joined the Scotland national coach Gordon Strachan in presenting to the current Scottish FA Pro Licence participants on the pressures and responsibilities of top-flight management.
Newcastle United players Shola and Sammy Ameobi have returned to where they honed their football skills as youngsters to open a newly-refurbished community sports centre which could inspire a new generation of local Premier League stars.
The brothers, who both played for Walker Central Boys Club and went to school nearby, were on hand to launch the revamped Walker Activity Dome sports centre.
Wales coach Chris Coleman has launched a brand new Fun Football programme on behalf of The Football Association of Wales and Vauxhall Motors in Cardiff.
Coleman, who played 32 times for Wales as a player, visited the Wales training headquarters at the Vale, to kick off the Vauxhall Fun Football Soccer Camps.
Nominations are open for the 2013 McDonald’s Community Awards, allowing people across the UK to pay tribute to football’s unsung heroes.
Grassroots football relies on the tireless efforts of hundreds of thousands of volunteers who give up their time up every week for their local community.