Football Focus presenter Dan Walker has become the Football Foundation’s latest big name signing.
The BBC man joins the growing list of Football Foundation ambassadors that includes Gary Neville, Ben Shephard, Dion Dublin, Graham Taylor, Faye White and Peter Beardsley.
Communities across the country can today start bidding for a share of £2 million of National Lottery investment to protect and improve their local sports playing fields.
The latest round of Sport England’s Protecting Playing Fields fund will help enhance local playing fields or create new sports pitches.
Raymond Verheijen knows a thing or two about football at the top end of the game.
He has coached at seven consecutive major championships – from Euro 2000 with Holland to Euro 2012 with Russia – and has worked with some of the world’s biggest clubs, including Barcelona, Chelsea and Manchester City.
UEFA President Michel Platini has said that he would prefer to see the millions of pounds spent on goal-line technology invested into grassroots football.
A long-time opponent of technology in the game, the Frenchman has voiced his concerns again ahead of Fifa’s Club World Cup, where goal-line technology will be used for the first time.
Club Website members are reminded that they could benefit from Football Foundation funding through the charity’s Grow the Game programme.
The current application window for the Grow the Game scheme – which allows clubs in England to access grants of up to £5,000 – will close on Friday 21 December.