New playing fields developed from former wasteland, waterlogged pitches and disused playing fields brought back into use are among the latest projects to benefit from Sport England’s Protecting Playing Fields fund.
54 playing fields across the country will share £2.4 million of National Lottery funding to create 165 high-quality sports pitches that will be protected from developers for at least 25 years.
Howard Webb and Danny Mills were at Wembley Stadium to launch the FA Carlsberg Referee Awards as part of their commitment to grassroots football.
The awards will reward referees, highlighting the good work they do, ensuring referees stay in the game and new talent is attracted to the game.
Grassroots football will be in the spotlight on Sky Sports News tonight (Monday 15 October).
A Sky Sports News Special Report on youth football will include a panel debate on key issues in the game, a focus on 9v9 football at two English youth clubs and a live link-up from a grassroots event in Scotland.
Football fans from across England will head to Wembley today hoping a hatful of goals against San Marino, but for Grimsby’s Neil Barber it will be a day he will never forget.
Neil is one of a handful of grassroots football volunteers attending the FA Community Awards, presented by McDonald’s, after he was named winner of the prestigious Volunteer of the Year category in the annual grassroots football awards ceremony.
Scotland United is a new monthly magazine from the Scottish FA.
It will look at all of the major football events from north of the border, from national team news to grassroots development, refereeing and the governance of the game.