The grassroots football community is split down the middle over the FA’s plans to increase the age limit for mixed football in England to under-15s, a Club Website poll can reveal.
Of the 2,846 people polled by Club Website, 51 percent said that they were in favour of the change, which will see boys and girls as old as 15 able to play football in the same team from the start of next season, an increase in one year from last season’s age limit.
The Football Association has raised the age limit for mixed football to under-15s in a bid to increase the number the number of girls playing football.
Here, Rachel Pavlou, The FA’s National Development Manager for Women’s Football, explains the reasons behind the decision.
Club Website is on the lookout for grassroots football coaches.
We want to hear from coaches working at all levels of the grassroots game to feature in a new column simply called ‘Meet the Coach’, to be featured in our monthly newsletter, The Clubhouse.
Football is fun, but it can do a lot more for children than just provide enjoyment.
The Kids Coach Naomi Richards looks at the life lessons that children can learn from taking part in the beautiful game.
A £3.15 million fund to help install a nationwide network of full-sized 3G pitches for youth football and rugby development in Scotland has been announced by First Minister Alex Salmond.
The CashBack for Pitches Fund will use money seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act to help install synthetic grass pitches, with a focus on projects working with young people in areas that experience problems with anti-social behaviour and crime.