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.
Figures released today by Sport England show that 15.5 million people aged 16 and over are playing sport at least once a week.
That’s 750,000 more than a year ago and 1.57 million more than when London won the Olympic and Paralympic bid.
Jessica Ennis contributed greatly to British sport’s golden summer. The Sheffield-born heptathlete enjoyed instant fame and a place in the country’s heart after securing Olympic gold on Super Saturday.
However, Ennis hasn’t hogged all the glory. Recognition has deservedly followed for the man behind her success.
A lucky group of grassroots football clubs are set to benefit from a huge cash injection – thanks to Budweiser.
The Football Association has announced the winners of eight £50,000 grants as part of the Budweiser Club Futures programme.