Sport’s contribution to the English economy has been revealed to be £20.3 billion a year, with grassroots sport responsible for well over half of this total.
The study, which was commissioned by Sport England, shows that the growth in sport has outstripped the English economy as a whole – and the sector was resilient when the recession struck.
Welcome to the first in a new Club Website column dedicated to grassroots football coaches.
We want to provide a platform for coaches to share their ideas and thoughts on the game and talk about the beautiful game, their coaching style and what drives them as a coach. Now, first up…
Saturday 10 August will be a celebration of the nation’s favourite game across England.
The FA has unveiled its plans for The Sir Bobby Robson National Football Day on Saturday 10 August 2013 – a call for people to come together in celebration of the nation’s favourite game and one of English football’s most iconic figures.
The Football Association and Budweiser have kicked off the second season of their grassroots football programme, Budweiser Club Futures.
The initiative gives football clubs at Steps 5-7 of the English football pyramid the opportunity to apply for a a grant of £50,000, with one of the eight clubs netting a further £100,000 ‘super grant’, as voted for by fans.
Thanks to Dave Ash of Trysull Tigers, who sent us this poem about grassroots football, inspired by watching his son playing for the under-9s team and observing some of the parents who watch the games.
It’s football day and Dad wakes me up,
“Come on,” he says, “lets win this cup!”
I open my eyes and Dad’s standing there beaming,
These are the days of which he’s been dreaming!