Grassroots football in England has been boosted by news of a £102m of investment into local football facilities over the next three years.
The newly-named Premier League & FA Facilities Fund sees investment from these two regular funding partners along with the Government, via Sport England, towards developing new or refurbished grassroots football facilities.
Gary Lineker has called for a “parental cultural revolution” in youth football in a bid to improve the long-term fortunes of English football.
The Match of the Day presenter and England’s second-highest ever goalscorer is fed up of “maniacal parents on the touchline spouting nonsense at their children”, which he believes acts as a hindrance to the development of young players.
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Kids will play football in any weather, but what about the parents?
The Kids Coach Naomi Richards looks at how to deal with the winter weather and show your support from the touchlines.
150 grassroots football volunteers received the royal treatment this month when they were honoured in a special service at Buckingham Palace.
The ceremony to recognise the game’s unsung heroes was put in place by HRH the Duke of Cambridge as part of The FA’s 150th anniversary celebrations.