News & Updates

Get 50% off Respect equipment

Football leagues in England hoping to tackle unacceptable behaviour in grassroots football can apply for 50% funding assistance towards FA Respect equipment.

The Football Foundation have teamed up with the FA for another season to provide vouchers up to the value of £2,500 to cover half the cost of equipment to promote the FA’s Respect campaign, including touchline barriers and captains’ armbands.

The retreat line – guidance for coaches

The halfway line is no longer just a halfway line for England’s youngest footballers.

Since the start of last season, for players from under-7s up to under-10s it is also now a ‘retreat line’ – a new addition to the rules of mini-soccer to help teams learn to play the ball out from the back.

Youth football changes get “positive” feedback – Levett

We are one year into the most significant set of changes to the structure of youth football in England in over a decade.

It’s half time in a two-year programme to phase in new formats of the game featuring age-appropriate team, pitch and goal sizes, along with a more flexible approach to competition for our youngest players, so we wanted to bring you a half time report.

Football facilities get £5.8m funding boost

Hundreds of grassroots football teams across England are set to benefit from a funding injection of £5.8m into football facilities.

67 facilities across the country, from Northumberland to Devon, have been awarded grants as part of the new Premier League and FA Facilities fund.

Bright future for Welsh football – Martínez

Everton manager Roberto Martínez believes that the future is bright for Welsh football.

The former Swansea manager was a guest speaker at last month’s National Coaches Conference at Dragon Park, the Football Association of Wales’ (FAW) new development centre in Newport.

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