UEFA Technical Director Andy Roxburgh has described his Scotland’s grassroots football programme as “among the best in Europe”.
Roxburgh was presenting the Scottish FA with a silver award in the 2012 UEFA Grassroots Day Awards ‘Best Project’ for its flagship participation programme, the Tesco Bank Football Challenge.
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew is going back to his roots as ambassador for Budweiser Club Futures.
The new programme will see £1m invested into grassroots football over the next two seasons.
The Football Association has created a set of giant goalposts to highlight the need for reforming youth football in England.
The oversized goal, which dwarfs an adult goalkeeper, is designed to highlight the need for changes in pitch and goal size for many of our young footballers.
Former Celtic star Paul Hartley was at Hampden park yesterday to launch the third year of the Tesco Bank Football Challenge.
The Alloa manager helped the Scottish FA and Tesco Bank kick off the third season of the country’s leading football participation programme, which has now engaged almost 40,000 children across 1000 schools in Scotland.
Dan Ashworth has been confirmed as the Football Association’s new Director of Elite Development.
The 41-year old will follow Roy Hodgson into the England camp from West Bromwich Albion where he has spent eight years, most recently as Sporting and Technical Director – a role he has held since July 2008.