Alex McLeish believes the Positive Coaching Scotland (PCS) programme is the perfect way to create the right environment for young people to make the most out of playing football.
The former Scotland national coach urged individuals and clubs to pledge their support as he delivered the keynote speech at the PCS Success through Effort: Mastery Coaching seminar at Hampden Park this week.
The Football Foundation’s community sports partnership with Barclays has been awarded the prestigious ‘ Sponsorship / Partnership of the Year’ award at the inaugural Football Business Awards.
Barclay Spaces for Sports (BS4S) is the UK’s largest ever sports-based Corporate Social Responsibility Programme and has developed 200 multi-sports sites in disadvantaged communities right across the country.
The Scottish FA has established a network of 2020 Development Centres across the country.
The centres will provide players in primary five, six and seven the opportunity to begin their journey through the association’s performance pathway.
2013 will give grassroots football an ideal chance to get its ‘moment in the spotlight’, says Kelly Simmons, the FA’s Head of National Game.
Next year, English football’s governing body will celebrate its 150th anniversary and a host of events have been planned to mark what will be a memorable 12 months.
Grassroots football clubs in England can get a helping hand from the Football Foundation from today as applications open for the Grow the Game scheme.
The country’s largest sports charity has announced that £2.1m of funding from the Football Association is to be made available to help the development of grassroots clubs.