News & Updates

Scottish coaches learn from home nations bosses

All four of the home associations’ national coaches joined forces at Hampden Park this month as part of the Scottish FA’s Coach Education programme.

Roy Hodgson (England), Chris Coleman (Wales) and Michael O’Neill (Northern Ireland) joined the Scotland national coach Gordon Strachan in presenting to the current Scottish FA Pro Licence participants on the pressures and responsibilities of top-flight management.

Toon stars launch new local grassroots sport facility

Newcastle United players Shola and Sammy Ameobi have returned to where they honed their football skills as youngsters to open a newly-refurbished community sports centre which could inspire a new generation of local Premier League stars.

The brothers, who both played for Walker Central Boys Club and went to school nearby, were on hand to launch the revamped Walker Activity Dome sports centre.

Chris Coleman launches Fun Football programme

Wales coach Chris Coleman has launched a brand new Fun Football programme on behalf of The Football Association of Wales and Vauxhall Motors in Cardiff.

Coleman, who played 32 times for Wales as a player, visited the Wales training headquarters at the Vale, to kick off the Vauxhall Fun Football Soccer Camps.

Grassroots awards open for nominations across UK

Nominations are open for the 2013 McDonald’s Community Awards, allowing people across the UK to pay tribute to football’s unsung heroes.

Grassroots football relies on the tireless efforts of hundreds of thousands of volunteers who give up their time up every week for their local community.

Welsh scheme shows 30% boost in participation

The Welsh Football Trust has announced that player participation within the Vauxhall Fun Football scheme grew from 93,000 to over 120,000 in 2012.

The data was collated by the National Vauxhall Fun Football Coordinator, Meirion Appleton, through the 21 organisations that are accredited by the Welsh Football Trust throughout Wales.

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