There is a real case to suggest that youth development in this country is starting to bear fruit.
The preponderance of some of the best foreign players in the world can at times dominate the starting line-ups in our biggest matches.
The Member of Parliament for Nuneaton, Marcus Jones, has called for more protection for grassroots football.
The Conservative MP spoke out in the House of Commons this month after reports of physical and verbal abuse towards referees in his local Sunday League.
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The Football Foundation has announced that is has now supported more than £1 billion of grassroots sports projects.
Since launching in 2000, the Foundation has funded 12,007 projects with grants worth £473m, which it has used to attract a further £732m in additional partnership funding. This totals a staggering £1.205bn of investment into the grassroots game.
With concussion a hot topic in the world of sport recently, Dr Charlotte Cowie, Clinical Director for Perform at St George’s Park, looks at the issue and the possible implications for grassroots football.
Although it has been an accepted risk of contact sport for many years, doctors have only recently begun to understand the way that concussion affects the brain and its ongoing function.