News & Updates

Scotland star goes back to school

Scotland star Robert Snodgrass has gone back to school to celebrate a landmark for the Tesco Bank Football Challenge – Scotland’s leading football participation programme.

The Hull City midfielder returned to St Anne’s Primary School in Glasgow, where he was once a pupil, to meet some Primary Three (Year Three) students as they received a coaching session from SFA coaches, before addressing the whole school.

Head injury rules planned for grassroots football

The Football Association plans to publish new rules on dealing with head injuries in grassroots football, according to BBC reports.

The new regulations are expected to be published in March, according to a report by BBC’s Inside Out East Midlands this week.

Pitches and facilities top priority for 2015

The parlous state of public football pitches and changing facilities is still the number one issue facing the grassroots community in 2015, a Club Website poll can reveal.

When asked what their top priority would be if they were in charge of grassroots football in 2015, the 2,500 Club Website members polled came back with a familiar answer.

Grassroots participation on the rise in England

The number of people playing football in England is on the increase, according to new figures published by Sport England and the Football Association.

Sport England, the body that distributes government funding to grassroots sport, reports that 1.9 million adults play football once a week – an incease of 3.3 percent on 12 months ago.

FA People’s Cup open for entries

The Football Association has joined forces with the BBC to launch the FA People’s Cup – a nationwide competition giving footballers of all ages and abilities the chance to play in their version of the FA Cup.

The new five-a-side knockout competition, which forms part of the BBC’s ‘Get Inspired’ campaign, will see more than 100,000 players from up to 14,000 teams battle it out for the chance to lift the FA People’s Cup trophy at Wembley Stadium on FA Cup Final day.

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