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.
Grassroots football clubs in England who need support to open their doors to new members have been encouraged to apply for funding from Sport England.
The government agency has revealed that more than 2,500 local sports projects have benefited from its Small Grants fund to get more people playing sport since April 2010.
The Football Association has unveiled plans to celebrate its landmark 150th birthday in 2013.
The FA was founded at the Freemasons’ Tavern in Holborn, London on 26 October 1863. As they begin their 150th year, the governing body has lined up a calendar of events to celebrate the game’s past and present.
The Football Assocation has today launched a plan for the future of women’s football in England.
The five-year plan, entitled Game Changer aims to harness the momentum from the London 2012 Olympics and turn women’s football into the second largest team sport in the country in terms of participation by 2018, behind only men’s football.
Seven out of eight Club Website members want to see a Team GB women’s football team at the Rio 2016 Olympics.
The Football Association this month left open the possibility of a women’s team taking part at Rio 2016, despite ruling out the appearance of a men’s team in Brazil.