Grassroots football clubs in England have been given an extra four weeks to apply for up to £5,000 of Football Foundation funding.
The UK’s largest sports charity has announced that the window for applications to the Grow the Game scheme will remain open until midnight on 18 January 2013.
Top football clubs are always on the lookout for young wonder-kids to join their ranks.
As the professional game’s scouting network covers more and more of the globe, the real trick for the world’s best teams is to unearth the best players before their rivals have got there first.
Sport England will invest £30m into grassroots football over the next four years, it has been announced.
The funding for 2013-17 – which represents a 17.2% increase on the previous four years – is a reward for the Football Association’s progress and future plans to get more people playing the game.
Football Focus presenter Dan Walker has become the Football Foundation’s latest big name signing.
The BBC man joins the growing list of Football Foundation ambassadors that includes Gary Neville, Ben Shephard, Dion Dublin, Graham Taylor, Faye White and Peter Beardsley.
Communities across the country can today start bidding for a share of £2 million of National Lottery investment to protect and improve their local sports playing fields.
The latest round of Sport England’s Protecting Playing Fields fund will help enhance local playing fields or create new sports pitches.