Sport England has shown its commitment to putting children’s welfare at the heart of sport by increasing its investment in the Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU).
The government agency will provide £1 million to the CPSU over the next two years, alongside the funding awarded to 46 different sports to help more people take part.
The Scottish FA has laid out their blueprint for disability football over the next five years.
The strategy – entitled ‘Scotland United: Scottish Football’s Disability Future 2012-2017’ – will build on the success of the association’s first ever disability plan ‘Hitting the Target 2006-2010 – the future of disability football’.
The Football Association has announced the latest funding round dates for the FA Small Sided Football Development Fund.
Following the success of the FA SSF Development Fund in supporting over 100 small-sided football and Futsal projects over the last two years, there is now a further opportunity for applicants to access financial support for projects that will support the growth of new participants and team development.
Everyone here at Club Website HQ wishes you and yours a very merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous new year.
We hope that enjoy your break – go easy on those mince pies! – and we’ll see you back here refreshed and ready to go for the second half of the season in 2013!
I get afforded a rare opportunity as I wait to chat to Brede Hangeland – the chance to learn from a group of nine- and 10-year-olds.
We’re in the hall at St Mary’s RC Primary School in Wimbledon and the Fulham captain is doing a quick Q&A with the Year Four and Five pupils before personally handing over their new football kit, donated to the school as part of the Premier League Players’ Kit Scheme.