News & Updates

Premier League Players’ Kit Scheme open for applications

School football teams across England and Wales are invited to apply for a brand new kit following the re-opening of the Premier Players’ Kit Scheme.

The scheme, which has provided kits to over 2,000 junior football teams, was launched in 2011 thanks to a fund of £500,000 donated by players from the 20 Premier League teams.

Silent Weekend prompts proposals for grassroots football

Lancashire FA has followed up last month’s Silent Weekend with a number of recommendations for the future of youth football in the county.

The recommendations, which have been put to clubs and leagues for consultation, call on coaches to refrain from shouting negatively at players, with parents asked to refrain from coaching or instructing players at all, instead focussing on just positive encouragement for players of both sides.

FA’s Nick Levett answers youth football questions

The Football Association’s Nick Levett took part in a Twitter takeover this week to answer questions on youth football.

The FA’s National Development Manager for Youth and Mini-Soccer answered questions regarding youth football at grassroots and academy level via the FA’s Twitter account using the hashtag #YouthFootballQA.

Healthy grassroots vital to Scottish football – Regan

Scottish FA Chief Executive Stewart Regan has highlighted the importance of a healthy grassroots to the future of Scottish football.

Creating opportunities for everyone to play the game and supporting them through funding are vital to nurturing the next generation of Scottish talent, he says.

Goal-line technology – coming to a park near you!

Cries of “it’s a goal ref!” could become a thing of the past in parks across the country thanks to revolutionary new goal-line technology.

Previously the domain of top-level sport using a stadium full of cameras and computer technology, the breakthrough product from APR Sport could bring cutting-edge technology to the masses.

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