News & Updates

£1.5m fund encourages clubs to Grow the Game

Grassroots football clubs wishing to expand the range of teams they operate are being encouraged to apply for a share of £1.5 million of Football Foundation funding.

The Grow the Game fund is open to clubs in England aiming to boost playing opportunities for women and girls, disabled players and male teams at under-14s level and above.

Free five-a-side as Midnight League returns to Scotland

The Bank of Scotland Midnight League has returned for 2015 to provide free five-a-side football for 12- to 16-year-olds across Scotland.

Run in partnership between the Scottish FA, Bank of Scotland and Cashback for Communities, the Midnight League is a national network of five-a-side football available to young people in all 32 Scottish local authorities.

Future stars wanted for SFA Performance Schools

The Scottish Football Association is looking for potential stars of the future as recruitment begins for the fourth year of the SFA Regional Performance Schools.

Applications are welcomed from players at any level of the game, with 30 trials taking place over February and March for children entering secondary school (S1) in August 2015.

Football Remembers

Grassroots teams across the UK have joined in football’s commemoration of the First World War on the centenary of the 1914 Christmas Truce as part of Football Remembers.

This December marks 100 years since the first Christmas of World War I – a time when stories tell of unofficial ceasefires taking part right across the Western Front and soldiers from both sides of the conflict coming together in ‘no man’s land’.

£50m government boost for grassroots football

The Football Association’s plans to revolutionise England’s grassroots football facilities in England have received a £50m funding boost from the Government.

The plans for 150 new coaching hubs in 30 cities across the country, announced by the FA Chairman’s England Commission last month, have been largely well received by the football community but the first major funding pledge, which will be matched by the FA themselves, will go some way to footing the expected £230m bill.

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