Leading into this weekend’s FA National Futsal League Grand Finals, anticipation was high with everybody expecting a special couple of days.
The magnificent Sporthouse in Barking was the venue for what many were calling the best Grand Finals line up to date, a real sign of the progress that English Futsal is making. Straight from the kick-off on Saturday morning, it was clear that this was going to be a special weekend.
Club Website members are invited to take part in live Football Foundation web TV show on the grassroots game in England.
As the domestic football season draws to a dramatic close and top flight football grips the nation once again, a ground-breaking Football Foundation report shows a burgeoning grassroots football scene in England.
Two of England’s young international stars have launched a new initiative aimed at getting more teenagers playing football.
PFA Young Player of the Year Kyle Walker and England Women’s striker Ellen White helped kick off the new project from the FA and Vauxhall Motors aimed at tackling the dropout of footballers in the 14-17 age group.
Grassroots football at its very best will be on display at the Excelsior Stadium, Airdrie when the Scottish Youth Football Association holds its annual festival of youth football finals.
More than 30,000 players in 1,502 teams have competed in the various age groups. All dreaming of holding aloft the Scottish Cup and so be able to claim they are the best team of their age in Scotland. With so many competitors this is the largest participant sporting event in Scotland demonstrating that football is still the national sport.
As the football season draws to close at all levels of the game, a Premier League initiative is helping grassroots teams across England and Wales prepare for next season.
The Premier League Players’ Kit Scheme has reopened for the 2012/13 season, with teams up to Under 16s level urged to get involved so that they can have brand new kit for the season ahead.