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FA looking for grassroots football’s good guys

Sir Trevor Brooking has called for nominations for the Football Association’s third annual Respect Awards.

As part of the FA’s Respect programme, the Respect Awards seek to recognise and honour the very best leagues, clubs and individuals that promote high standards of behaviour in the English grassroots game.

Grassroots football set for rolling subs trial

Rolling substitutions could be a feature in all UK grassroots football matches from next season, following a ruling by football’s law makers this weekend.

The International Football Association Board (IFAB), who set the official Laws of the Game, have approved a two-year experiment by the four UK home nations to modify the number of substitutions allowed in the amateur game.

FA launches new initiative to tackle youth dropout

The Football Association has announced a new initiative aimed at tackling the dropout of 14 – 17 year-olds from football in England.

According to research commissioned by the FA and partner Vauxhall Motors, the main reasons for players leaving the game included a realisation that they were not going to play professional football, club football becoming more competitive and the lure of other pursuits.

Brooking hails 3m landmark for skills programme

Trevor Brooking hailed the success of the FA Tesco Skills Programme at a special coaching event at Wembley Stadium last night.

Three million children have now passed through the programme and, to celebrate, 30 local school children took part in a special skills session on the hallowed turf before England’s friendly with Holland.

2012 – a big year for grassroots football

2012. Four digits that have become synonymous with sport.

Since the host city of the 30th Olympiad was announced almost seven years ago, those four digits have come with a prefix: London 2012.

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