News & Updates

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Congratulations to Dean Hollowood – winner of our ‘Grassroots Photo of the Month’ award for May.

Dean wins our second monthly award for this photo of the pre-match ‘Respect Handshake’ involving West Bromwich United Under 10s.

Progress at St George’s Park

Construction at St. George’s Park is nearing completion.

Within the next couple of months England will have an inspirational new home for innovation in sporting performance. It will become the educational hub for English Football for Coach Education and all our development programmes.

Football shows the way at Beyond Sport Awards

The positive power of football was highlighted this week as the beautiful game led the way at the Beyond Sport Awards in London.

Street League, a charity using football to help disadvantaged young people into work, education or training, received the prestigious P&G UK Impact Award – presented to them by Lord Coe – for their Changing Lives Through Football project.

UEFA award for SFA Tesco Bank Football Challenge

The Scottish FA has been recognised by UEFA for their work in getting more young children playing football.

The Tesco Bank Football Challenge, the SFA’s flagship participation programme for primary school children, picked up a silver award in the 2012 UEFA Grassroots Day Awards ‘Best Project’ Category.

Stadium funding increased for non-league clubs

Amateur football clubs can apply for increased financial support for ground-improvement projects, thanks to a change in eligibility criteria from the Football Stadia Improvement Fund (FSIF).

Funded with £6m each year from the Premier League, the FSIF is the country’s largest provider of grants towards projects that help improve the comfort and safety of lower league football grounds in both the professional and amateur game.

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