Developing a strong sporting future needs passionate people, coaches, players and athletes – people like you.
It also needs places to play sports and nurture talent; this is often forgotten when talking about legacy and grassroots engagement – but that’s what the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge is for!
Football clubs over the country are celebrating the success of a unique initiative that is having a major impact in improving the health and quality of life for older people.
The research coincides with UK Older People’s Day 2011 that takes place on Saturday 1st October. This year’s theme is getting and staying active in later life – an issue that the Extra Time programme is addressing across the country.
Liverpool legend Craig Johnston has launched an impassioned plea to Premier League clubs to halve players’ salaries and use the money to nurture grassroots football.
The Australian, who won five league titles at Anfield during the 1980s, says that Premier League chairman are “selling their soul” and that players are “living in La La Land” and are being paid “far too much money”.
The Football Association’s consultation on proposed changes to youth football in England has been met with an overwhelmingly positive response from the grassroots football community.
That was the message from senior FA figures as the Your Kids Your Say roadshow stopped off at The Valley, home of Charlton Athletic FC, on Wednesday for the fourteenth of 16 events on a national tour.
The Barclays Community Sports Awards have re-opened for nominations for the 2011/12 season.
The award, now in its second season, recognises the outstanding achievements of individuals that use sport to benefit communities across the UK.