Congratulations to Andy Davis – winner of Club Website’s first ‘Grassroots Photo of the Month’ competition.
Andy took the prize for April with this action shot of his son Dan smashing home a left foot strike for St Ives Rangers.
The Football Association has extended the age at which mixed football can be played in England to include the under 14s age group.
The rule change means that from the start of next season (2012/13), girls and boys will be able to play in the same teams, should they wish to do so.
The Football Association has given the go-ahead to the biggest overhaul of youth football in over a decade.
At their AGM on Monday, FA shareholders voted overwhelmingly in favour of plans designed to structure youth football around the most important people involved – the children.
The structure of English youth football will be changing from the start of the 2013/14 season.
That is when the FA’s new youth development proposals will start to become reality. The changes have two main strands: (i) a revised player pathway; (ii) a flexible, child-centred approach to competitive football.
When it comes to children playing football it certainly requires lots of commitment and energy from the parents.
Most parents love watching their children play and can become incredibly passionate about the games, almost as if they were the ones that were playing themselves.