Time is running out for grassroots football clubs in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to get their hands on a free kit as part of the McDonald’s Kit Scheme.
Accredited clubs with a youth team have until tomorrow (31 October) to apply for an adidas kit in the first year of the four-year programme, which could see up to 250,000 kits distributed across the four home nations.
A scheme giving grassroots football teams the chance to wear poppies on their shirts this Remembrance Day Weekend has raised over £18,000 for the Poppy Appeal.
Inspired by Premier League teams wearing poppies on their shirts in recent years, the ‘Poppies 4 Kits’ appeal was setup to give amateur teams the chance to pay their respects and show their support for the poppy appeal at the same time.
Club Website and the Welsh Premier League have teamed up for the 2014/15 season to boost the online presence of Wales’ top clubs and strengthen the league’s brand.
The deal has seen a number of Wales’ top flight clubs already take advantage of Club Website’s bespoke club service for the start of the new 2014/15 season, with others to follow throughout the year.
Nottingham has been named as England’s first City of Football after outlining innovative plans for improving grassroots participation.
The city beat off competition from Manchester and Portsmouth to win £1.6m of Sport England funding for a two-year trial aimed at getting more people playing football regularly.
Grassroots football north of the border received a double boost this month as the Scottish Football Association renewed of two of its flagship programmes.
The SFA announced another four year Tesco Bank Football Challenge partnership, which aims to further increase participation in Scotland, before confirming another four year partnership with McDonald’s, which will aim to raise standards across the grassroots game.