News & Updates

Club Website members scoop SFA grassroots awards

Club Website members were among the unsung heroes honoured at the eighth Scottish FA Grassroots Awards earlier this month.

Fife’s Glenrothers Strollers FC were named Best Grassroots Community Club, whilst Aberdeen & District Juvenile FA secretary Raymond Kelly was named Best Volunteer in Youth Football.

English FA looking for grassroots heroes

The English FA is looking for the unsung heroes of grassroots football for their 2011 Community Awards.

Last year’s ceremony – which took place at Wembley Stadium before the FA Community Shield – was a great success and featured two proud Club Website members recognised for their efforts in their local football community.

What facility improvements does your club need?

Are the facilities that your football club use in need of improvement?

Judging by our investigation into grassroots football facilities last year, we’re guessing that the answer for a lot of you is a resounding yes.

Well, there’s some good news to report on that front from Sport England, but they first need your help to tell you exactly what sort of improvements are required on the ground.

Agbonla-more cash has Falcons flying high

Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor took time out this week to help Boldmere Falcons FC’s young footballers celebrate a double funding boost worth £714,129.

The Sutton Coldfield club, whose website is powered by Club Website, will benefit from a new third generation (3G) artificial grass pitch and a state-of-the-art pavilion as a result of the cash boost from the Football Foundation.

FA plans to stop 11-a-side until under-13 level

The English FA are planning to shake up youth football, as reported here on Club Website last week. Here, Peter Lansley, Midlands Football Correspondent at The Times newspaper takes a look at the FA’s plans for a new approach to youth development.

The FA wants to give the game back to the children. In radical youth development proposals targeted for the start of 2013-14 season, more youngsters would get more touches of the ball as England aims to get in line with the top European nations by banishing the outmoded notion of imposing an adult 11-a-side game on 11-year-olds.

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