The English Football Association has taken an off-beat step in their mission to improve behaviour in football by launching its own football club, Respect FC.
The new club isn’t aiming for silverware but to unite fans against the ugly side of the beautiful game to create a safe and enjoyable environment for all involved.
Two football clubs with websites powered by Club Website are ready to step up to the next level after celebrating funding boosts from the Football Foundation in recent weeks.
Lancashire’s Oswaldtwistle St Mary’s FC and Hampshire’s Ringwood Town FC are both looking forward to increasing opportunities at their football clubs following the cash injection from the UK’s largest sports charity.
As Sam Allardyce leads the calls for a summer season for junior and youth football at grassroots level, three-quarters of Club Website members say they would welcome change to current timetable.
Club Website editor Dan Pope takes a look at the issue.
In the December edition of The Club House, Club Website editor Dan Pope spoke to Sky Sports’ big summer signing, Ben Shephard, about the beautiful game in the first of a new series, ‘Football and Me’.
We hear about what it’s like to swap the comfy sofa of GMTV for a place in the football spotlight, playing the game a bit like a rugby player, working with Chris Kamara, technology in football and just what it’s like to tackle Zinedine Zidane.
English football looked to the future at Wembley Stadium last week [9 December] and, after a year to forget for the national team and FIFA’s decision on the 2018 World Cup still hurting, the timing could not have been better.
After two crushing World Cup defeats in just six months, in Bloemfontein and Zurich, English football needs something positive to focus on and, with the launch of The Future Game – Grassroots, Sir Trevor Brooking and his Football Development team hope they have provided just that.