The step up from small-sided football to the 11-a-side game is too great for children to make, according to three quarters of the grassroots football community.
A recent Club Website poll found that 74 percent of almost 5,000 people surveyed think that nine-a-side football played on an intermediate-sized pitch should be used as a stepping stone from mini-soccer to the 11-a-side game.
England Football Day is here tomorrow – Saturday 12 June – as the FA call on the country to show their support for the national game with a nationwide festival of football.
With England’s World Cup opener against the USA to follow later that evening, the game’s governing body are using the game as vehicle get new people involved in our national sport, with over 300 England Football Day festivals taking place across the country.
It’s time. The 2010 World Cup kicks off in Johannesburg today as football fans across the globe turn their eyes to South Africa for the next month.
The excitement has been building all week here at Club Website HQ – the wall chart is up and the predictions have been made – and we dare say that you’ll be feeling the same.
The World Cup is just round the corner and you can rest assured that it won’t take long before the refereeing controversy starts.
Before the tournament is out, chances are at least one official will have struck one of the participating countries off their list of future holiday options, whilst simultaneously guaranteeing themselves a civic reception and cult hero status in another.
Grass Roots Football LIVE is the ultimate day out for thousands of grass roots managers, coaches, players and club officials.
Taking place at the NEC, Birmingham over the weekend of 4 – 6 June, there really is something for everyone at a football club.