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.
Do you know someone involved in grassroots football in Scotland who deserves a medal for the hard work they put in?
The 2011 Scottish Football Association (SFA) Grassroots Awards take place in February and nominations are now open.
Last month proved to be a mo-mentous one at Club Website HQ as our fantastic team of volunteers raised over £3,200 for men’s health charities as part of Movember.
Men all over the world spent the 30 days of Movember – the month formerly known as November – cultivating moustaches to raise funds and awareness for men’s health.
England striker Peter Crouch says small-sided football is the way forward to develop the next generation of international players.
Speaking at the launch of the FA’s Future Game – Grassroots document at Wembley Stadium yesterday, the Tottenham Hotspur striker said: “If you play nine or 10 year olds on a pitch the size of Wembley, you’re not going to get much out of it.
Football coaches from across the full spectrum of the game gathered at Wembley Stadium today as the FA launched their new blueprint for the future of football coaching in England.
England managers Fabio Capello, Hope Powell and Stuart Pearce joined over 600 grassroots coaches at the launch of The Future Game, a technical document aimed at developing a new generation of young players through age-appropriate football coaching.