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England 2018: Football United

An England 2018 World Cup would see “Football United”, according to a star-studded video released ahead of this Thursday’s crucial FIFA vote.

While the football world discusses the impact of Panorama’s investigations into alleged FIFA corruption, the England 2018 bid team has gone on the front foot with the video, in which David Beckham leads a cast of Premier League stars showcasing a new global fund for football.

Footballer jailed after driving 4×4 at referee

An amateur footballer has been sentenced to 24 weeks in jail week after driving his car at a referee in a Sunday League game.

28 year-old Joseph Rimmer drove his 4×4 vehicle on to the pitch causing referee David Harkness and players to flee, Liverpool Crown Court heard this week.

Racism still an issue for grassroots football minority

Almost a third of the grassroots football community has witnessed some form of racism at local football matches in the last year, a Club Website poll has revealed.

A poll of over 7,000 Club Website members found that 32% of people have witnessed at least one example of racism at their grassroots football matches over the last 12 months. 68% said they had not witnessed any racism in this time.

Grassroots game in England “thriving”, says FA

The sound of groans may have filled the Wembley air as France humbled England this week, but there are more positive noises emanating from the FA’s headquarters about the health of the grassroots game.

The Football Association released results for Season Two of the National Game Strategy (NGS) last week and the headline message from the governing body is that the grassroots game across England is “thriving”.

Fox FC nets £20,000 ‘Premier makeover’

Yorkshire side The Fox FC have fought off competitors from around the country to win a life-changing ‘Premier makeover’ worth £20,000.

The club, whose website is powered by Club Website, entered the competition after club chairman Lee Quickmire read about the competition via his website admin area.

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