Everyone here at Club Website HQ wishes you and yours a very merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous new year.
We hope that enjoy your break – go easy on those mince pies! – and we’ll see you back here refreshed and ready to go for the second half of the season in 2013!
I get afforded a rare opportunity as I wait to chat to Brede Hangeland – the chance to learn from a group of nine- and 10-year-olds.
We’re in the hall at St Mary’s RC Primary School in Wimbledon and the Fulham captain is doing a quick Q&A with the Year Four and Five pupils before personally handing over their new football kit, donated to the school as part of the Premier League Players’ Kit Scheme.
Grassroots football clubs in England have been given an extra four weeks to apply for up to £5,000 of Football Foundation funding.
The UK’s largest sports charity has announced that the window for applications to the Grow the Game scheme will remain open until midnight on 18 January 2013.
Top football clubs are always on the lookout for young wonder-kids to join their ranks.
As the professional game’s scouting network covers more and more of the globe, the real trick for the world’s best teams is to unearth the best players before their rivals have got there first.
Sport England will invest £30m into grassroots football over the next four years, it has been announced.
The funding for 2013-17 – which represents a 17.2% increase on the previous four years – is a reward for the Football Association’s progress and future plans to get more people playing the game.