Sky Sports focus on youth football

Grassroots football will be in the spotlight on Sky Sports News tonight (Monday 15 October).

A Sky Sports News Special Report on youth football will include a panel debate on key issues in the game, a focus on 9v9 football at two English youth clubs and a live link-up from a grassroots event in Scotland.

Joining the debate will be the FA's Head of Grassroots Coaching Les Howie, Southampton’s Head of Development Les Reed and grassroots coach Liam Dart, recently named FA’s Coach of the Year.

Up for discussion will the FA's upcoming changes to the structure of youth football in England, including smaller-sided formats of the game and a child centered approach to competition.

The role of St George's Park - the FA's new coaching centre which opened last week - will also be in focus, with the panel discussing how the centre can help improve coaching and playing standards for the next generation of English football.

The programme will be aired on Sky Sports News at 7.30pm tonight (Monday 15 October). Tune in and tell us what you think.

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