Football Foundation want your views on grassroots facilities

The Football Foundation wants to hear about your experience of grassroots football facilities in England.

The body, which has supported more than £1bn of grassroots sports projects since it was launched in 2000, has launched a survey of players and coaches to find out more about your experience of using grassroots sites.

The UK’s largest sports charity, which is funded by the FA, Premier League and government, want to know how their investment can make football accessible to as many people as possible.

We know here at Club Website that the issue of football facilities is always a hot topic for the grassroots community, so why not take the opportunity to feed into this important research and give your first-hand experience of playing or coaching at grassroots venues.

Not only will you be helping to shape this country’s future facilities strategy, but you could also win hundreds of pounds’ worth of kit vouchers, so please share it with your team mates, friends and family.

All respondents aged 14 and over can enter into a prize draw, with two prizes up for grabs: £200 and £100 worth of kit vouchers.

The survey is available to complete online. To be in with a chance of winning a prize, you must complete the survey by 30 June 2015.

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  1. D M Leonard on May 22, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    Club members have expressed concern that Rural “Clubs” could find themselves left out of the benefits of FA initiative to provide 3g facilities for the “big” cities.
    This Club runs 22 teams in an area in West Sussex known as “Six Villages”. 300 plus youth members. Chances are we are not going to gain any benefit from this initiative. Why not?

  2. Steve Foster on May 22, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    Where I’m based in Torpoint Cornwall we seem to be overlooked on trying to get help and grants for my youth set up I’ve applied for 45 grants and never get any I believe we are just deprived in Torpoint as any where else in the country with no names mentioned I would like to see Torpoint get something in the future all money with spend in the 6 youth teams we have has all be funded by fundraising

  3. Paul Collins on May 23, 2015 at 9:43 am

    Shoreham and Adur fc youth have 19 teams that is without the senior sides . The F/L and FA both say grants are available . Where are they and how do you recipe them .All we hear I’d a lot of talk and very little action

  4. Nigel Jewell on May 24, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    It is just as important to treat clubs based in rural areas the same as those in an urban based setting.We run two teams from our village base and funding is a major problem every season.We do not have a clubhouse to provide funds to run the club but use the village pubs which also brings trade to those businesses.We have to raise funds to exist either via players’ weekly subscriptions,teas,sponsors or just general fund raising but this tends to hit the same people.
    Grassroots football is the basis of footrball in our wonderful country and if this ever ceases i fear for the sport in general.

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