Tell the FA what you think about the current state of grassroots football by Friday 28 October and you could be in with a chance of winning tickets to see England vs Scotland at Wembley next month
The governing body wants players, coaches, referees, staff and volunteers from across the grassroots community to help shape the future of the game by completing the survey, which is open until 28 October.
Last year, over 28,700 people completed the FA’s largest ever survey of the grassroots game, with the quality and availability of pitches and a lack of support for coaches highlighted amongst the biggest concerns.
The FA’s new £230m Parklife project – which will formally open its first hub in Sheffield this month – and a new grassroots coaching programme – which will involve a network of county coaches – have both shown progress in these areas, but FA want people to take the new survey so that they can measure how far they’ve come and pinpoint areas that require more work.
FA chief executive Martin Glenn said: “Last year’s survey provided a valuable insight into the grassroots game from the perspective of the players, coaches, referees and volunteers who know it best. We took many positives, but also learnt that there is room for improvement in certain areas.
“As we work to improve grassroots football, it is important that we listen to those directly involved, and we continually revisit this feedback as we seek to develop the national game. I am hopeful that this year the survey will reach even more people involved in grassroots football and look forward to being able to take valuable feedback on board.”
The survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete and everyone who does so will be entered into a prize draw to win one tickets to England’s World Cup qualifier against Scotland at Wembley Stadium next month. Four Club Wembley tickets and four pairs of general admission tickets are up for grabs.
To complete the FA’s grassroots survey and help shape the future of the grassroots game, please click here. The survey will remain open until 28 October 2016.