Success Stories: The Player Who Has Gone from Non-League to the Brink of the World Cup

From playing in the non-league he has become a household name. In 2016, he helped Leicester City make history by winning the Premier League, and this summer he will achieve the pinnacle of international football by playing in the World Cup. Born in 1987 in Sheffield, Vardy’s career began with Sheffield Wednesday. He was released…

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Irish sport to get funding boost

Sport in Ireland will be the beneficiary of major funding under the “Project Ireland 2040” initiative. Minister for Sport Shane Ross (pictured above) pledged funding across the country to boost facilities and help elite athletes flourish. Former Olympic boxing gold medalist Michael Carruth welcomed the news of the government funding. “The funding is great news,”…

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Record number of grassroots teams created through £2.36m Grow the Game investment

An FA and Football Foundation initiative is set to substantially increase participation in our national game amongst underrepresented groups. £2.36m of investment from The FA has been awarded to 728 clubs by the Football Foundation, which delivers the Grow the Game scheme on behalf of the national governing body for football. This investment will enable…

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