The weather puts 1 in 8 children off playing football

A UK survey of parents reveals some interesting reasons their children aren’t on the field. Grassroots football is thriving in terms of initiatives, and recent statistics from the FA have shown positive increases in many areas, especially amongst girls/womens football. These initiatives mean there has probably never been a better time or environment in which…

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Johns: Screaming parents make me cringe

Ex Australian rugby league star Andrew Johns says he ‘cringes’ when he hears parents shouting at their children in junior matches. The former Newcastle player spent some time alongside his old team-mate Danny Buderus in Hastings recently putting local youngsters through their paces. The teenagers took a lot away from the sessions, and Johns’ main…

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