Medical Director’s Blog – Concussion: Back to Basics

By Return2Play | October 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

By Dr Sam Barke With the start of the new school year and the beginning of a new season of winter sports I’ve been busy delivering education sessions on how to best manage injuries and specifically, how to deal with concussions. Understandably, concussion raises a number of concerns for those providing sport, particularly those who…

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Club Website in the news!

By Dan Pope | December 8, 2008

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Club Website hit the news in Scotland this weekend as the people of Edinburgh were able to read all about Club Website’s league sponsorship package.

Homeless World Cup reaches knockout stage

By Dan Pope | December 5, 2008

The Homeless World Cup is heating up down under, with the knockout stages taking place this weekend. After two lengthy group stages during the first five days of the tournament, the best eight teams in the tournament have now progressed to the quarter finals of the main World Cup tournament, whilst the other teams have…

Sin bins employed in small-sided football

By Dan Pope | December 4, 2008

The English Football Association has issued new guidance on disciplinary measures to be employed in small-sided football. The traditional yellow card caution has been scrapped and replaced by a blue card “sin-bin” where a player is requested to leave the field for a short period of time.

Poll result: Penalties here to stay

By Dan Pope | December 3, 2008

Love them or hate them, it seems that the dreaded penalty shootout is here to stay, at least if Club Website readers have their way! Our latest poll asked readers to vote for the best way to decide a match that is level after 90 minutes and an overwhelming majority voted in favour of the…

Homeless World Cup kicks off in Melbourne

By Dan Pope | December 1, 2008

The Homeless World Cup got underway in Melbourne today, bringing together 56 teams from across the globe, including England, Scotland and Ireland, for a unique street football tournament. The tournament uses football as a catalyst to encourage people who are homeless to change their lives; and to change the attitudes of governments, media, public and…

The Football Foundation – football's biggest supporter

By Dan Pope | November 28, 2008

The Football Foundation is the UK’s largest sports charity and grassroots football’s biggest supporter.

The Government, Premier League and English FA each invest £15 million per year to the Foundation, who use the funding to improve facilities and create opportunities for people to play football throughout the country.

Poll result: Let the kids play (most of the time)

By Dan Pope | November 28, 2008

The issue of children’s football was on the agenda this week in Club Website’s latest poll. We asked whether, in junior football, all players should be given the same amount of time on the pitch during a game regardless of ability… and the results were interesting, to say the least.

Poll result: Split decision for off-side law

By Dan Pope | November 18, 2008

Club Website readers are split down the middle when it comes to that old chestnut of a football discussion on the off-side law. Club Website’s latest poll asked: Do you think the current off-side law is too complicated.

New £1m 'Respect barrier' initiative launched

By Dan Pope | November 17, 2008

England Under 21 manager Stuart Pearce joined The FA and the Football Foundation today to combat one of the biggest challenges facing football at all levels: unacceptable behaviour on the pitch and from the sidelines.

The Under 21 boss was joined Richard Stearman and Martin Cranie from his squad along with Premier League referee Howard Webb to launch a £1 million Football Foundation initiative promoting the Respect programme’s Designated Spectator Area Barriers.

Sir Alex calls for big investment in grassroots sport

By Dan Pope | October 31, 2008

Sir Alex Ferguson has backed the drive to get more people of all ages involved in sport. The Manchester United manager was speaking at Broadoak School, in Trafford, Manchester, where he opened a £2m community sports centre.

Poll result: Goal line technology gets the thumbs up

By Dan Pope | October 30, 2008

Club website readers have voted overwhelmingly in favour of an introduction of goal line technology in top flight football. In Club Website’s latest poll, 69% of readers voted in favour of the possible change, which would help eradicate high profile and often costly mistakes by officials in professional football.

Kick it Out Weeks of Action: 16-28 October

By Dan Pope | September 22, 2008

Communities of all races, cultures and religious beliefs will come together for a fortnight in October to back the unifying message of ’One Game, One Community’. Organised by Kick It Out, football’s anti-racism campaign, the One Game, One Community Weeks Of Action is one of the most prominent equality and community engagement initiatives in the…