Team sports can aid career success for women – report

By Stewart Coggin | March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

A new report has suggested that playing youth sport can help women achieve more in their careers. The Imagination Gap report commissioned by Atlassian, in partnership with the AFL Women’s League, aims to start a conversation about the link between team sports, role models and leadership success. According to the survey of 1000 respondents, 82%…

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Grassroots nominations wanted for 2010 New Year Honours

By Dan Pope | March 11, 2009

Is there someone at your club who gives their all to football at grassroots level? Do you know someone who goes the extra mile for the sake of their club or league? Do you want to see one of the thousands of volunteers that keep the amateur game ticking over rewarded for their efforts?

Poll result: Respect programme not working

By Dan Pope | February 4, 2009

The Respect programme is yet to make a difference to behaviour in football, according to the majority of Club Website readers. In a recent Club Website poll, 56% of readers argued that the programme has made no difference to the game at either at grassroots or professional level since its launch at the start of…

Poll result: Majority against mixed football in over 12s

By Dan Pope | February 4, 2009

Girls over the age of 12 should not be allowed to play football with the boys, according to the majority of Club Website readers. In England and Wales, boys and girls at under 12 level and below are currently allowed to play football in the same matches, whilst in Scotland mixed football is allowed up…

Homeless World Cup a huge success

By Dan Pope | January 23, 2009

The sixth Homeless World Cup took place in Melbourne in December, as thousands of spectators and players from around the world came together for a unique street football tournament to tackle the issue of homelessness. From 1 – 7 December, 56 teams from across the globe played out 300 fast and furious matches showcasing the…

Is the 'Respect' programme working?

By Dan Pope | January 22, 2009

‘Respect’ is the English FA’s programme launched at the start of the 2008/09 season with the aim of improving behaviour in football. Following a high-profile launch at the start of the season and much publicity since, ‘Respect’ has been a buzz word in football this season, featuring prominently in discussion on the game, with opinion…

Graham Poll on the problem with 'Respect'

By Dan Pope | January 22, 2009

Graham Poll is this country’s top referee of the last decade. With 16 years as a Premier League official and two World Cups under his belt, he has been there and done it. Club Website met up with Poll late last year to get his thoughts on refereeing – at grassroots and professional level –…

Poll result: FAs should focus on developing players

By Dan Pope | January 20, 2009

The Football Associations of the UK should focus their efforts in 2009 on developing better young players, a Club Website poll has revealed. When asked ’How should your Football Association seek to improve grassroots football in the year ahead?’ developing better players came above raising standards of behaviour, increasing participation and improving the management/administration within…

Referee Webb: Respect campaign 'making a difference'

By Dan Pope | January 20, 2009

Referee Howard Webb believes that the Respect campaign that was introduced by the English FA last August has made a significant difference to the game in England. The programme has not only seen an improvement in behaviour towards referees in the professional game, but also in the crucial area of grassroots football and Webb believes…

Scam warning for grassroots footballers

By Dan Pope | January 19, 2009

Young players, clubs and parents are advised about a scam that the English FA has recently been made aware of. Persons purporting to be licensed agents are sending out spam emails promising trials with various clubs, using details from the list of licensed agents on the FIFA website,

Poll result: Winter break splits opinion

By Dan Pope | January 9, 2009

The possibility of an extended winter break for grassroots football has caused a split down the middle with Club Website readers, our latest poll has revealed. The amateur game stopped for the traditional Christmas break on the weekend of 27-28 December, but that was the only weekend taken off by a large number of leagues.

Poll result: Sin bin trial splits opinion

By Dan Pope | January 6, 2009

Club Website readers are split down the middle when it comes to the possible introduction of sin bins in 11-a-side football. Our poll on the issue followed the English FA’s announcement on new disciplinary measures for small-sided football, where the traditional yellow card caution has been scrapped.

Put your grassroots refereeing decisions to Graham Poll

By Dan Pope | December 17, 2008

Did your referee leave you scratching your head last weekend? Have you been debating a decision that cost valuable points or a place in the cup? Are you convinced the official got the big call wrong but can’t prove it? If the answer to any of these questions is ‘yes’, then let Club Website help…