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

By Daniel Weatherby | May 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

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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Football chiefs welcome Respect initiative

By Dan Pope | August 5, 2008

Football chiefs throughout the game today welcomed the FA’s Respect programme, a cross-game approach dedicated to improving standards of behaviour at all levels of football in England.

Premier League Chief Executive Richard Scudamore said: “Football engages, motivates and inspires – but at times we know it can spill over and get ugly. We all have a responsibility to deal with these excesses, and I sense there is a commitment from all quarters of the game, including the media, to deal with it.

FA unveils details of Respect programme

By Dan Pope | August 5, 2008

The Football Association today unveiled their plans for the Respect programme, a cross-game initiative dedicated to improving standards of behaviour at all levels of football in England.

Following a successful 10-week pilot at grassroots level last season, the programme will be implemented at all levels of the game in this coming season, encompassing respect towards match officials but also the conduct of overly-competitive coaches and parents on the sidelines at grassroots youth games.

Club Website partnership to benefit Welsh football clubs

By Dan Pope | July 29, 2008

Football clubs of all sizes in Wales are set to benefit from the Welsh Football Trust’s partnership with Club Website. The Welsh Football Trust was established by the Football Association of Wales in 1996 to develop coaching and grassroots participation.

UEFA applaud Welsh football development

By Dan Pope | July 23, 2008

The Welsh Football Trust, entrusted by the Football Association of Wales with a major role in developing the future of Welsh football, has received a huge boost from UEFA in recognition of its work to develop grassroots football across Wales.

Club Website teams battle it out at Wembley

By Dan Pope | July 17, 2008

Three Club Website competition winning teams today fulfilled every footballer’s dream when they took the field to play at the new Wembley stadium.

Club Website fundraising earns Rovers Wembley trip

By Dan Pope | June 2, 2008

Eythorne Rovers have shown other clubs around the country how to make the most of the Club Website’s fundraising potential. The boys’ football club from Kent have used their club website to raise over £500 which they used to treat all of their players to a luxury trip to Wembley.

Sir Trevor Brooking and Club Website talk grassroots football

By Dan Pope | May 22, 2008

Since hanging up his boots over 20 years ago, Sir Trevor Brooking’s career has been more interesting and varied than your average ex-footballer. After leaving West Ham in 1984, the ex-England star tried his hand – with some success – as a manager, pundit, businessman and sports administrator.

Football Foundation signs new £135m deal

By Dan Pope | May 8, 2008

The Football Foundation has confirmed a new investment of £135 million into grassroots football in England over the next three years. The Foundation, the UK’s largest sports charity, will receive £15m per year from each of its investment partners – the Government, the Premier League and the Football Association.

Football fundraiser to tackle male cancer

By Dan Pope | May 1, 2008

Top London football clubs are urging footie fans to sign up to this year’s Keep Your Eye on the Ball 5km run, taking place at London’s Victoria Park on 1 June, to raise money for the Everyman Male Cancer Campaign.

2-0 in 47 seconds… a world record?

By Dan Pope | April 17, 2008

The English FA have confirmed that the two goals scored by non-league Newcastle Blue Star in the opening 47 seconds of a game last week are the fastest they have on record.

FA complete Respect campaign pilot

By Dan Pope | April 15, 2008

The English FA today announced completion of the pilot of their ’Respect’ campaign aimed at improving behaviour in grassroots football.

The 10-week pilot scheme, created as part of the recent National Game Strategy, involved 4,500 players from 345 teams in 20 adult and youth leagues across England.

FA announces £200m grassroots boost

By Dan Pope | April 1, 2008

The Football Association have announced the largest ever investment into grassroots football in England with an unprecedented £200m to be invested in the game over the next five years.

Unveiling their plans for the future of the game last month, FA Chief executive Brian Barwick described the launch of the National Game Strategy 2008-12 as “a very important day in the everyday life of English football”.