FA to boost grassroots cash and diversity drive

By Stewart Coggin | January 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Football Association has announced a major increase in grassroots funding and several initiatives to boost diversity within the game. The new plan is in response to the Eni Aluko affair which eventually led to the sacking of England women’s team manager Mark Sampson and to soul-searching within the FA about why the organisation continues…

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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”.

County FA contacts

By Dan Pope | April 1, 2008

A list of contacts for every County FA in England.