Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Grow the Game 2019 is Looking for Female and Disabled Players

Around a decade ago, the FA realised that it had to be proactive in order to stop falling participation levels in grassroots football. And to give the governing body its dues, it took the issue seriously. The following years...
Football scouts in the UK

Grassroots Football Scouting: How it Works and How to Impress Professional Scouts

It might surprise you to know that professional scouts don’t attend grassroots football matches as much as they used to. Before the digital age, a scout might watch a young player from the sidelines a dozen or more times...

The Trials and Tribulations of a Grassroots Football Referee

The life of a grassroots football referee is very often a thankless one. Amateur match officials get it in the neck from all sides these days — from players, coaches and spectators. So much so, there’s now a dire...

The Cost of Grassroots Football in England Is Rising — But it’s a Price...

Unless you’re involved in the business side of grassroots football, you probably don’t realise how expensive things can be at this level. After all, you wouldn’t necessarily think that some young people kicking a ball around on some grass...