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  1. The Beginner’s Guide to Effective Heading in Football

    The Beginner’s Guide to Effective Heading in Football
    Heading in grassroots football is a controversial issue — particularly in relation to youngsters. But it’s an integral part of the game, so when players are old enough to start heading the ball, it’s a good idea to work on technique and timing.  Whether it’s a defender, a midfielder or an attacker, rising to meet the challenge with power, control...
  2. The Grassroots Football Guide to Improving Your Weaker Foot

    The Grassroots Football Guide to Improving Your Weaker Foot
    How many times have you watched with frustration as an elite player misses an opportunity or gets a simple on-field action wrong because they were forced to use their weaker foot?  Yes, one-footedness is something that affects top-level players, so it’s not surprising that those much further down the football pyramid suffer from the same deficiency.  The vast majority of...
  3. 8 Top Tips for Playing Grassroots Over-50s Football 

    8 Top Tips for Playing Grassroots Over-50s Football 
    You’re never too old to enjoy the thrill of steering your grassroots football team to victory with a timely defensive header or speculative shot. Playing grassroots over-50s football is a great way to stay fit, meet people and stay strong as you grow older.  But before you pull on your football boots for the first time in years, it’s important...
  4. 7 Christmas Gift Ideas for Young Grassroots Footballers

    7 Christmas Gift Ideas for Young Grassroots Footballers
    What do you buy the little football lover in your life who has it all? If you’re struggling for Christmas gift ideas for a young grassroots footballer, we’ve got you covered.  We have a huge range of football equipment, training gear and matchday products — everything young players could ever wish for on Christmas morning. While we have hundreds of...
  5. Turning Defence into Attack: The Grassroots Football Team’s Guide to Counter-Attacking Training Drills

    Turning Defence into Attack: The Grassroots Football Team’s Guide to Counter-Attacking Training Drills
    While it might be a dying art in the upper echelons of the football pyramid, counter-attacking football is an effective way to win against the odds. But in order to perfect it, a huge amount of hard work is required on the training pitch.  Particularly in grassroots football, there are some huge differences in quality between teams competing for honours...
  6. Free Kick Training: Vital Drills for Grassroots Football Clubs

    Free Kick Training: Vital Drills for Grassroots Football Clubs
    There’s very little room for error when you’re stepping up to take a free kick. Whether you’re a professional or playing grassroots football in your local park, practice and repetition will give you an advantage when the responsibility lies with you.  From the legendary free-kick goals that have made history to the intricate strategies and techniques behind each shot, free...
  7. Mitre: A British Sporting Powerhouse with an Illustrious History

    Mitre: A British Sporting Powerhouse with an Illustrious History
    Mitre has been a prominent name in the global sports equipment industry for more than 200 years. Famous for its long-standing association with the beautiful game, it’s synonymous with high-quality footballs and various items of equipment.  The company, which began its journey in a leather tannery, has showcased a relentless passion and love for the game of football throughout its...
  8. A Comprehensive Guide to Health and Safety for Grassroots Football Clubs

    A Comprehensive Guide to Health and Safety for Grassroots Football Clubs
    There’s a feeling among many players, coaches and administrators that health and safety within grassroots football is an administrative, box-ticking exercise. While there’s an element of truth in this point of view, the principles of health and safety are, first and foremost, about protecting people from accidents, mishaps, and bad behaviour.  Of course, you can never eliminate risk from any...
  9. Bodycams To Be Worn by Grassroots Referees in Nationwide FA Trial

    Bodycams To Be Worn by Grassroots Referees in Nationwide FA Trial
    When Alexander Mitrovic manhandled the referee during an angry confrontation in front of the cameras, the spectre of abusive behaviour towards referees once again reared its ugly head. What should have been a televisual feast of football — an occasion to inspire youngsters up and down the country — became another shameful indictment on the state of the game. Every...
  10. Multi-Sports Grassroots Sports Facilities in UK Set for £230m Windfall

    Multi-Sports Grassroots Sports Facilities in UK Set for £230m Windfall
    Years of underinvestment have left thousands of grassroots sports facilities across the UK in a state of almost complete disrepair. And while local councils and sports associations are grappling with the cost of living crisis, money to put this travesty right is in very short supply. So when the UK Government announced a national funding programme for England, Scotland, Wales...

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