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  1. Is Rishi Sunak’s Plan for Grassroots Football Enough?

    Is Rishi Sunak’s Plan for Grassroots Football Enough?
    Rishi Sunak has come out in support of grassroots football in the UK more than once since he became Chancellor. But when he made an appearance at Gunnersbury Park Sports Hub last month, there was cause for real optimism.  With more than 20 girls in attendance at Brentford FC Community Sports Trust’s new training facility, the Chancellor spoke of what...
  2. Can 'Retain the Game' Reverse the Trend of Adult Males Leaving Grassroots Football?

    Can 'Retain the Game' Reverse the Trend of Adult Males Leaving Grassroots Football?
    After several years of relative inactivity in grassroots football, the government, the FA and various governing bodies are finally taking action to halt the decline in participation levels. A combination of poor facilities, a lack of pitches and a nationwide dearth of coaches has forced many young people away from the game over the last 20 or 30 years...
  3. Can Artificial Pitches Stop the Decline in English Grassroots Football?

    Can Artificial Pitches Stop the Decline in English Grassroots Football?
    Image: The Football Foundation It seems that concerns over the future of the England national team are finally being taken seriously by those in control of the game. The government, the FA and the Premier League have joined forces to announce a £102 million fund aimed at increasing participation in grassroots football throughout the country. And it is believed...

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