Investment in football

  1. Are Premier League Clubs About to Transform Grassroots Football in England?

    Are Premier League Clubs About to Transform Grassroots Football in England?
    The Premier League is a financial phenomenon that is completely unprecedented in club football. Indeed, only the World Cup can boast higher total revenues. So it makes it all the more baffling that grassroots football in England continues to decline and stagnate. In February 2015, The Premier League agreed a £4.2bn deal with Sky. In addition to this record deal...
  2. The FA Announces Record Investment in Grassroots Football… But Where Has it All Gone?

    The FA Announces Record Investment in Grassroots Football… But Where Has it All Gone?
    The FA has come in for some stinging criticism during the last decade for its inability to reverse the trend of falling participation levels in local communities. Yet judging by their recent announcement regarding ‘record levels of investment’, the decision makers at the FA would have you believe that everything is right on track. The FA Group released its financial...
  3. Is the Government Right to Invest in Chinese Grassroots Football?

    Is the Government Right to Invest in Chinese Grassroots Football?
    Grassroots football in the UK is on its knees. Community pitches continue to deteriorate, local clubs continue to fold at an alarming rate and the number of people playing the game at local level continues to dwindle at an alarming rate. So, why has Chancellor George Osborne just injected around £3 million into Chinese grassroots football? Mr Osborne travelled to...
  4. Can the Government Shape the Future of English Football?

    Can the Government Shape the Future of English Football?
    As the Premier League continues to break revenue records, and the richest in the game continue to get richer, the minnows of English football continue to flirt with economic ruin. More than £5 billion will be pumped into the elite game over the next three years - and that’s just from TV revenues. Meanwhile, local clubs and football in the...

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