The FA has been under intense pressure for many years to improve the health of grassroots football in England, as a result of consistent failure from the national team, and a decline in available, quality football pitches for those playing at a lower level. The signs of decline in grassroots football have been well documented, […]
A short radio package about whether the FA is doing enough to tackle gambling addiction in football.
A decline in Bournemouth Sunday league football referees due to low pay and the abuse they receive from the players. Clubs within Bournemouth have been complaining that it is difficult to find referees for their football matches over the weekend. Football players have been cursing referees for the decisions that they are making during […]
A massive drop in number of clubs within Bournemouth Sunday league football according to Bournemouth FA. Problems have started to occur as Bournemouth Sunday league football clubs are at risk. Some clubs trust that the FA need to do more to support them. AFC Wimborne, chairman, Paul Andrews, wants the England FA to invest […]
What are some of the challenges facing grassroots football? The main problem that grassroots football is having to face is the lack of funding. In fact insufficient funding makes it very difficult to erect other problems such as facilities and coaching. A survey conducted by the FA in 2015 found that 25% of people involved in grassroots said […]
The FA are to inject £230m into a grass roots football project that will see Bournemouth’s facilities and coaching improved.
But first to some statistics. The English Premier League according to transfermarkt.com is made up of 68.5% foreign players. Chelsea, this year’s Champions League Semi Finalists have over £85 million worth of players sent out on loan with less than £2 million of these being English players. This means that rather than bringing through players from the club’s academy to fill in the areas outside the first eleven players are being brought in and limiting the opportunities for these players.