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Have your Say in the 2018-19 Grassroots Football Survey



The 2018/19 Grassroots Football Survey has today been announced by The Football Association.     

The online survey, which is now in its fourth season after being launched in 2015/16, provides players, coaches, match officials, parents, supporters, volunteers, club and league officials with an opportunity to share their experiences of community football and highlight potential opportunities for improvement.    

To date, almost 90,000 participants have voiced their opinions on the grassroots football provision in their local area and helped to inform the allocation of investment and resources by The FA and County FA's. 

Amongst a wide range of activities and developments, in last season’s feedback you said that not enough was done for girls football which directly resulted in the implementation of 18 SSE Wildcats Centres in Dorset, which provides football opportunities for 5-11-year-old girls. You also said that you wanted more opportunities to play competitive 50+ football. Our response has been to introduce a Walking Football League for the 2018-19 season.

Further afield £948,210 of facilities investment in Derbyshire and trials of Temporary Dismissals – otherwise known as ‘sin bins’ – in Cornwall have all resulted following the responses from the Grassroots Football Survey.  

Martin Glenn, The FA’s Chief Executive Officer, said:

"The Grassroots Football Survey has grown season-on-season. Since its introduction in 2015/16, it has given us greater insight and understanding of the community football landscape, which has helped us shape and improve our decision-making processes across the grassroots game.     

"Community football facilities are the perfect example. Despite a number of excellent programmes in place, feedback from previous surveys has repeatedly shown many are inadequate and require further investment. Whilst happy with the availability of grass pitches, participants generally report they are of poor quality. This key information from within the game allows us to prioritise development and resources in these areas.                  

"This season we want to reach more participants than ever before and make improvements necessary to ensure the continuous development of grassroots football in this country."   


Don't miss out have your say by completing the online survey.

Deadline to complete the survey is Monday 5th November.





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