HAVE YOUR SAY: THE FA
ANNOUNCES 2018/19 GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL
The 2018/19 Grassroots Football Survey has today been
announced by The Football Association [The FA].
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 FAs.
Amongst a wide range of activities and
developments, last season’s feedback directly resulted in the implementation of
18 SSE Wildcats Centres in Dorset, which provide football opportunities for 5-11-year-old
girls, £948,210 of facilities investment in Derbyshire and trials of Temporary
Dismissals – otherwise known as ‘sin bins’ – in Cornwall.
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.
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.
we want to reach more participants than ever before and make improvements
necessary to ensure the continuous development of grassroots football in this
Gavin Lemmon, Chief Executive of Norfolk FA said: "This is a valuable piece of research which allows those involved in the grassroots game to have a voice. In order for us to utilise the feedback we receive to the best of our ability, I would encourage as many people as possible to take part, offering input on how Norfolk Football can be improved."
Visit TheFA.com/HaveYourSay before the deadline on Monday 5 November 2018 to take