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£50m government boost for grassroots football
Government pledges £50m to improve grassroots football facilities and coaching over five years
The Football Association’s plans to revolutionise England’s grassroots football facilities in England have received a £50m funding boost from the Government.
The plans for 150 new coaching hubs in 30 cities across the country, announced by the FA Chairman’s England Commission last month, have been largely well received by the football community but the first major funding pledge, which will be matched by the FA themselves, will go some way to footing the expected £230m bill.
Chancellor George Osborne announced that the treasury will contribute a further £8m to football facilities over five years – on top of the £10m per annum it currently invests in the FA and Premier League Facilities Fund (FAPLFF) – along with a further £2m annual investment in improved coaching.
Further funding is expected to come from the Premier League and the Football League, as well as local authorities involved in the new facility projects, which have kicked off with a pilot trial in Sheffield.
FA Chairman Greg Dyke said: “I am delighted that the Government has shown its support for the England Commission’s drive to significantly improve grassroots football facilities and coaching.
“The best quality coaches working on the
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Would All Clubs pay attention to the 8 League Game Rule. All Teams MUST have played at least 8 games before 1st January. Any teams who have not will be fined for failing to deal with League business as per League Rules.
With there being 17 Sundays + Mid Week games available prior to Jan 1st, there is no excuse for any team not to get in 8 games. It doesn't matter if there are just 8 or 9 teams in your League the Rule is there for all teams not just your team or League. Before the Fixture meeting every team new that this rule was mandatory. If a team. postpones a game, bring another game forward.
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