Posted By : Richard Lycett
New Investment for Clubs & Coaches
Grassroots clubs are at the heart of what we do. The FA are investing in 150 non-league clubs to become community club hubs and ensuring every youth and mini-soccer team in the country has a Level 1 coach. More information and the developments of this will be communicated over the coming Months. More investment has also gone into other areas of the game.
Annual Health Check 2017-18
The Annual Health Check is opportunity for FA Charter Standard clubs to continuously demonstrate their ability to raise standards and provide a safe, fun and inclusive environment For All to play their football.
For those clubs that have already successfully completed their Annual Health Check they will start to receive recognition for this in the next 2 months and also receive information on this seasons benefits in the form of Nike Footballs.
For those clubs yet to complete their Annual Health Check you can find this seasons Annual Health Check Guide under useful forms by clicking below. Please contact your County FA for further information and support.
Are membership fees eligible for Gift Aid?
Clubs which have adopted charitable status (registered with the Charity Commission) or community amateur sports club status (known as ‘CASC’, registered with HMRC) are able to benefit from significant tax reliefs thereby making them more attractive to prospective donors.
What does GDPR mean for grassroots clubs?
The FA has been working closely with our legal helpline service provider Muckle LLP to provide support to clubs around GDPR. This support will be in the form of fact sheets, articles and a series of six easy-to-use online training modules that last approximately 15 minutes each. The first four are available to view immediately and the remainder will appear on the website during the course of February.
£2.5m funding boost for grassroots football
Grow the Game grants lessen the burden of costs associated with starting new grassroots football teams. £1,500 is available for each new team that a club creates. Expenditure that the funding can help a club pay for includes: FA coaching courses; FA league affiliation costs; referees’ fees; first aid kits; and even football kit & equipment through a bespoke voucher.
The application window for Grow the Game applications will open on Monday 5 February and closes on Thursday 29 March. Clubs seeking more information on Grow the Game should contact their local County FA.
Charter Standard Club Tickets to Watch England U21's Fixtures
All FA Charter Standard Clubs can apply for 15 complimentary tickets to watch the England U21 International Fixture versus Romania on Saturday 24th March 2018 at the Molineux Stadium and the UEFA U21 European Championship 2019 Qualifier versus Ukraine on Tuesday 27th March 2018 at Bramall Lane, Sheffield.
The FA Futsal coaching conference has been announced. Guests include:
Jorge Braz - Portugal Futsal head coach
Marc Carmona - former FC Barcelona Futsal manager
Mike Skubala - England Futsal head coach
Pete Sturgess - FA national lead for players aged 5-11
Ian Bateman - FA Futsal coach education lead
England DNA resources on Hive
Introducing The FA’s new England DNA Foundation Phase resource – a free-to-access online space dedicated to providing fantastic coaching content for anyone working with players aged 5-11. The resource is on the FA’s Community digital platform on Hive and can be accessed via this link: www.hivelearning.com/thefa
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