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Funding Available from Sport Englands “COMMUNITY ASSET FUND”

Whether it’s the park you run through, the hall you do classes in or the pitch you play on, welcoming and accessible spaces have a big impact on a person’s experience – and likelihood of coming back.

Traditional sports facilities where people spend time getting active are an important part of this, but it can be much wider too. It doesn’t have to be a traditional space – or a traditional sport.

Our Community Asset Fund is a programme dedicated to enhancing the spaces in your local community that give people the opportunity to be active.

There are a number of things we want to achieve with this investment, but most importantly we want to help local organisations to create good customer experiences and financially sustainable facilities that benefit their community for years to come – which may mean providing help to get things up and running too.

While we will continue to invest in projects that help people get into sport and increase the number who are regularly taking part, we’re also looking to invest in projects that look beyond this to how sport and physical activity can – and does – change lives and becomes a force for social good.

If you think the Community Asset Fund might be for you, have a look at the Guide and Developing your Project documents below.

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We’re really pleased you’ve decided to apply to the Community Asset Fund.

To make an application we will need you to confirm a few details. This is important as it provides us with details of you and your organisation in case you need help. The application hub will also allow you to:

✔ Start and submit a funding application

✔ Work on your application when it’s convenient to you and submit when you’re ready – the hub will allow you to save, exit and come back to your application

✔ Re-visit submitted Community Asset Fund applications

Please note, if this is the first time you have applied to the Community Asset Fund then you will need to register. You cannot use previous log in details at this stage.

If you want a different Sport England programme or want to view your historic applications to other programmes you can do this through our main ‘My Applications’ system, which can be accessed by clicking here.

If you require any assistance, please telephone our Funding Helpline on 03458 508 508 or email funding@sportengland.org

Sawtry Sixes Tournament

Tournament Name: Sawtry Sixes Tournament
Tournament Date: 03/06/2018
Tournament Organiser: Shelley Harding
Tournament Web Address: https://www.facebook.com/sawtrycoltsfc/
Team Age Groups: Under 7’s, Under 8’s, Under 9’s, Under 10’s
Entry Fee per team: £30
Tournament Email Address: shelley.scfc@gmail.com
Address 1: Greenfields
Address 2: Great North Road
Town: Sawtry
Post Code: PE28 5XN
Tournament Image: 0A8B276F-C8CE-46AA-9AB0-ED179FF16ECC_p7ls1p.jpeg
Tournament Information: On site parking
Bbq
Tea/coffee
Soft drinks
More to be confirmed

Woodley United FC 6aside Tournament – Under 7s, 8s & 9s. PM – Under 10s & 11s

Tournament Name: Woodley United FC 6aside Tournament (Day 2)
Tournament Date: 03/06/2018
Tournament Organiser: Kim Moore
Tournament Web Address: http://www.woodleyunitedfc.co.uk/news/2018-woodley-united-fc-6aside-tournament-2151754.html
Team Age Groups: Under 7’s, Under 8’s, Under 9’s, Under 10’s, Under 11’s, Under 12’s, Under 13’s, Under 14’s, Under 15’s, Under 16’s
Entry Fee per team: £35 (£30 if paid before March 31st)
Tournament Email Address: 6aside@woodleyunitedfc.co.uk
Address 1: The Bulmershe School
Address 2: Chequers Way, Woodley
Town: Reading
Post Code: RG5 3EL
Tournament Image: F7IOADPZ_ny4kgb.jpg
Tournament Information: Woodley United are pleased to announce that this year’s tournament (formerly Woodley
Hammers Tournament) is returning to the Bulmershe School Woodley. We would like to
invite clubs to enter the tournament, in which there will be competitions for Under 7 (i.e. under 7 on 1 September 2017) to U16, with the potential for girls’ competitions depending on demand.

The days will be divided as follows:
Sat. 2 nd June: AM – Under 12s & Under 13s. PM – Under 14s, 15s & 16s
Sun 3 rd June: AM – Under 7s, 8s & 9s. PM – Under 10s & 11s

A maximum of 24 teams will be accepted for each age group.

Under 7s & 8s will play 6 or 7 non-competitive matches as 5-a- side (in accordance with FA Guidelines) with squads of up to 8 players. Each player will receive a medal.

All other age groups will play league matches as 6-a- side with squads of up to 8 players.
After the league stage, all teams will participate in either the main knockout or consolation
competition.

Please note that Football Academy Players are ineligible for this Tournament.

Application Forms are available online.

To enter your team(s), please complete the application form and return to the Entries Coordinator with your entry fee of £35 (£30 if paid before 31 st March) for all age groups. The closing date for entries is 1 st May and entries are accepted at the discretion of the Coordinator. If entering more than one team please specify team name (e.g. A, B, Reds, Blues, Hawks, Eagles etc).

Contact Details:
Kim Moore (Mrs)
6 a side Entries Co-ordinator
Woodley United Football Club
Email: 6aside@woodleyunited.co.uk
www.woodleyunitedfc.co.uk

Sawtry Fives Tournament U11’s, U12’s, U13’s

Tournament Name: Sawtry Fives Tournament
Tournament Date: 02/06/2018
Tournament Organiser: Shelley Harding
Tournament Web Address: https://www.facebook.com/sawtrycoltsfc/
Team Age Groups: Under 11’s, Under 12’s, Under 13’s
Entry Fee per team: £30
Tournament Email Address: shelley.scfc@gmail.com
Address 1: Greenfields
Address 2: Great North Road
Town: Sawtry
Post Code: PE28 5XN
Tournament Image: E8AB95E9-EFBF-4941-955B-9B33C613105F_qenc4v.jpeg
Tournament Information: On site parking
Bbq
Tea/ coffee
Soft drinks
More to be confirmed

Play on the Pitch at Crystal Palace FC

Tournament Name: Play on the Pitch at Crystal Palace FC
Tournament Date: 27/05/2018
Tournament Organiser: Play on the Pitch
Tournament Web Address: https://playonthepitch.com/product/play-at-crystal-palace-at-selhurst-park-27th-may-2018/
Team Age Groups: Under 7’s, Under 8’s, Under 9’s, Under 10’s, Under 11’s, Under 12’s, Under 13’s, Under 14’s
Entry Fee per team: £480.00
Tournament Email Address: team@playonthepitch.com
Address 1: Crystal Palace FC
Address 2: Selhurst Park
Town: London
Post Code: SE25 6PU
Tournament Image: Crystal Palace 1_jyo7v6.png
Tournament Information: Play on the Pitch offers U7, U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13 and U14 teams the opportunity to play in this end of season tournament at Selhurst Park, home of Premier League club Crystal Palace FC.

Matches are 7-a-side, with squads of up to 12 players. All teams are guaranteed a minimum of 60 minutes playing time on the pitch at Selhurst Park. The stadium pitch is divided in to 4 pitches for the tournament.

Tournament includes:
– League format with cup finals
– Tunnel line-up and changing rooms visit
– Trophies for Winners and Runners Up
– Medals and Certificates for every player
– Qualified match officials
– First aid services

Airbus UK Football Club GIRLS Under 12 Tournament

Tournament Name: Airbus UK Football Club GIRLS Under 12 tournament
Tournament Date: 27/05/2018
Tournament Organiser: natalie davey
Tournament Web Address: www.airbusfc.com
Team Age Groups: Under 12’s
Entry Fee per team: 45
Tournament Email Address: natalie.davey@airbus.com
Address 1: 5 llanfair crescent
Town: Connahs quay
Post Code: Ch54gp
Tournament Information: 10am kick off

16 teams/2 groups

Cup and plate competitions

7 group games + quarters/semi final and final

Trophies for winners and runners up in both competitions

£2 parking inc programme

Play on the Pitch at Millwall FC

Tournament Name: Play on the Pitch at Millwall FC
Tournament Date: 20/05/2018
Tournament Organiser: Play on the Pitch
Tournament Web Address: https://playonthepitch.com/product/play-at-millwall-at-the-den-20th-may-2018/
Team Age Groups: Under 7’s, Under 8’s, Under 9’s, Under 10’s, Under 11’s, Under 12’s, Under 13’s, Under 14’s
Entry Fee per team: £390.00
Tournament Email Address: team@playonthepitch.com
Address 1: Millwall FC
Address 2: The Den
Town: London
Post Code: SE16 3LN
Tournament Image: Millwall 4_nk6xuz.png
Tournament Information: Play on the Pitch offers U7, U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13 and U14 teams the opportunity to play in this end of season tournament at The Den, home of Sky Bet Championship club Millwall FC.

Matches are 7-a-side, with squads of up to 12 players. All teams are guaranteed a minimum of 60 minutes playing time on the pitch at The Den. The stadium pitch is divided in to 4 pitches for the tournament.

Tournament includes:
– League format with cup finals
– Tunnel line-up and changing rooms visit
– Trophies for Winners and Runners Up
– Medals and Certificates for every player
– Qualified match officials
– First aid services

South Ashford FC 2018 Tournament

Tournament Name: South Ashford FC 2018 Tournament
Tournament Date: 13/05/2018
Tournament Organiser: South Ashford Football Club
Tournament Web Address: www.southashfordfc.co.uk
Team Age Groups: Under 7’s, Under 8’s, Under 9’s, Under 10’s, Under 11’s, Under 12’s, Under 13’s, Under 14’s
Entry Fee per team: £30
Tournament Email Address: jamiemorton@safctournaments.co.uk
Address 1: Sandyacres Sports & Social Club
Address 2: Sandyhurst Lane
Town: Ashford
Post Code: TN25 4NT
Tournament Image: logo_dbvy0o.png
Tournament Information: Dear Club Secretary,

I have great pleasure in inviting your club to participate in our 2018 Tournament.
The event will be held over the weekend of the 12th and 13th of May at the Sandyacres Sports & Social
Club, Sandyhurst Lane, Ashford, Kent TN25 4NT

The following age groups will be competing:
U7s, U8s, U9s, U10s, U11s, U12s, U13s & U14s Girls: U8s, U10s, U12s & U14s

Projected Timetable:
Saturday 12th Sunday 13th
9am KO: U12s, U14s, U12s Girls 9am KO: U11s, U13s, U14s Girls
2pm KO: U8s, U10s, U8s Girls 2pm KO: U7s, U9s, U10s Girls

All age groups will be 6-a-side with squads of 10 players maximum.
Ages will be determined by the current 2017/18 season
All age groups will be competitive and will play in a league phase followed by:
Quarter-final*, semi-finals and final for 1st & 2nd placed teams. Semi-final* and final for 3rd place teams.
*dependant on amount of teams entered

To enter the tournament please complete the attached entry form and follow instructions
The initial closing date for entering the tournament is 12th March 2018.

Entry fee per team is £30.00
Entry fees will be presented to the bank once received.
Do not assume this as successful entry, confirmation of successful/unsuccessful applicants will be sent two weeks after the entry deadline has passed.

Hot/cold refreshments will be available to purchase from various outlets situated on site.
We hope to have a number of side stalls and activities in attendance over the weekend including professional photographers.

There is a fee of £2 per vehicle for parking which includes 1 free tournament program, please inform any spectators accompanying your team/s of these details.

Our Tournament is proving more and more popular every year and places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment, we have unfortunately had to turn away a number of teams in previous years due to oversubscription.

Please keep an eye on our tournament Facebook page
www.facebook.com/groups/SouthAshfordFC2018Tournament or website www.southashfordfc.co.uk for
latest information and we look forward to welcoming your team/s to our tournament.

South Ashford FC 2018 Tournament

Tournament Name: South Ashford FC 2018 Tournament
Tournament Date: 12/05/2018
Tournament Organiser: South Ashford Football Club
Tournament Web Address: www.southashfordfc.co.uk
Team Age Groups: Under 7’s, Under 8’s, Under 9’s, Under 10’s, Under 11’s, Under 12’s, Under 13’s, Under 14’s
Entry Fee per team: £30
Tournament Email Address: jamiemorton@safctournaments.co.uk
Address 1: Sandyacres Sports & Social Club
Address 2: Sandyhurst Lane
Town: Ashford
Post Code: TN25 4NT
Tournament Image: logo_48qi2k.png
Tournament Information: Dear Club Secretary,

I have great pleasure in inviting your club to participate in our 2018 Tournament.
The event will be held over the weekend of the 12th and 13th of May at the Sandyacres Sports & Social
Club, Sandyhurst Lane, Ashford, Kent TN25 4NT

The following age groups will be competing:
U7s, U8s, U9s, U10s, U11s, U12s, U13s & U14s Girls: U8s, U10s, U12s & U14s

Projected Timetable:
Saturday 12th Sunday 13th
9am KO: U12s, U14s, U12s Girls 9am KO: U11s, U13s, U14s Girls
2pm KO: U8s, U10s, U8s Girls 2pm KO: U7s, U9s, U10s Girls

All age groups will be 6-a-side with squads of 10 players maximum.
Ages will be determined by the current 2017/18 season
All age groups will be competitive and will play in a league phase followed by:
Quarter-final*, semi-finals and final for 1st & 2nd placed teams. Semi-final* and final for 3rd place teams.
*dependant on amount of teams entered

To enter the tournament please complete the attached entry form and follow instructions
The initial closing date for entering the tournament is 12th March 2018.

Entry fee per team is £30.00
Entry fees will be presented to the bank once received.
Do not assume this as successful entry, confirmation of successful/unsuccessful applicants will be sent two weeks after the entry deadline has passed.

Hot/cold refreshments will be available to purchase from various outlets situated on site.
We hope to have a number of side stalls and activities in attendance over the weekend including professional photographers.

There is a fee of £2 per vehicle for parking which includes 1 free tournament program, please inform any spectators accompanying your team/s of these details.

Our Tournament is proving more and more popular every year and places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment, we have unfortunately had to turn away a number of teams in previous years due to oversubscription.

Please keep an eye on our tournament Facebook page
www.facebook.com/groups/SouthAshfordFC2018Tournament or website www.southashfordfc.co.uk for
latest information and we look forward to welcoming your team/s to our tournament.

5 WAYS TO WORK OUT IF YOUR SEASON HAS BEEN A ‘SUCCESS’

With the grassroots football season coming to a close it is a great opportunity to reflect on the ‘success’ of your season.  Use the five questions below to get a balanced view on your achievements since last summer.

1) Has your team developed as a group?

League positions and trophies are the common way that coaches define ‘success’. However, there are other ways in which your season can be deemed successful. Have your group successfully implemented training ideas into games? Are the team happy to have equal playing time? Do the players take ownership for elements of training and matchday – such as the warm-up or arrival activities? Have you seen friendships begin to form?

The perfect trophy for your Presentation Event

2) Have individual players progressed?

Taking time to consider the individual development of each player in your squad is a good use of time. What was the individual like last summer when you had your first training session of the season? How have they developed across the four corners of player development: technical/tactical; physical; psychological; social. Don’t forget, for some players simply being more confident and willing to communicate at training and in the changing room is a huge success.

3) Have you improved as a coach?

Have you tried anything different with your coaching over the last 9 months? It might be something that you identified on an FA course, through feedback from others or from your own personal reflection. Changing your coaching philosophy and approach can be a long journey. Positive tweaks and changes to your methodology across the course of the season should be seen as success.

4) Has your communication with parents improved?

It is not only on the pitch performance that should be considered when reflecting on your season. What work has been done to develop positive relationships with the parents involved at your club?  Have you shared your playing and coaching philosophy? Have you involved the parents in any of the decision-making processes or involved them at training or on matchday? Time spent developing stronger relationships with all those involved in the club should be seen as a success.

5) Do you have a plan in place for next season?

It can be hard to objectively reflect on your season if you don’t have clearly defined targets to review against. Use this time of the year, and the questions above, to set some goals for next season. And, remember, success can be defined in many ways. What do you want to ‘win at’ next year?

 

Article courtesy of the Fa Bootroom

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Fred England Trophy

Tournament Name: Fred England Trophy
Tournament Date: 28/04/2018
Tournament Organiser: AFC Warner Colts
Tournament Web Address: www.afcwarnercolts.co.uk
Team Age Groups: Under 7’s, Under 8’s, Under 9’s, Under 10’s, Under 11’s
Entry Fee per team: 40
Tournament Email Address: afcwarnercolts@hotmail.co.uk
Address 1: Botanic park
Address 2: Edge Lane
Town: Liverpool
Post Code: L7 9PL
Tournament Image: BC7D9E62-9E8A-43F5-80C6-A672DA64FFC5_l3fhls.jpeg
Tournament Information: This is the 6th year of our popular tournament, taking place on Saturday 28 April 2018 at Botanic Park Edge Lane Liverpool L7 9PL

We have spaces available for teams playing in ages U7,8,9,10,11

Boys and girls teams are welcome. Last year we had teams from as far as Ireland, Cornwall and Newcastle. There will be food stalls & bouncy castles for spectators to enjoy.
Cost is £40 per team or £35 for 2 or more.
To book please contact:
Lisa 07415391239
Peter 07968012877 afcwarnercolts@hotmail.co.uk

Retain the game Grants – £750 Grants to Support Adult male teams

RETAIN THE GAME

The Football Association and Football Foundation have launched ‘Retain the Game’, a new scheme aimed at supporting the retention of adult male teams. The scheme will provide grants of £750 to clubs with existing male teams to support the essential costs of pitch hire, training venues, First Aid courses and playing kit/equipment.

The application window is now open and is due to close on Wednesday 30 May at 5pm.

STEP 1 – ELIGIBILITY

Who is eligible?

Clubs that operate with two or more male teams  (U17-U21, Open Age and Vets) and

  • ✓ Hold the FA’s Adult Charter Standard Award
  • ✓ Operate in a Charter Standard Development or Charter Standard Community Club or
  • ✓ Adult Clubs that commit to become FA Adult Charter Standard within season 2018/19

Only one application can be submitted per club.

Priority applications

The following clubs will be prioritised for a Retain the Game grant:

  • ✓ Clubs with three or more adult male teams
  • ✓ Clubs that have been in existence for 5-9 seasons
  • ✓ Clubs that have been in existence for 10 of more seasons
  • ✓ Clubs who operate in leagues employing Full Time

Who is not eligible?

  • ✘ Walking football
  • ✘ Futsal teams
  • ✘ Small sided football teams
  • ✘ University, College, and Armed Forces Intramural teams
  • ✘ New teams
  • ✘ Clubs who have received Grow the Game funding for an adult male team in the past two years
Retain the Game

What do I need to do if our club is not Charter Standard?

In order to apply for Retain the Game, non-Charter Standard clubs will need to demonstrate they are willing to commit and work towards Charter Standard status. This requires clubs to contact their County FA and initiate the process prior to submitting an application. Charter Standard status will need to have been achieved by January 2019 to receive any further funding in 2019.

County FA contact details.

Why is the FA promoting Adult Charter Standard?

The FA’s research has demonstrated that Adult Charter Standard clubs are more sustainable and attract additional teams, players and volunteers. If clubs maintain this status they also receive an annual benefits package from the FA.

STEP 2 – ABOUT THE GRANT

What can the money be spent on?

The grant is designed to cover core costs including:

  • Facility hire (match day or training venue)
  • £100 Voucher for Nike Kit/Equipment (including First Aid) – to be redeemed through our bespoke portal
  • First Aid course

Grant Payment

The grant of £750 will be awarded split across two years. The grant instalment will vary depending on the status of the club.

The breakdown of funding is shown in the table below:

Type of club Year 1 – 18/19 season Year 2 – 19/20 season
Adult Charter Standard, Development or Community £500 £250
Non- Charter Standard £250 £500

Claims

Year 1

Clubs will be paid their Year 1 instalment upfront once they have met all the grant pre-conditions and accepted the grant.

Year 2

To release Year 2 payment clubs must meet the following conditions:

  • Clubs will be asked to provide their receipts as evidence of the eligible expenditure for the 18/19 season (Year 1)
  • Payment will be based on the retention of male teams within the club.

Your club must retain the following:

Club size Retention rate
2 male teams 100%
3-5 male teams 80%
6-9 male teams 70%
10+ male teams 65%

The Year 2 funding will not be provided if the above retention rates are not met.

Please note

  • All receipts provided must be dated after the grant offer date.
  • The Football Foundation will not reimburse payments made prior to the grant offer.

 

Kit or equipment voucher

Retain the Game equipment

As part of the Retain the Game funding you are able to receive a £100 voucher towards kit or equipment packs (including first aid kit). Charter Standard clubs will be able to receive this voucher in the first year of the funding. Non-Charter Standard  clubs will be able to receive this in the second year of the funding, once they have achieved Charter Standard status.

(Please note the final equipment may differ from what is pictured.)

STEP 3 – HOW TO APPLY

Applications are made through Grantshot, the Football Foundation’s online application portal.

If you have a Grantshot account, please login to start your application. If you do not already have an account, visit Grantshot to create one.

Apply for a Retain the Game grant

Applicants will be notified if they have been successful, or not, by Tuesday 17 July.