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Breaking!!! FA Announce new plans for 2018

A series of new initiatives and investments to impact the whole of English football, please see FA announcement below;

We have today announced a series of new initiatives and investments which will have a significant impact, both on the FA itself, and for all of English football.
The announcements include a range of measures aimed at improving the culture of the organisation and considerable new investment into every level of the game. These include:-
Quality pitches and changing facilities remain our biggest challenge in the grassroots game. This money will allow us to accelerate our efforts to deliver more and better football facilities for the grassroots game. In partnership with Sport England and the Premier League, this increased investment will support a range of new and existing facility programmes to meet the needs across grassroots clubs, County FAs, local authorities and education sites.
One such new initiative includes a mini-pitch programme which will be piloted in 2018, and if successful it will be rolled out across primary schools and grassroots clubs up and down the country.
Such new initiatives will complement existing programmes such as the Parklife community hub scheme which has been successfully rolled out in Sheffield, with further hubs to follow in Liverpool, London and a further 15 other cities and towns in England. The £9m is in addition to the £20m a year already invested by us into football facilities, all delivered through the Football Foundation and will, alongside the investment of our partners, help to ensure that by 2024 over 80 per cent of all football will be played on quality football pitches.
There are 64,000 mini-soccer and youth football teams. The youth game is thriving, witnessing a seven per cent year-on-year increase in team numbers. We want the first experience of football for all those children to be the best it can be. In order that they can enjoy and learn their football in a safe and fun environment, and also improve the standard of football being played, we are investing to ensure every one of those teams has a Level One qualified coach. We will make funds available to clubs to get their volunteers onto the coaching pathway and improve the standards of their mini-soccer and youth offering.
The largest community clubs are the most sustainable and deliver the most development outcomes in terms of the number and diversity of the teams they run. For the first time, we will invest directly in 150 of the biggest clubs to support this vital community development work.

Clubs will be invited to put themselves forward to enter the programme, which will offer a range of support from business capacity building and direct facility investment. Each club hub will be supported to recruit/retain a UEFA B coach to not only work across its own teams but act as a coach mentor across grassroots clubs in its region. The UEFA B Licence is a coaching licence one level below the UEFA A Licence. As of November 2017, there are currently 11,095 UEFA B coaches in England.

We will increase our investment in the women’s game. Over the next six seasons, an additional £50m will be invested into women and girl’s football taking the total investment from the 2018-19 season onwards to £114m.

We believe that no-one in the world is matching this level of investment. It will go into every level of the women’s and girl’s game from school programmes and SSE Wildcats centres, the initiative to encourage girls aged 5-11 to play football, through to investment into the Women’s Super League clubs and development of regional high performance centres to feed the talent pathway to the Lionesses.

The announcement also includes a range of substantial new strategic investments in the game which will be made from the 2018-19 season.

This will total around £180m per year going directly back into football, which is up from £123m in the previous year, representing a 46 per cent increase.

We are a not-for-profit organisation that is now able to make this new investment due to increased revenue from the sale of the Emirates FA Cup and England broadcast deals, a new long-term partnership with Nike and the consequence of the corporate re-structure in 2015 which has enabled The FA to operate more efficiently.

The FA;

The new investments include:-

• More than double the Emirates FA Cup prize fund from the 2018-19 season. This will benefit all participating clubs at every stage of the competition.

• Pay off the Wembley National Stadium debt. This will be done by the end of 2024, ensuring we can remove the burden of debt repayment from then on. At present repayment rates, this means £2-3m saved every year after 2024 and invested back into the game.

• Significantly increasing our investment into grassroots facilities by £9m per year. This money will support a range of new and existing facility programmes to meet the needs across grassroots clubs, County FAs, local authorities and education sites, including a new mini-pitch programme in primary schools and grassroots clubs up and down the country.

• Increasing our investment in grassroots participation activities by nearly £6m per year.

• Investing directly into the 20,000 grassroots affiliated clubs to ensure that each of the 64,000 mini-soccer and youth teams has a minimum of a Level One coach, to provide our youngest players with the quality coaching they deserve.

• The establishment of a new Community Club Hub network. Over 150 large-scale clubs across England will receive direct investment and resource support to deliver development outcomes. Each Hub will also have a subsidised UEFA B Coach mentor to work across their club and wider community.

• A new volunteer strategy to invest directly in succession planning and training across the leagues and clubs network. This will include a reward and recognition element.

• Establishment of a recreational growth fund to support recreational football including small sided, Futsal and walking football.

• Sustain and enhance the disability growth fund to support growth in disability football.

• Increasing our investment in the women and girl’s game by an additional £50m over six years to ensure the sustainability of successful initiatives such as the SSE Wildcats programme, which will see 3,200 new Wildcats centres by 2020, and also ensuring the Women’s Super League gets the support it requires as it grows. This is all part of our commitment to double participation in women’s football and to ensure consistent success on the world stage.

Martin Glenn, FA chief executive officer, said: “The initiatives and investments announced today will make a significant impact to the way football is run in this country.

“They illustrate both how committed The FA is to becoming a more inclusive and diverse organisation, and how much it contributes to English football.

“The FA will now invest over £180m a year back into the game, more than we have ever done before, which will have a positive and meaningful impact at every level of football in England.”

Cwmbran Town AFC Festival

Tournament Name: Cwmbran Town AFC Festival
Tournament Date: 09/07/2017
Tournament Organiser: Mark Williams
Tournament Web Address: www.cwmbrantownafc.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
Entry Fee per team: £25-£35
Tournament Email Address: mkwsparky@hotmail.com
Address 1: Penylan Fields
Address 2: Cord Eva
Town: Cwmbran
Post Code: NP446UA
Tournament Information: Sunday 9th July
U6s, u7s, u8s
Saturday 15th July
U9s u10s u11s
Sunday 16th July
U12s and u13s

Ages 6s to 11s will get a trophy
12s and 13s will be a tournament only winners and runners up will get trophies

There will be BBQ, bouncy castle, ice cream can, sweat stalks.

Parking provided at a local school.

Hope to see you on the day

Belmont Abbey Festival of Footvall

Tournament Name: Belmont Abbey Festival of Footvall
Tournament Date: 08/07/2017
Tournament Organiser: Gareth Cottrell
Tournament Web Address: http://torosfc.co.uk/toros-fc-festival-of-football-letter-2017/
Team Age Groups: Under 7’s, Under 8’s, Under 9’s, Under 10’s, Under 14’s
Entry Fee per team: £28
Tournament Email Address: neilminett@gmail.com
Address 1: Toros FC
Address 2: Belmont Abbey, Ruckhall Lane
Town: Hereford
Post Code: HR2 9RZ
Tournament Image: IMG_7751_3bsiv2.JPG
Tournament Information: Start times 9.30am and 2pm depending on age group. Please refer to our facebook page or contact us for more details.

Lots to do on the day with stalls, entertainment & good food!

Stotfold juniors tournament

Tournament Name:
Stotfold juniors tournament


Tournament Organiser:
Gary hoy


Tournament Web Address:
Stotfold juniors fc


Age:
U7-u13


Entry Fee:
£30


Tournament Email Address:
garyjohnhoy@hotmail.com


Tournament Address:
Stotfold fc

Roker park

Stotfold

Sg5 4an


Tournament Information:
We are pleased to announce the Stotfold Junior Football Club Summer Tournament will be held on the fri 7th, sat 8th and sun 9th July 2017. It’s being hosted on Stotfold Football Club’s pitch at Roker Park, The Green, Stotfold, SG5 4AN.

This is a good opportunity for the players to play within a stadium environment, the pitch and venue is often used for Cup Finals. This is our fifth year running this event and every year it has been a huge success with some fantastic feedback. Last year we had age groups filled within a few days and nearly all had a waiting list so please dont delay with booking your place For the non-competitive age groups each player will receive a medal.

Competitive tournament winners/finalists will recieve a trophy each player ,winners also a cup for the team Start times Fri U12 6-30pm Sat U7 9am,U9 11-30am ,U11 3pm, U13 6-30pm Sun U8 9am , U10 12 noon The U12 and 13 tournaments will be played under floodlit conditions which has been a great success in previous years. As you can imagine it’s very popular and a special experience for the players We are offering a very competitive entrance fee to encourage as many teams to take part as possible, plus a further discount if we receive your team’s entry before 1st May This tournament provides an excellent opportunity for your players to continue playing football during the summer and for you to also look at potential new players. The application form is attached and to be returned to myself with your payment.

Please ensure your Affiliation Number is provided, and if you’re booking more than 1 place, please specify a name/colour for each team.

Any queries or questions please feel free to contact me on 07792 252111. Please don’t delay in booking your place as we don’t want to disappoint anyone. T

o secure your place quickly, it’s best to submit a bank transfer, and specify your team name as a reference. Account Number 03936716 / Sort Code 20-41-12. Once your entry has been received with payment, a confirmation email and text message will be sent to confirm your place. In June we will email you with final details of the day. Thanks, Gary Hoy Event organiser

Position:


Other:
Event organiser


Name:
Gary hoy


Email:
garyjohnhoy@hotmail.com

Stanley United Juniors 2017 Annual Gala (Day 2)

Tournament Name: Stanley United Juniors 2017 Annual Gala (Day 2)
Tournament Date: 02/07/2017
Tournament Organiser: Siobhan Chivers
Tournament Web Address: https://www.clubwebsite.co.uk/stanleyunitedjuniors/329673/News/view/938952
Team Age Groups: Under 8’s, Under 10’s
Entry Fee per team: £25
Tournament Email Address: stanleyunitedjrs@hotmail.com
Address 1: Stanley Rodillion Rugby Club
Address 2: Lee Moor Road
Town: Wakefield
Post Code: WF3 4EF
Tournament Information: “Stanley United would like to invite your team/club to attend our 2017 Annual Football Gala. The event will take place on Saturday and Sunday of the 1st and 2nd of July, at Stanley Rodillion Rugby Club. The facilities at Rodillions are fantastic, which also includes on site secure parking at only £3 per car including a gala programme.

Following on from our highly successful gala last year, we plan to make this year bigger and better. As well as creating an excellent environment for fun competitive football, there will be other activities to take part in on the day. There will also be hot and cold food/drinks served through out the day.

Venue – Stanley Rodillion Rugby Club, Manley Park, Lee Moor Road, Stanley, Wakefield, WF3 4EF.

Age Groups (based on 2015/16 season)

If you have any questions about the gala or wish to know more about the day, then don’t hesitate to contact Siobhan Chivers Club Secretary on 07468305394 or via email stanleyunitedjrs@hotmail.com to discuss further.

Further details on our websitehttps://www.clubwebsite.co.uk/stanleyunitedjuniors/329673/News/view/938952

HHTYFC Chiswick Brooks Tournament 2017

Tournament Name:
HHTYFC Chiswick Brooks Tournament 2017


Tournament Organiser:
Eleri Russell


Tournament Web Address:
Www.hemelfc.com


Age:
U7 – u15


Entry Fee:
£35


Tournament Email Address:
hemel7s2013@gmail.com


Tournament Address:
JFK School

Hollybush Lane

Hemel Hempstead

HP1 2PH


Tournament Information:

Position:
Club Secretary


Other:


Name:
Mark Russell


Email:
secretaryboys.hhtyfc@gmail.com

Stanley United Juniors 2017 Annual Gala (Day 1)

Tournament Name: Stanley United Juniors 2017 Annual Gala (Day 1)
Tournament Date: 01/07/2017
Tournament Organiser: Siobhan Chivers
Tournament Web Address: https://www.clubwebsite.co.uk/stanleyunitedjuniors/329673/News/view/938952
Team Age Groups: Under 7’s, Under 9’s, Under 12’s
Entry Fee per team: £25
Tournament Email Address: stanleyunitedjrs@hotmail.com
Address 1: Stanley Rodillion Rugby Club
Address 2: Lee Moor Road
Town: Wakefield
Post Code: WF3 4EF
Tournament Information: Stanley United would like to invite your team/club to attend our 2017 Annual Football Gala. The event will take place on Saturday and Sunday of the 1st and 2nd of July, at Stanley Rodillion Rugby Club. The facilities at Rodillions are fantastic, which also includes on site secure parking at only £3 per car including a gala programme.

Following on from our highly successful gala last year, we plan to make this year bigger and better. As well as creating an excellent environment for fun competitive football, there will be other activities to take part in on the day. There will also be hot and cold food/drinks served through out the day.

Venue – Stanley Rodillion Rugby Club, Manley Park, Lee Moor Road, Stanley, Wakefield, WF3 4EF.

Age Groups (based on 2015/16 season)

If you have any questions about the gala or wish to know more about the day, then don’t hesitate to contact Siobhan Chivers Club Secretary on 07468305394 or via email stanleyunitedjrs@hotmail.com to discuss further.

Scot FC

Tournament Name: Scot FC
Tournament Date: 01/07/2017
Tournament Organiser: Scott Sanderson
Tournament Web Address: www.scotyouth.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: £30.00
Tournament Email Address: sarni72@aol.com
Address 1: Scot Sports & Social Club
Address 2: Selbourne Avenue, Bletchley
Town: Milton Keynes
Post Code: MK3 5BX
Tournament Image: Scot FC_ke11k0.jpg
Tournament Information: Scot FC would like to invite you and your team to take part in their 2017 Summer
Tournament being held on 1st and 2nd July at the SCOT SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUB,
SELBOURNE AVENUE, BLETCHLEY, MILTON KEYNES, MK3 5BX

The following age groups are included:-
Saturday 1st July: U7 / U9 / U11 / U13 / U15
Sunday 2nd July: U8 / U10 / U12 / U14 / U16
Each team will consist of 10 players, 4 (5 for U7/U8) of which will be roll on roll off
substitutes, in all age groups (except U7/U8’s who are 5-aside) and the restriction on the
number of guest players i.e. those who were not signed to your club for the current season,
remains at 2 players per squad. In-line with F.A. guidelines, the U7 and U8 age groups will
be non-competitive, but every player will receive a commemorative medal. All other age
groups will have quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals, as appropriate. There will be both a
Cup and Plate competition for these age groups.
The entry fee is £30.00 for the 1st team and £20.00 per team thereafter. Please make
cheques payable to Scot FC and send to the address shown at the bottom of the attached
application form. Please be aware that cheques will be cashed upon receipt.
As with last year, we are expecting a high level of interest so tournament places will be
available on a ‘first come first served’ basis. Therefore, please book early to reserve your
team’s place and avoid disappointment.
The tournament has been organised to ensure it is a great day out for all the family – with
bouncy castles, barbecue, competitions and much more. So what are you waiting for?
We look forward to welcoming your players, officials, supporters and parents to Scot FC in
July for what promises to be a fabulous time.
If you require any further information, please contact Steve Essam on 07889 424801.
We look forward to hearing from you soon.
PLEASE NOTE THAT IF THE TOURNAMENT IS ABANDONED BECAUSE OF BAD
WEATHER, NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN.

New Tupton Ivanhoe Summer Festival Of Football U11s

Tournament Name:
New Tupton Ivanhoe Summer Festival Of Football


Tournament Organiser:
New Tupton under 11s


Tournament Web Address:


Age:
Under 11s


Entry Fee:
£25.00


Tournament Email Address:
davehoult.vfol@btopenworld.com


Tournament Address:
Tupton RUFC

North side,Tupton

Chesterfield

S426BW


Tournament Information:
Saturday June 24th 10.00 am ko 9 v 9 2017/18 age groups Medals for all players Max 14 players No off side Please get in touch for full tournament paperwork

Position:
Club Secretary


Other:
Under 10s manager


Name:
Dave Hoult


Email:
davehoult.vfol@btopenworld.com

Newark Town Fc Summer Tournament

Tournament Name:
Summer Tournament


Tournament Organiser:
Newark Town Fc


Tournament Web Address:
www.newarktownfc.com


Age:
U7,U8,U9,U10,U11,U12,U14,U15


Entry Fee:
£25 per team


Tournament Email Address:
www.newarktown.com


Tournament Address:
Devon Park

Off Valley Prosoect

Newark

NG24 4QN


Tournament Information:
This is our 4th summer tournament, last year we had teams from Peterborough, Sheffield, Doncaster as well as local and surrounding areas. It’s always been a fun filled event with lots going on as well as the football.

Position:
Coach


Other:


Name:
Craig Mountney


Email:
craig_mountney@yahoo.co.uk

Towcester Town tournament

Tournament Name:
Towcester Town tournament


Tournament Organiser:
Mark Lloyd


Tournament Web Address:
http://www.towcestertownfc.co.uk/


Age:
U6-U18


Entry Fee:
£30


Tournament Email Address:
mark.lloyd68@outlook.com


Tournament Address:
Recreation Ground

Towcester

Northants

NN12 6AU


Tournament Information:
This is a 6-a-side tournament which will bring together teams from across Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, held on 10-11 June. For more information see the website or email mark.lloyd68@outlook.com

Position:
Coach


Other:


Name:
Mark Lloyd


Email:
mark.lloyd68@outlook.com

ALTRINCHAM JFC GIRLS

Tournament Name: ALTRINCHAM JFC GIRLS
Tournament Date: 10/06/2017
Tournament Organiser: RACHEL DAVIES
Tournament Web Address: https://www.clubwebsite.co.uk/altrinchamjfcgirls/Home
Team Age Groups: 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: Altygirlsjfc@hotmail.com
Address 1: Mersey Valley fc
Address 2: Banky lane
Town: Sale
Post Code: M33 6PG
Tournament Information: 2 nd year we have run this tournament with 60 team involved in several age groups and from across the Country nothing serious its all about fun and enjoyment.
Parking available on the day at a cost of £1 per vehicle.
Food and Drink available
Bouncy Castles
Tombola
Ice cream Seller
Photographer
Plus much more.