Sport & Connected Communities

FA announces new strategy for grassroots football

The Football Association announced today that it will invest around £260 million in grassroots football over the next four years. Speaking at the announcement, the FA’s chief executive Martin Glenn said: “There are challenges facing grassroots football both in terms of facilities and coaching. Today we have set out how we will tackle the challenges head-on.

“We have identified four key areas in which we have committed to investing £260 million over the next four years – facilities, coaching, participation and developing the football workforce. Our goals are ambitious, but achievable.”


However,  the Guardian’s sports journalist, David Conn argued that very little of this was new money