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
The FA's announcement of £260m into grassroots football over the next 4 years: is in fact what they spend already, plus another £15m a yr.
— David Conn (@david_conn) August 12, 2015