2019/20 FA Grassroots Football Officially Open
The Football Association has today announced its annual survey for participants in Herefordshire to provide feedback on the grassroots football provision in the local area.
Players, coaches, parents, supporters, volunteers, referees, club and league officials across Herefordshire now have the opportunity to highlight areas where they require support, suggest areas for improvement and outline the impact of particular campaigns or schemes.
Since the online survey was originally launched, the responses of more than 100,000 grassroots participants have helped to inform the decision making and allocation of resources by The FA and respective County FAs. Results from the 2018/19 edition identified five key areas – both on and off the pitch – where a renewed focus is required:
- Identify the resources and tools that clubs need the most support with
- Foster the right experience for participants at this level of the game
- Encourage young people to stay active in different roles across the game
- Ensure the RESPECT campaign has a positive impact on all participants
- Adapt to the changing nature of modern grassroots football
Last Season you told us that you wanted more regular contact from your county FA so this season staff and volunteers from Herefordshire FA are already taking action to ensure this is delivered upon. We are organising events spread across the county such as the Club Development Roadshow to get out and meet more of your club volunteers as well as visiting clubs on training and matchdays. This season we will also be launching our club development visits; a chance for you and your club to receive a visit from our staff and discuss the potential options available to develop your club.
Darren Lawrence, Interim CEO of Herefordshire FA said: “This is your chance to let us know which areas of the local game you want to see improved or addressed. We are eager to hear from every football participant in the county whether you play, watch, coach, referee or take down the nets! If there is something you want to see changed then let us know; your responses will shape the future of football in Herefordshire”
Visit TheFA.com/HaveYourSay to take part in the 2019/20 Grassroots Football Survey.