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Grassroots development There are many schemes run by the National Governing Body for football in Great Britain. 90 clubs in England were granted official

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Local and National Provision Brief History Football is the national sport for Britain. It is played at all levels from amateur to semi pro to professional. In the past it has been a mainly male dominated sport with very few women's teams and less importance being put on female football in schools. Grassroots development There are many schemes run by the National Governing Body for football in Great Britain. 90 clubs in England were granted official FA Community Club awards, a certificate that will help English amateur football for years to come. These certificates of excellence show those nominated football clubs are run safely and well. The FA's partners, McDonalds, are currently helping to recruit an extra 8,000 coaches to ensure that clubs across all of Great Britain are organised properly at all levels. The County Youth Cup, originally known as the County Minor Championship, was launched in 1944-45 by FA to provide football for the best young players who have not signed up with professional clubs. Nowadays, any player under written contract, including Trainee/Scholarship players, or those registered at Academies or Centres of Excellence are not eligible to compete in the competition. Players under the age of 18, at school or playing in leagues affiliated to County Football Associations, are eligible. ...read more.

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When they were young they were kicking a football around when they should have been studying. Many face financial ruin. Additional agencies and bodies There are many additional agencies that help to ensure the smooth running of football clubs all over the country: Organisations such as the St Johns ambulance service are at every Sutton United game. UNICEF has teamed up with non-governmental organizations, private businesses, government agencies and football superstars to establish educational and recreational programs around the world that involve football. The global appeal of football is a tool for engaging young people in a positive future. TWS Associates Ltd is a specialist consumer marketing agency with over 20 years experience in football focussed campaigns, supporter research and relations. The government also specifies that all people working with children are child protection officers. This helps to keep all participants free from any harm. Provision for female competitors It can be clearly seen that there are many local football teams for men, however there are much fewer for women. This is also the case at professional level in the UK. There are now no full-time professional women's clubs. This is in contrast to women in football in the USA. The women have their own professional league with there seeming more interest in the women's game than in the men's. ...read more.

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Finally the goalkeeper may kick or throw the ball back into play after taking a maximum of four steps. The ball must be outside the goal area before it can be returned to the goalkeeper. 5 a-side * Every Football match is played between two teams with four blind athletes and one sighted or visually impaired goalkeeper on the field as well as five substitutes. Additionally, each team has a guide behind the opponent's goal to direct the players when they shoot. Evaluation In conclusion it can be seen that although football is widely played throughout the British Isles there could be improvements made to accommodate disabled athletes. It can also be seen that women's football is not seen as very important in this country compared to in other countries. If the FA want women's football to be as popular as men's football many attitudes need to change and more youth programmes need to be aimed at young women. This needs to start at school where good female footballers need to be encouraged to continue their football development. Sponsorship and money is a major part of football. The top clubs in the country can easily find sponsors and kit suppliers, while small clubs struggle to cope financially. This could be remedied by extra funds from the government to improve facilities. Many clubs already ask for money to pay for the upkeep of their club and ?? ?? ?? ?? David Hill ...read more.

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