• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Local and National Provision for football.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Local and National Provision Introduction In this investigation I will charter the progress of a talented performer, throughout the said performers career, allowing me to analyse the development of the performer from grass roots to area, county, regional and international level. I will also take into account appropriate provisions and programmed opportunities for both genders and performers with disabilities. At grass roots level the most significant contributor to the access a young performer has to sport is school and this is no different in football. 'Grass-roots' football in the United Kingdom is the responsibility of the 43 County Football Associations. These are independent bodies, which are affiliated to the Football Association, and are responsible for all aspects of the game at local level. One of the key tasks undertaken by County Football Associations is the affiliation of local competitions and leagues, registering players to clubs and the organisation of match officials and the administration of discipline. ...read more.

Middle

When researching football provision for women performers it is clear that this is inadequate. A survey was undertaken by the Football association in order to determine the state of this provision within the UK. The survey has revealed a lack of changing facilities, particularly for female footballers. Of the 21,067 sites, only 7% had dedicated female changing provision. The best areas for women and girls football provision are Guernsey, Herefordshire, Isle of Man, Jersey, Northamptonshire, and Wiltshire. The worst areas for women and girls football provision are Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, West Riding, Worcestershire. There are already a significant number of womens' football clubs in the UK. This number is increasing every day through publicity generated by films such as 'Bend it like Beckham'. However, this increase in popularity amongst girls and women is not being fully capitalised upon as women are not given the same opportunity to play football at school as boys. Also, the media coverage of womens' football is almost entirely non-existent and women professional footballers' pay is on a huge disparity with that of men. ...read more.

Conclusion

However the search for talent in the UK has and is still too much of a hit and miss affair despite the ever increasing opportunities and provision being made available. It is the development of players, which lets the provision down, as not enough players get through to the academy systems or centres of excellence as needed to build up the success of football internationally. There are however teams which show that young players can be brought through, like Manchester United (Beckham, Scholes, Neville G & P, etc), while others like Chelsea bring their talent in from abroad hoping for success. The diagram below is an overview of elite development in association football. Local Club Local School Centre of Excellence Area/district YTS County Level Youth Leagues Regional level Elite Performer National Selection Professional Career I feel that, as a country more players need to be brought through the ranks of football, either through academies, or by scouts signing them up to professional clubs where their talent can be nurtured through to playing professionally. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Contemporary Studies section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Contemporary Studies essays

  1. Coaches always give performers opportunities to develop their range of skills. Sir Alex and ...

    He or she must be able to assess a situation and try and identify appropriate solutions to the problem. One way that both coaches have a basic background of sports science knowledge is that they tell their players to warm down after matches and training sessions to de-crease the chances

  2. National Study. To examine the support and provision for football in England, I ...

    If there is an indication of increased sports potential, then they will be in the 'selection' phase. Phase Three: (Development Stage) - Young athletes who have been identified as talented, and selected for a particular sport via testing, will be invited to participate in a talented athlete programme - the 'development' phase.

  1. local and national provision assignment

    no local clubs to go to so players must go to hockey tournament which usually also holds zone hockey as another activity.

  2. Local and National Provision for Rugby Union - Dorset

    schemes, however it is reliant upon clubs providing partnership funding in support and by way of a financial contribution and commitment to a project. It is extremely unlikely that the Sport England (see appendix 1 ii) ) Lottery Panel would provide a 100% funding towards any scheme.

  1. Local and national provision

    Other two school in Wandsworth where young children can learn dance are Chesterton Primary School and Belleville Primary School. When young children want achieve big result in dance.......................... In the next stage in a dance career when children carry on to learning dance in secondary school.

  2. local and national provision for boxing

    12 20 Schools 3 Total 3977 4519 8496 619 1717 815 About the ABAE Amateur Boxing Association of England Ltd (ABAE) is the sport's national governing body. It also represents England as a member of the Amateur International Boxing Association (AIBA)

  1. Report consisting of local, regional and national teams in football and rugby league. ...

    in match day programs - �1,000 per season Full page adverts in match day programs - �2,000 per season Player sponsors - �300 Webpage advertisement - �300 per month (�3,600) per year Match day sponsor - �1200 for 16 guests Match ball sponsor - �160 Tranmere can expect to make

  2. Local National Provision

    A local newspaper that is called the Medway News sponsors the league and this provides coverage on results and match reports. When performing at a certain level players will asked to play for the school football team, once in the team schools are entered into a League and cups and

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work