• 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 For Football Football is the nations most popular sport, with over 13 million of the nation participating regularly. I am of one these statistics; I have played since I was eight playing for clubs such as Gillingham, Charlton and Fulham participating in such prestigious tournaments as the world youth club and Manchester United world skills final. Billions of pounds are pumped into the beautiful game every year making it the most funded team sort in England. Money comes not only from television rights but also from the National Lottery and Mc Donald's amongst others. Grassroots Football: I have a great deal of praise for grass roots as it got me where I am today. Football is started nowadays at a very early age in a majority of schools as a recreational activity for young children. Grass roots development is absolutely essential to introducing the young into the sport of football this can be within schools or local clubs. At school the national Curriculum demands children to participate in sport, many schools opt to play football due to a great interest, because it is easy to set-up it is a safe environment and also because it is cheap (all you need is a ball and something representing a goal) ...read more.

Middle

Upon Success county level can lead onto Schoolboy representation but usually you would be at a professional club by now should you be this good. This is due to the fact County football is of a considerable less standard then that of a professional club. Once contracted at a club you hope to keep developing until it comes to the stage you are regularly representing the first team in one of the country's top leagues. Finally with a few good seasons you could very well find yourself in the national senior team. The flow diagram (on the last page) should make it easier too understand. Male of Female preference? Women's football 20 years ago was not as popular as it is today, 10 years ago it was frowned upon(mainly by men as they saw it as their sport after all they didn't want to play netball) but recently it has slowly developed, following g success in the states. In 1990 there were only 20 teams in the southeastern counties league now there is over 200 clubs all over the country. But in comparison to the 50,000+ men's teams it is quite clearly not yet an equal sport despite a significant number of women's' football clubs in the UK. ...read more.

Conclusion

While doing research for this project I found out about Narco. They provide opportunities for young people living in disadvantaged areas to get involved in recreational activities. Their projects recruit and train adult volunteers from the local community (over half of whom are unemployed or unwaged) to take a leading role in organising and running activities. This community-led provision has been shown to be an effective way of addressing disaffection and empowering young people, increasing the skills and confidence of adult volunteers, and strengthening good community relations. Conclusion Provision for football in my area is excellent (especially being in a rather rugby dominated society) this is due to the fact that so much money can be made out of the football industry. It is also good thanks to the agencies mentioned above and the fact that it's the most popular sport in Britain. Provision in schools is also excellent due to being cost effective and simple. Grassroots football of course is well funded due to the fact that simply it will be producing England's future stars. Woman's and Disabled football however is still very much a minority but is continually getting better. In conclusion football is a strong as ever with it's highest ever number of participants ever combine this with the superb funding and I'll think you'll agree that local and national provision of football is forever growing and getting better. ...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. Sport and society

    date information on their favourite teams, Cricket is a good example as people took a huge interest in the game during the Ashes series and was able to boost the popularity of the sport, and it was described as the 'Ashes Fever'.

  2. UNIT 13 : PRINCIPLES OF COACHING

    Simple things apply to coaches conducting themselves professionally. A coach should always arrive early and allow sufficient time to set up and he/she should be fully prepared for each session.

  1. Practical Team Assignment 1

    * I used turns using inside and outside of the foot, knees bend, change of direction, and flat back. * I used dribbling skill using lasses and inside of your foot, lean forward, flat back, and knees bend. * I used tackling using sliding, inside of the foot, bend knees, flat back.

  2. Local and National Provision for Rugby Union - Dorset

    There are a number of funding schemes both for capital and revenue projects and their criteria and application process can often be confusing. In general there are capital awards available for clubs through the Community Capital Projects Fund (for larger schemes)

  1. About Netball

    the point of the infringement (as currently being done by the Australian national squad - to boos from the crowd when done by the shooter inside the circle, so a first-hand account reports to me) or anywhere behind such a line.

  2. Investigating the nature of thesports industry

    In more recent times, the security that follows large scale events such as the world cup has seen many new security features, to irradiate football hooliganism and terrorist threats. Since the atrocities of September 11th 2001, security has never been higher.

  1. Describe the Legal and Welfare Requirements When Working With Children.

    line so that young footballers have direct access to expert help and advice. This will be run in conjunction with moves by The F.A.'s full-time child protection officer to introduce best practice in reporting and dealing with allegations of all forms of abuse.

  2. Physiological effects of the environment on the athlete

    Heat Exhaustion This is more serious than heat cramps. It occurs primarily because of dehydration and the loss of important minerals. In order to lose body heat, the surface blood vessels and capillaries dilate to cool the blood. However, when the body is dehydrated during heat exhaustion, these dilated blood vessels constrict and significantly reduce heat loss.

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