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Local And National Provision For Football

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  • Submitted: 26/08/2005
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AS and A Level Contemporary Studies

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Local And National Provision For Football

The game of Football was first organised in England in the 1800s and is now the most popular sport around the world. The World Cup is held every four years and is the most-watched sports event today. Around 70 thousand boys play football, for either a school or club team, at each age level between the age ranges of Under 11 to Under 16, and over 500 thousand play between the ages of nine to 16. Only 0.6% of those five hundred thousand young footballers register in football academies, and a further 1.2% in centres of excellence. I am one of many who play football and I am going to find out what the associations are doing for grassroots locally and nationally.

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There are many football pitches in Maidstone (2*) however it was slightly disappointing that I could not find any floodlit pitches. There are also only 3 astro turfs in South park, Southward and Sutton Vallence (3*). I could also find many reduced football pitches for youngsters under 11.(4*) The KCC has made a deal with Charlton Athletic to bring their award winning football

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