The Cheshire FA have launched a new newsletter – sent via email – to “provide you with grassroots news and updates in Cheshire, links for upcoming courses of interest and to show off some of the fantastic work that is happening in Cheshire”.
The Grassroots Newsletter is packed with useful information, interesting news and a lot more besides. Here are highlights from the first issue which Cheadle & Gatley received this week.
New Cheshire FA Website
Take a tour of the new Cheshire FA website, designed to provide the maximum support with minimum fuss. You can find information about coaching, refereeing, running a club or league, volunteering and, of course, playing the beautiful game.
The new site has tours for each of these areas. Find out more here: http://www.cheshirefa.com/about/websites-guides/
FA’s New Plans
The Football Association have announced a raft of new plans for 2018. The new initiatives and investments are being introduced to have “a significant impact, both on the organisation itself, and for all of English football”.
This includes, particularly relevant to Cheadle & Gatley JFC, the following:
- Significantly increasing our investment into grassroots facilities by £9m per year. This money will support a range of new and existing facility programmes to meet the needs across grassroots clubs, County FAs, local authorities and education sites, including a new mini-pitch programme in primary schools and grassroots clubs up and down the country
- Increasing our investment in grassroots participation activities by nearly £6m per year
- Investing directly into the 20,000 grassroots affiliated clubs to ensure that each of the 64,000 mini-soccer and youth teams has a minimum of a Level One coach, providing our youngest players with the quality coaching they deserve
Grassroots Survey 2017
The results from the Cheshire FA’s 2017 Grassroots Survey are expected to be published VERY soon. Over 1,300 people took part – more than ever before – which may explain the slight delay (they were supposed to be published in February!) but we’re excited to read about it.
The 2016 survey resulted in a lot of good work being being done, which you can read all about here.
There’s loads more in the newsletter, including dates for training courses and other news from the Cheshire FA. You can read the full newsletter here.