It is Sunday afternoon on a windswept sports field in the depths of south-east London, and the quarter-final of the London under-13 youth cup is under way. There are 30 or 40 family and friends gathered
Conference clubs have voted against a plan to permit the reintroduction of artificial surfaces. They pitches were outlawed from English professional football in 1995 after four clubs - QPR, Luton Town,
Council-run football pitches used by thousands of amateur teams each week are in an "abhorrent state", the Football Association has told the BBC. The future of the game is under threat unless there is
Steve Geoghegan is one of almost 100,000 people to have walked away from grassroots football since April 2012. His reason is hopefully unique. "I ran on to a pitch to stop an assault on one of my players,"
Gary Lineker has condemned Britain's culture of pushy parents, claiming that aspiring footballing superstars would be more likely to succeed if they came under less pressure from their family. The former
The headmaster of a leading prep school tells “hysterical” parents how to behave on the sporting touchline, including being polite to the referee and applauding both teams Competitive parents are taking
Helen Grant, the sports minister, warns overzealous 'touchline parents' they face being arrested if their support for their children at football matches gets out of control Watching your child score the