Graham Goddard

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Parents convicted of attack on teenage referee at junior football match

A mum and dad have been convicted of attacking a teenage referee at their son’s junior football game.<p>Mum Oksana Karaliova, 34, was sent off from the …

Club Ethos

Our club ethos is a written declaration that sets out how we want to run as a club. It’s simple and concise and can be understood by players, parents …

The Little Team

The YouTube film featuring a kids football team in Spain who can’t win a game, or even score a goal, but win hearts with their attitude.<p><i>This story</i> …

Downloads

Club Documents<p><b>Club Constitution 45 KB</b><p><b>Club Ethos and Coaching Philosophy 3 MB</b><p><b>Emergency Procedures Checklist 523 KB</b><p><b>Incident / Accident Report Form 40 KB</b><p>…

The Future Game grassroots guide

The Future Game grassroots guide is a three-part box-set outlining The FA’s Playing and Coaching Philosophy.<p>The box-set provides an insight into the …

FA Respect Programme

Respect is the collective responsibility of everyone involved in football to create a fair, safe and enjoyable environment in which the game can take …

Recommended Books

As coaches, parents and players, there is so much to discover about our sport and about coaching and the ways in which we learn. Below I’ve listed …

First Aid Kits

Here are details of the First Aid Kits issued to all teams for 2012/13 season.<p>If you need to replenish any of the items, please download and complete …

FA Youth Development Review

It’s time we let kids decide the way they should play<p>On the 28th May(2012), The FA formally ratified some of the recommendations of the Youth …

The Last Word: Premier bullies devise youth system bound to end in tears

The intruder, a foot soldier in football's dirty war, was discovered in a thicket of trees as an Under-14 match kicked off. He was marched out of the …

Plastic pitches: Conference vote against artificial surfaces

<b>Conference clubs have voted against a plan to permit the reintroduction of artificial surfaces.</b><p>They pitches were outlawed from English professional football in 1995 after four clubs - QPR, Luton Town, Oldham Athletic and Preston North End - tried them during the 1980s.<p>But the issue now has been …

Queens Park Rangers FC

Council football pitches abhorrent, says FA

<b>Council-run football pitches used by thousands of amateur teams each week are in an "abhorrent state", the Football Association has told the BBC.</b><p>The future of the game is under threat unless there is a move from grass to artificial pitches, the FA told Radio 5 live's Victoria Derbyshire …

Soccer

The Last Word: This is what Greg Dyke should do

Listen carefully and it is possible to hear football’s tectonic plates shifting. The word is that Greg Dyke’s much-derided Football Association …

Swansea: The latest news, sport, what's on and business from Swansea and Gower

Welcome to <b>SwanseaOnline</b> - your home for the best news, sports and what's on coverage from Swansea. You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter …

Parenting News, View and Advice, from Pregnancy to Teens | HuffPost UK

News<p>Matthew Reed Chief Executive of The Children’s Society<p>Farrah Rosier Bereaved, student, millennial, single mother of two.<p>Sara Meredith Writer, …

Gary Lineker: pushy parents need to learn to stay quiet

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.<p>The former England striker described the behaviour of competitive mothers and fathers as "utterly …

Hysterical parents 'set a bad example on the sports field'

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<p>Competitive parents are taking the joy out of sport by “hysterically” yelling at their young children from the touchline, a …

Overzealous touchline parents will be arrested for violence at children's football matches

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<p>Watching your child score the winning goal only then to be denied glory by a referee can be a crushing blow for children and …