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Women's Recreational Football Consultation
Middlesex FA are running a women's recreational football survey to try and gain some insight to the current provision and need for female recreational football across the county.
You, your club, coaches and parents could support us by completing the survey and passing it on to women in football as we would love to hear your thoughts. Everyone that completes the consultation survey will be entered into a prize draw, the grand prize is an England Shirt, whilst we also have the opportunity to win 10 Nike footballs.
April is a month to celebrate the contribution that players with a refugee background make to the game and also the role football can play in creating more welcoming communities.
Clubs and leagues can play their part in sharing content and learning how to become more inclusive for refugee communities, to find out how your club, league or organisation could get involved in running a session, or promoting this campaign please contact us.
Female Friendly Clubs Training
If you want to begin, develop or simply learn more about growing your clubs female football offering, this is your last chance to access the FA’s Female Friendly Clubs Training.
20th & 21st April - 7pm - 8.30pm
The workshop supports clubs looking to start or grow their female football offer.
FA Playmaker Support Workshops
Middlesex FA are looking to run workshops to support anyone with a disability in completing The FA Playmaker course, we hope to run these sessions once indoor restriction have been lifted.
Middlesex FA Flexileague
FINAL OPPORTUNITY to enter the Middlesex Flexileague in Harrow! The league offers fortnightly 11-a-side football on weekday evenings - perfect for those that aren’t able to commit to the traditional 11-a-side club football offer. Grab your friends, colleagues or fellow coaches, and enter a team.
100FC - Journey Into Coaching & Beyond
Panel event open to female coaches across London. Hear from Mollie & Rosie Kmita, Chloe Morgan, Hannah Duncan & Lucy Pearson on their stories into coaching and beyond.
Football Foundation Funding - Grass Pitch Maintenance & Small Grants
Funding is still available for clubs to access through the Football Foundation.
Be a #TRANSFOOTYALLY
What are you doing to make your club a more inclusive place for trans and non-binary people? Following on from The Football v Transphobia week of action (24 – 31st March 2021), we’re encouraging clubs to find out what they can do to support trans and non-binary people in football.
Under 18 Referee Armbands
Under 18 Referee armbands are to be issued to new Under 18 Referees again next season, with the importance of supporting young Referees through their first matches in football being stressed once again.
A small minority of our current Referee workforce have reported occasions where clubs haven’t taken any notice of the armband, potentially due to a lack of knowledge around its purpose.
This is another reminder that the armband is used to signify to parents, coaches and other spectators that the Referee is under the age of 18 and is still subject to FA Safeguarding legislation.
Please could you remind all coaches and parents of their responsibility to ensure these Referees are supported through their first years in football and beyond, these Referees are still children and should not face abuse especially from adults.
NEW Player Registration Portal
Get up to date the New, Quick, Slick Player Registration Portal with the FA’s Digital Adoption Team.
With the release of the new Player Registration Portal, the FA are offering Technology training dates throughout April for Club and League Officials.
In addition, check out the Knowledge Base for any issues or submit ideas on any of the FA’s Technology Eco-System.
As more dates become available, these will be shared through our Communication Channels.
Grassroots Football Awards
Nominate your Grassroots Heroes! The FA & McDonald's annual Grassroots Football Awards are back for another year, another year that has been affected by the ongoing pandemic. We want to hear about those volunteers, coaches, and people in your club and community that have helped you to continue, helped you prepare for the return and much more.
Who has gone above and beyond, who has shown the 'Spirit of Grassroots' throughout it all?
With 10 categories to nominate in, we want to hear from you, the people who are on the ground, seeing the amazing work that goes into running your club day in day out.
- Grassroots Coach of the Year (Adult Teams)
- Grassroots Coach of the Year (Youth Teams)
- Grounds Team of the Year
- Grassroots Club of the Year
- Grassroots League of the Year
- Grassroots Volunteer of the Year
- Rising Star of the Year
- The Spirit of Grassroots Football Award
- Grassroots Match Official of the Year
- Grassroots Project of the Year
Middlesex Monthly Review
We want to hear from you! Has your club achieved something, no matter how big or small. Has your club launched a new programme or session? Has your club simply received some great news or feedback?
Don't forget to tag us and share it on your social platforms! Each month we want to compile examples of the great work our clubs, leagues and volunteers do to keep players involved in the game, to make their environment safe and welcoming.
This will help us, as well as other clubs better each other so that we can all continue to push football in Middlesex forward.