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Football Foundation Lets Go 2023!
The Football Foundation is set to deliver support to grassroots sports, football clubs and organisations in a bigger way than ever before, ensuring support wherever you are in the country with a full range of funding opportunities.
If you’re looking for new goalposts, or floodlights to shine a light on your brilliant players, a grass pitch that can be used all year round, or a community space that will be welcoming to all, the Football Foundation has got you covered! In conjunction with the County FA network, we'll ensure equal facilities access for women and girls, 50% of funding will go into the 40% most deprived and inactive communities in England and by 2025 and 40% of investment will go to football rooted projects that support an additional sport e.g. rugby or basketball.
In addition the following funding options will be introduced throughout the year:
Energy Fund and Guidance (Spring 2023)
3G Pitch Replacement Loans (Autumn 2023)
Catering Units (Autumn 2023)
Community Asset Transfer
If you have any queries or need further support, please don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com. - contact your Facilities & Investment Officer Lawrence.firstname.lastname@example.org or follow the link below!
The Match Day Experience – 06/03/2023
Join us on Monday 6th March 2023 at Middlesex FA HQ, Rectory Park, Ruislip Road, Northolt, UB5 5FA as Debbie Barry (Regional PE Officer, The FA) delivers a face-to-face session on The Match Day Experience. This event will be a mixture of theory & practical utilising a Middlesex FA England Accredited club for the practical aspects of the session.
Questions this workshop will aim to answer:
- What does a positive match day experience look like from a point of view of coaching?
- How do we develop skilful players through our match day?
- How do we help parents and other adults to make match day much more positive for our players?
The FA Women’s Continental Tyres League Cup Final Tickets!
The FA Women’s Continental Tyres League Cup Final takes place on Sunday 5th March at Selhurst Park!
This is a brilliant opportunity for your club to watch the best talent in the league with Arsenal, Manchester City, Chelsea and West Ham United in the semi-finals, it is a rare chance to watch world-class stars battle it out for the trophy.
The finalists will be confirmed on the 9th February, but tickets are very limited so book soon to avoid disappointment.
All of the information on group and individual tickets is below.
Group ticket prices (purchasing 9+ tickets)
Adults Category (1/2) - £7.50/ £5
Under 18s - £2.50
Concessions (OAPs/students over 16) - £5
Individual non-group ticket prices
Adults Category (1/2) - £10/£15
Under 18s - £2.50
Concessions (OAPs/Students) - £5
How to book
Website - https://tickets.cpfc.co.uk/en-GB/categories/womens%20leaguecup
Call – 0333 360 1861
Weetabix Wildcats & Squad Girls Expression of Interest
Middlesex FA are inviting clubs and organisations across the County to express their interest in delivering the Weetabix Wildcats and Squad Girls programmes.
To express your interest in delivering one or both programmes, please complete the Expression of Interest form via the link below.
Equal Game Workshop to be Held in March
Middlesex FA is delighted to be hosting an Equal Game Workshop at Rectory Park on Monday 6th March 2023, to support clubs that don’t currently offer girls provision or those looking to increase provision within the club.
The workshop will include discussions around:
- Club identity and governance
There will also be the chance to hear from experts from other grassroots clubs and learn about how they have grown their women’s and girls’ provision.
Why Our Players Play – Monday 6th February 2023
Join Lee Brown (Coach Development Officer), Debbie Barry (Regional PE Officer), Chris Lowe (Regional PE Officer) and Nathan Baker (Coach Mentor D&I) on Monday 6th February 2023 (7.30pm start) as they share their expertise and insight on our live webinar, ‘Why Our Players Play.’
They will reflect on and discuss a variety of ways to support player development and how you can bring these ideas into your own environment. They will cover:
- Research and stories of why players play
- Relevant practice design to help players become more skilful and develop social skills
- The role of the coach and the impact this has on players
Coach Development Mailing List
As part of our Coach Development Offer for the 2022/23 season, we are committed to supporting our Coaches & Clubs to provide learning opportunities and resources that will support the development of more skilful players, more inspirational opportunities and develop more transformational coaches.
We will provide a range of events throughout the season in both a face to face and remote environment covering many different topics & themes provided by various expert speakers.
Be the first to find out about any Coach Development Event that we are hosting by signing up to our Coach Development Offer mailing list.
Behind the Lines - Ollie Grice-Hewitt
Want to have greater insight into the groundskeeping world? Sign up to the HIVE platform on the Football Foundation website. This platform is designed for groundskeepers, regardless of club, council or charity background, to share good practice and advice. Discover stories like that of Ollie Grice-Hewitt, who has gone from garden maintenance to Udinese Calcio in Serie A.
During January, Middlesex FA shared a letter with all Club Secretaries & Club Welfare Officers across the County. This letter was in relation to some concerning trends appearing since the start of the season, specifically the behaviour of club officials, players & spectators at matches across the grassroots games.