Results revealed after FA’s largest-ever grassroots survey

The FA has released data from the largest survey ever undertaken into grassroots football.

More than 28,750 players, coaches, referees, staff and volunteers responded to the online poll during October.

And results show that their commitment to supporting the national game is steadfast – with more than three-quarters of respondents indicating that they plan to maintain or increase their involvement next season.

Read more on the FA’s website.

Participants: 28,757
52% believe football is best value-for-money sport
25% would play more if there were better facilities
£260m to be invested by The FA into grassroots football
150 new ‘Parklife’ hubs to be set up in 30 cities
County Coaches introduced to improve and support grassroots coaching
Grassroots coaching packages to increase diversity of coaches

Grassroots Football Survey 2015

Neil Popham

Neil is the West Exe Youth Football Club webmonkey. He maintains our website and advises on Internet communications. His son, Jasper, plays in the Under 10s. He probably gets a little too over-excited during tense games, which is pretty much all of them involving his son.