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Football Stadia Improvement Fund

1st June 2018
Football Stadia Improvement Fund

The Football Stadia Improvement Fund (FSIF) provides grants to football clubs in the Football League and the National League System, down to

Step 7, to improve their stadium facilities for players, officials and spectators.

 

Funded by the Premier League with an allocation of £6.5m per year.


This funding from the top of the game ensures that much-needed ground improvement projects throughout the football pyramid can

 

be undertaken, helping create safe and sustainable facilities for clubs and their fans.

 

 

For more information, Please CLICK HERE

FA - Retain The Game

30th April 2018
FA - Retain The Game

MALE GRASSROOTS TEAMS GIVEN RETENTION BOOST BY NEW £1m FA FUNDING SCHEME

Retain the Game scheme is now open for applications with grants available for clubs to support existing adult male teams.
A brand new funding scheme is set to aid the retention of adult male teams within grassroots football clubs. The £1 million fund has been created to boost football’s traditional format following a recent decrease in the number of adult male FA-affiliated grassroots league teams 

Retain the Game, which is funded by The FA and delivered by the Football Foundation, is offering existing grassroots football clubs grants of £750 to continue offering valued playing opportunities in organised football. These grants will support clubs’ adult male teams in three age categories:

• Under-17 to Under-21
• Open Age 
• Veterans

FA - Competitions 2018/2019 - Entry Closing Date Details

25th March 2018
FA - Competitions 2018/2019 - Entry Closing Date Details

REMINDER

Please be advised the closing date to apply for FA Competitions 2018-2019 is SUNDAY 1 APRIL 2018

If your Club has not applied and still wishes to do so, please follow the instructions below to submit your application and payment online.

PLEASE DO NOT REPLY IF YOU HAVE ALREADY APPLIED

To apply for next season's FA Cup, FA Trophy, FA Vase and FA Youth Cup, please use the direct link below to submit your application and payment online.

The application is ONLY available for online completion and online payment by credit or debit card, and an individual can make the payment with a personal card on the Clubs behalf.

https://eventspace.thefa.com/FA/the_fa_cup_the_fa_trophy_the_fa_vase_and_the_fa_youth_cup_competitions_season_2018-2019_23022018

On successful completion of the online application and online payment, you will receive an on screen confirmation and an automatic email confirmation will be sent to the participant from The FA. However, this does NOT constitute acceptance into the specified competition(s).

The closing date is Sunday 1 April 2018.

A list of entries accepted will be available on www.TheFA.com towards the end of June 2018.

If you require any further information or assistance with completing the application please email competition.entries@thefa.com or call 0800 1691863 x 4583 / 4622

FA - International Clearance

21st March 2018
FA - International Clearance

For Guidance notes on INTERNATIONAL CLEARANCE for Amateur Players

Please CLICK HERE

FA - Groundsman of the Year

19th January 2018
FA - Groundsman of the Year
The current award structure is as follows. There are separate awards for:
The Football Conference (Steps 1 and 2)
Southern League
Isthmian League
Steps 3 and 4 National Award
Steps 5 and 6 National Award
Step 7 and Below National Awar
Read more at http://www.dorsetfa.com/news/2018/jan/groundsman-of-the-year-awards#deCbBDytTW7isGzK.99
Dorset FA are seeking nominations for this season’s Groundsman of the Year Awards.
Read more at http://www.dorsetfa.com/news/2018/jan/groundsman-of-the-year-awards#deCbBDytTW7isGzK.99

 

The Dorset FA are seeking nominations for this season’s Groundsman of the Year Awards.

The Award was set up to recognise the contribution of these unsung heroes of the grassroots game and encourage the development of groundsmanship.


The majority of football in this country is played outside the Football League. Quality pitches are therefore essential for the development of football at every level. Grassroots groundsman, the vast majority of whom are volunteers, play a huge role in ensuring pitches are in their best possible condition, week in, week out. The Awards were set up to recognise the contribution of these ‘unsung heroes’, who work in all weather, all year round, to make sure that thousands of matches can take place on a high standard of playing surface.


The current award structure is as follows. There are separate awards for:
The Football Conference (Steps 1 and 2)
Southern League
Isthmian League
Steps 3 and 4 National Award
Steps 5 and 6 National Award
Step 7 and Below National Award

Step 1 – 6 Clubs are nominated by their respective Leagues, while Step 7 and below Clubs are nominated by their County FA. The top recommendations from each League and County are visited by our judges.


The six judges are all Groundsmen at Premier League and Championship football clubs across the country. They not only look at the quality of the pitch, but also take into consideration the Groundsman’s skills and knowledge, their ambitions for the pitch, the resources available, how often the pitch is used, and the amount of time they are able to work on the pitch.

The winning Groundsmen in each category are presented with a trophy at their respective home grounds on the day of a pre-season friendly or league game and then are recognised again at our Awards Night. The Groundsman of the Year Awards Presentation brings together all the award winners, runners-up and highly commended groundsman for a day at St. George’s Park which includes lunch, a tour of the facility and the awards presentation.


The first ranked Dorset club groundsman will go forward to the national judging stage and undergo independent adjudication.

To nominate your groundsman at Step 7 and below please compete and return the form below to Kath Purnell, County Facilities and Marketing Officer, by email: kathryn.purnell@dorsetfa.com

Or post to:

The Dorset County Football Association

The County Ground

Blandford Close

Hamworthy

Poole

Dorset

BH15 4BF


Closing date for entries is Thursday 1st March 2018


Documents - Nomination Form 2018 - Steps 7 & Below

Please CLICK HERE