Club England has been established to create a 'club culture'.
Club England’s role is to develop a strong, consistent approach across England’s 24 representative teams including men’s, women’s, youth and disability sides.
In other words, it is set up to create a ‘club culture’.
In The FA Vision 2008-2012, the goal was set for all of the England teams to successfully qualify for tournaments and challenge to win finals at the later stages of competitions. In order to deliver this, The FA decided to create a new Club England structure with all team operations, security and medical staff merged and reporting into the Club England Managing Director Adrian Bevington, who in turn reports directly to The FA General Secretary Alex Horne.
The Club England structure is overseen by Sir Dave Richards alongside Alex Horne, Adrian Bevington, Director of Football Development Sir Trevor Brooking and Director of Club England Team Operations Michelle Farrer.
Club England is set up to:
|• Deliver a coherent strategy for providing all England teams with the best platform for success|
• Create the right environment and conditions that will enable the England teams to be successful
• Instil a winning mentality in all England teams
• Continually develop international players through the age groups with a view to their performance in the respective senior squads
• Develop an 'England Team' ethos which permeates through all of the teams
• Provide first-class support services for all of the coaching staff and teams
• Ensure a strong, cohesive collective approach to all activities across all teams, enabling staff to draw on the experiences gained from each of the teams, avoid duplication and become more effective
Operationally Club England’s role is to:
|• Oversee all team routine operational and planning matters, including addressing fixture scheduling, travel and accommodation arrangements and supporting commercial and communication plans|
• Deliver a collective medical, physiotherapy and sports science programme across all the England teams
• Ensure the safety of all the teams and supporters is given paramount importance
• Develop a strong working relationship with Wembley Stadium to deliver a successful calendar that both prepares for football and considers the opposition which will drive the wider Group business plan
• Work with Wembley to deliver an environment and atmosphere that provides a genuine home for the England men’s senior team
• Provide a first-class scouting operation which will monitor and evaluate all of England’s developing and senior players while assessing opponents
• Support the England 2018/22 Bid to host the FIFA World Cup and (hopefully) beyond in subsequent tournament planning
• Develop strong relationships with all key-stakeholders – players, managers, clubs, leagues, sponsors, broadcasters and agents
• Be a major ambassador for fairness, social inclusion, health and education in our society. This will include working closely with the International Relations team and charity partners to support The FA’s Corporate Social Responsibility work
• Deliver a comprehensive budget management programme for the division, including establishing policies with the coaching staff for travel and accommodation across teams to appropriate levels
The England Manager reports through Alex Horne to Club England with direct day-to-day support from Adrian Bevington and Sir Trevor Brooking. The women’s and men’s national team coaches report to Sir Trevor Brooking.
Club England reports to The FA Board and will always refer significant financial and commercial decisions to The FA Board, including all matters concerning the contract of the men's senior team England Manager.