Over the last two years, The FA has been undergoing research and consultation into youth football, discussing different changes to the game and listening to the views of grassroots coaches, clubs, leagues and children across the country. This process finished at the end of September 2011 and has since been seen by a number of internal committees at The Football Association.
Below are the final proposals that have come out of the two years research, in a presentation format and some FAQ’s that are commonly asked.
How the proposals look today from where we started two years ago is very different and this has been down to the input from the grassroots game and we thank you wholeheartedly for that. We are very excited as to what the future holds for youth football as we move towards making the game even better for young people.
The next steps now, are to consult with County FAs on the final recommendations in January and April and then be going back to National Game Board and FA Council with final proposals in April 2012.
Any further questions that are not on the FAQ please email firstname.lastname@example.org
As and when further updates are available, these will be posted on this page. Click here for FAQs.Click here for FA Youth Development Proposals - Final Recommendations.