Discover why we’re so proud of what we do.
2 WORLD CLASS NATIONAL VENUES
We’re proud of our iconic Wembley Stadium… the national stadium of England, the home of English football and host to a wide range of other iconic world-class events. With 90,000 seats, it’s the largest sports venue in the UK, and the second largest in Europe. Our National Football Centre, St. George’s Park in Staffordshire provides a unique setting to develop and inspire high performing teams and leaders.
2x MORE WOMEN AND GIRLS PLAYING AND WATCHING
That’s double in just the last four seasons. Imagine what we can do for women’s football in the next four! We’re determined that in England, football must be a game where the opportunities for every girl to play are the same as for every boy.
13 OUTDOOR PITCHES IN ST. GEORGE’S PARK
The FA’s national football centre, the home of our national teams and FA Education, delivering football learning courses across the country, St. George’s Park comprises 330-acres, including one pitch that’s an exact replica of Wembley.
800 COACHES TRAINED AND QUALIFIED PER YEAR
Good coach education is key to the future of English football. That’s where St. George’s Park comes into the picture. An inspirational centre for just that, raising standards and elevating coaching as a profession.
2146 REGISTERED FEMALE REFEREES
That’s from elite to grassroots level – and a 72% increase since 2016. We’ve worked hard to actively ensure there are opportunities for all people from all backgrounds to get involved in the game as referees.
5000 NEW QUALITY PITCHES BY 2024
Without a good quality pitch to play on, there can be no game. That’s why we aim to build and improve 5000 pitches across England, raising the game for everyone by 2024.
Volunteers are the backbone of grassroots football, and we have dedicated, passionate people giving their time all over England.
234,551 TOTAL COACHES SINCE 2010
We’re committed to building a greater presence in every community, on every pitch, in every part of the country. That means always providing our coaches with the skills they need to excel.
OVER 1 MILLION GRASSROOTS PLAYERS REGISTERED ONLINE
We’re investing in the game from the ground up. This includes making it ever easier for clubs to register with us, through better technology and extra support.
14 MILLION PLAYERS
We’re helping and supporting people of all ages to enjoy playing football. Community football is the beating heart of our organisation, and we’re determined to grow it from strength to strength.