Archive for July, 2014

Attendance in FIFA’s Global Stadium exceeds 1 Billion fans

Brazil 2014 has proved to be a social, mobile #WorldCup as more than one billion fans were able to #joinin across FIFA’s official digital platforms. Attendance in the Global Stadium exceeded one billion users by the final whistle of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, meaning that FIFA’s digital live and social hub could fit the […]

Blind Footballer first in UK to receive IFA coaching qualification

Craig Riach overcame sight loss to become the first visually impaired person in the UK to receive level 2 Coaching Disabled Footballers qualification with the IFA. There are currently no visually impaired coaches working within the FA for disabled football. A few years ago Craig had nothing, now he has his confidence back and it’s […]

Mighty Marina is World Champion – at the age of 60

One of Britain’s most remarkable athletes, Marina Cornwall has become a World Powerlifting Champion in South Africa. Marina’s accomplishment is particularly impressive because she is aged 60, just 5′ tall and weighs only 44kg (7st) If anybody challenges popular conceptions about powerlifters, she does. Marina, a Personal Trainer from Southampton, is still a successful Bodybuilder […]

Star striker Michael Chopra opens new £3m football facility in Leicester

Former Premier League striker Michael Chopra attended the official opening of a new state-of-the-art £2.936m grassroots football facility at the Riverside scheme (off Braunstone Lane East) and Aylestone Playing Fields, Leicestershire.The facility’s opening signalled the completion of a coordinated investment in 11 grassroots facilities across Leicester, with grants worth a combined £5m – by the […]