Archive for the ‘Football’ Category

Sports Minister and Karen Lumley MP unveil stunning grassroots football hub in Worcestershire

Tracey Crouch MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and Karen Lumley, MP for Redditch, officially unveiled Redditch United FC’s new grassroots football hub at the Trico Stadium today (Thursday 9 March 2017). The state-of- the-art floodlit all-weather pitch and revamped changing rooms are projected to create 17 new local teams […]

Give Chelsea the Premier League trophy now – Robbie Savage

Premier League leaders Chelsea should be given the trophy now, says BBC football pundit Robbie Savage. The Blues are seven points clear of nearest rivals Manchester City with just over half the season still to go. And speaking on BBC Radio 5 live after the Blues beat Bournemouth for a club record 12th consecutive league […]

Reds youngsters paid special visit visit by Sporting Chance

Liverpool FC U23’s and U18’s were recently paid a special visit to the Academy by behavioural problems clinic, Sporting Chance. Founded in 2000, Sporting Chance Clinic is the brainchild of former Arsenal and England captain Tony Adams MBE who was inspired by his own recovery from alcoholism. Based on his experience, and what he felt was lacking, […]

Olympic Stadium ripoff ‘hammers’ charities into the turf

The extent to which West Ham United and its owners are set to profit from the Olympic Stadium was revealed this week when the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) was forced to publish, in full, the terms of the 99 year lease. However, the stadium was also effectively supported by tens of thousands of Britain’s […]

MK Dons bosses Winkelman and Robinson join Iain Stewart MP at opening of new pitch

MK Dons Chairman Pete Winkelman and Manager Karl Robinson joined Iain Stewart, MP for Milton Keynes South and Cllr Keith Mclean, Mayor of Milton Keynes, at Sir Herbert Leon Academy recently (Friday 18 March 2016), to officially open their new £526,540 third generation (3G) artificial grass pitch (AGP). The project was made possible thanks to […]

Former Canaries boss Nigel Worthington to open new £300,000 sports pavilion in Norfolk

What: Former Norwich City FC Manager, Nigel Worthington, will open Holt Playing Field Association’s upgraded pavilion. Where: Holt Sports and Social Club, Woodfield Road, Norfolk, NR25 6TX. When: Saturday 19 March 2016, at 11.15am Former Norwich City FC Manager, Nigel Worthington, will officially open Holt Playing Field Association’s new changing room pavilion on Saturday 19 […]

New book tackles the exclusion of British Asians from football

A new book which explores the exclusion of British Asians from football and makes recommendations for achieving equality in the industry has been published by a Leeds Beckett University academic. In his book, ‘British Asians, Exclusion and the Football Industry’, Dr Dan Kilvington, Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at Leeds Beckett, presents his […]

FANTASTIC GROUND SPONSORSHIP FOR AFC EMLEY

UK, March 7th 2016: AFC Emley’s Welfare Ground will be renamed the Fantastic Media Welfare Ground in an historic naming rights deal between the club and the Birstall-based integrated marketing agency. The naming rights come into effect this Saturday (5th March 2016) for AFC Emley’s home game against Yorkshire Amateur in the Toolstation Northern Counties […]

The Ian Wright Organisation is Celebrating its 25th Anniversary

The Ian Wright Organisation http://www.thewrightevent.co.uk is celebrating its 25th anniversary. It was back in 1987 when Ian, a keen motor sports enthusiast, was asked by a friend if he would bring his Trials Car along to a corporate event to entertain his clients. Of course Ian was more than happy to agree to this, especially as he was […]

TV’s Ben Shephard welcomes new figures showing 30 million hours of sport were played at Football Foundation facilities last year

The UK’s largest sports charity today published its Annual Review, which reveals an average increase in football participation of 7% last season across all sites it has invested in. Multi-sport participation increased by an average of 8%. Ben Shephard praised the massive impact Football Foundation facilities have on their communities. – Click on images to […]