Other schemes that the grass root of FA provide is funding for leagues outside the national league systems. These are the leagues that the majority of all children play in and are the foundation for young talent A big Charity which constitutes some of this funding is the SportsAid. This Independent charity has three main objectives which focus very similarly along the lines of the FA. A typical national grant is 500 per year and a typical regional grant is usually ï¿½250 per year Disabled Footballers There also is a grass root scheme whereby they promote disabled players to participate
The Coaching Disabled Footballers course is designed to give football coaches and teachers ideas and practices for the inclusion of disabled players in football sessions within mainstream or impairment specific sessions. (http://www.thefa.com/GrassrootsNew/Coach/Postings/2006/06/CoachingDisabledFootballers.htm) Coaching Award
The coaching award the FA provides is very vast. It can award you up to level 3 Certificate in Coaching/UEFA B. You get there by first completing level 1 and then you go onto more advanced coaching in level 2. the level 3 award means “candidates are qualified to coach the skills and techniques of football to both adults and children. Each candidate is fully supported in developing his/her knowledge and skills during the qualification”
Anti-doping is about stopping and combating ‘cheating’ through the use of drugs and techniques that the sporting community sees as wrong. Players found to have used social drugs are dealt with in a way that looks to get them off drugs and concentrating on their career – but with a threat that if they do not take note of the message and take the chance, they could be removed from the game. The FA pays for and carries out more tests than any other sport in the UK and more than any other football governing body in European football. This is because the game believes its right to invest in ensuring that the game does not develop a ‘cheating’ problem. They pride themselves that “football in the UK has no history of cheating through doping” and they want to keep it that way.
Regional and National Competitions The FA has National Competitions that are incredibly popular. One of which is one of the most well known cup. The FA cup, this cup includes every team in all leagues and is based on a knockout system. Another well known cup is the community shield run by the FA this is for jus two team the winner of the FA cup and the winner of the Premiership from the previous year.
Competitions are run by the County FAs in the Surrey area however they are mainly league based instead of cup games, there can be winners and therefore promotions within leagues. Along with the league cup games can be held which FA laws must be withheld. The FA uses these Leagues and Cups to form the basis of the South Eastern Competitions there isn’t really any distinct South East competition however all teams form South East England can take part in the leagues run by County FAs.