The youth development review conducted by the FA is starting to be implemented.
There are a number of leagues and clubs that have moved to the revised formats of youth football this season and The FA and Football Foundation have supported those clubs and leagues wanting to be proactive in moving to deliver 9 v 9 earlier than required by offering funding towards the purchase of goals. We will continue to support the clubs that will now require funding to purchase goals for the 2013/14 season.
In addition to 9 v 9, the latest goalposts windows have been extended to cover the purchase of mini-soccer goals for 5 v 5 and 7 v 7 games.
Similar to the first window we are offering grants at 50% towards the cost of British Standard 16’ x 7’ and 12’ x 6’ goalposts, including delivery and VAT (if applicable).
The scheme is open for applications from 18 March 2013 to 31 May 2013.
A further window will open from 1 July 2013 to 31 August 2013.
Applicants are requested to discuss their application with their County FA development officer prior to submitting their application, in order to guarantee approval of their grant.