Have Your Say on Grassroots Football in Cumberland

2018/19 Grassroots Football Survey launched by The Football Association

People involved in grassroots football within Cumberland are now able to have their say on the amateur game, after the 2018/19 Grassroots Football Survey was launched by The FA.


The online survey, which is now in its fourth season after being launched in 2015/16, provides players, coaches, match officials, parents, supporters, volunteers, clubs and leagues with an opportunity to share their experiences of community football and highlight potential opportunities for improvement.   

To date, almost 90,000 participants have voiced their opinions on the grassroots football provision in their local area and helped to inform the allocation of investment and resources by The FA and County FAs.

Fred Conway, Chairman of Cumberland FA, said: “The grassroots survey is a fantastic chance for us to hear from those who live and breathe the grassroots game in Cumberland. In the past, our biggest respondents have been coaches; so in 2018 we'd like to hear feedback from more sectors - players, referees, club and league officials and volunteers, as well as spectators and parents of youth players.

“The views and opinions of local grassroots participants allows us to shape our plans for the future and gives us insight that we may not otherwise receive, so we would encourage everyone to complete this annual FA survey."

Martin Glenn, The FA’s Chief Executive Officer, said: "The Grassroots Football Survey has grown season-on-season. Since its introduction in 2015/16, it has given us greater insight and understanding of the community football landscape, which has helped us shape and improve our decision-making processes across the grassroots game.    

"Community football facilities are the perfect example. Despite a number of excellent programmes in place, feedback from previous surveys has repeatedly shown many are inadequate and require further investment. Whilst happy with the availability of grass pitches, participants generally report they are of poor quality. This key information from within the game allows us to prioritise development and resources in these areas.                 

"This season we want to reach more participants than ever before and make improvements necessary to ensure the continuous development of grassroots football in this country."   

Visit before the deadline on Monday 5 November 2018 to take part.