Players, coaches, parents, supporters, volunteers, referees, club and league officials across Guernsey now have the opportunity to highlight areas where they require support, suggest areas for improvement and outline the impact of particular campaigns or schemes.
Since the online survey was originally launched, the responses of more than 100,000 grassroots participants have helped to inform the decision making and allocation of resources by The FA and respective County FAs. Results from the 2018/19 edition identified five key areas – both on and off the pitch – where a renewed focus is required:
- Identify the resources and tools that clubs need the most support with
- Foster the right experience for participants at this level of the game
- Encourage young people to stay active in different roles across the game
- Ensure the RESPECT campaign has a positive impact on all participants
- Adapt to the changing nature of modern grassroots football
Following the feedback received from the 2018/19 Grassroots Football Survey, the Guernsey FA identified that referees were requesting greater support and took the decisions to invest in a communications system that could be used by referee during matches.
Gary Roberts, Chief Executive Officer, said:
"The Grassroots Survey has been both helpful and informative in ensuring that we continue to support the local game in Guernsey. The Survey responses have highlighted the areas in which as an organisation, we have enhanced service and support, particularly around coach and volunteer education, support for clubs through the pitch improvement programme and coach mentor programme, the growth of female participation and the level of interaction with the football community. We look forward to the responses from the 2019/20 Survey and continuing to develop the game for all involved."
Visit TheFA.com/HaveYourSay to take part in the 2019/20 Grassroots Football Survey.
About The FA
The Football Association [The FA] is the not-for-profit governing body of football in England. It is responsible for promoting and developing every level of the game, from grassroots through to the professional game, and successfully generates enough revenue to support the investment of £180m into English football each year.
The FA oversees 28 England international teams, across men’s, women’s, youth and disability football, as well as running FA Competitions, including the Emirates FA Cup and Women's FA Cup, and the world-class facilities of Wembley Stadium connected by EE and St. George’s Park, all with a purpose to Unite the Game and Inspire the Nation.