Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Come & join the debate on ‘Grassroots football: a matter of life & death'

Accrington Stanley BB5 5BX 7pm-9pm

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Grassroots Football: a matter of life and death?

GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL: A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH?
Fresh from yet another underwhelming performance of the English national team at a World Cup Finals (as the other home nations struggle to qualify for any sort of tournament at all) and after an eye-watering £835 million has been spent by Premier League clubs during the last transfer window, amateur and grassroots football leagues up and down the country are dying because of rising costs and poor facilities, as more and more young people turn their backs away from playing our national game.
How can we improve the state of grassroots and amateur football for the long term benefit of football in this country?
How can grassroots football be saved?
Join the Houses of Parliament Outreach Service at the home of Accrington Stanley FC (‘the club that wouldn’t die’) on Friday 21st November at 7pm as we debate, discuss and seek ways to increase dialogue amongst Parliamentarians, lobbyists, campaigners and football enthusiasts about the way grassroots football is organised, governed and financed in this country.
Speakers at the event will include:
Graham Jones MP for Hyndburn and a member of the APPG for Football,
David Crausby MP, submitter of an e-petition about grassroots football
Kevin Rye (Supporters Direct)
Kenny Saunders, grassroots football campaigner and football coach
• A representative from the Football Foundation
• Other guests to be confirmed

Cost to attend

This event is free of charge.


Accrington Stanley FC Friday 21st November at 7pm

An eye-watering £835 million was spent by Premier League football clubs during the last transfer window; £757 million was spent building Wembley Stadium; £105 million has been spent on St George’s Park training complex; football seems awash with money! Yet, amateur and grassroots football leagues up and down the country are dying because of rising costs and poor facilities, as more and more young people turn their backs away from playing our national game.

Join MPs, the Houses of Parliament Outreach Service and Grassroots campaigners at Accrington Stanley Football Club ('the club that wouldn't die') on Friday 21st November at 7pm as we debate, discuss and seek ways to increase dialogue amongst Parliamentarians, lobbyists, campaigners and football enthusiasts about the way grassroots football is organised, governed and financed in this country.

How can we improve the state of grassroots and amateur football for the long term benefit of football in this country? How can grassroots football be saved?

Speakers at the event will include:

·     Graham Jones MP for Hyndburn and a member of the All Party Parliamentary Football Group

·     David Crausby MP for Bolton North East (originator of the e-petition ‘save grassroots football’)

·     Kevin Rye - Supporters Direct

·     Kenny Saunders from the 'Save Grassroots Football Campaign'

Other speakers to be announced.

Entry is free. Food will be served.

If you care at all about the future of grassroots football in the UK, come along and let your feelings, opinions and recommendations be known.

To reserve your place go to https://grassrootsfootball.eventbrite.co.uk