Grassroots

Is Grassroots Football Heading for a Crisis?

Alex Jones | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Sport
Alex Jones

Last month's announcement that the Football Association is going to lose a significant amount of investment - £1.6m of public funding - is the latest wake-up call for amateur football. Sport England is responsible for distributing public money to increase sports participation, and its decision to reduce funding for football is as a result of a sharp decline in the number of people playing the sport.

Sport, Sexism and Cheerleading

Jane Ashworth | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Sport
Jane Ashworth

Cheerleading is hard work. See if you can do it. Try a dozen star jumps from a crouched down position, twizzle in the air and chant at the top of your voice at the same time. Unless you go to the gym more than every now and then, I bet you can't do it.

In This World Cup Year, Remember the True Football Heroes

Sir Geoff Hurst | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Sport
Sir Geoff Hurst

I, of course, realised my ultimate dream in 1966. But this would not have been possible were it not for the volunteers who helped me play football when I was growing up and then later at my first club Chelmsford Boys, now known at Chelmsford City Youth FC.

Inactivity, Not Obesity, Is the Real Killer

Jane Ashworth | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Sport
Jane Ashworth

I have mixed feelings about National Obesity Week, which begins today. On one hand, it shines the spotlight on a serious issue that undoubtedly affects young people I work with - one in three youngsters leaving primary education is obese. On the other, it can also serve as a distraction.

Grassroots Heroes Need Your Support

Sir Geoff Hurst | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK Sport
Sir Geoff Hurst

The anticipation around the start of the 2013/2014 football season is already building with transfer rumours, managers coming and going and fans planning their away trips. But it's worth remembering that all of the football superstars, their fans and the hundreds of column inches dominated by the beautiful game owe thanks to the people at junior and youth football clubs who work hard to ensure that communities and young players have access to football. Without this army of volunteers, the game as we know it simply couldn't continue.

EXCLUSIVE CLIP: Loose Political Cannons - Sound Familiar?

The Huffington Post UK | HuffPost Staff | Posted 01.01.2013 | UK Entertainment

Just in time for the US Election comes this inspiring tale - and it's true! Grassroots tells the true story of the 2001 Seattle City Council electi...

Revolutionising Philanthropy

Sophie Pritchard | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK
Sophie Pritchard

You've Googled until there were no more links to follow and you couldn't think of any more search terms, asked everyone you know, read through pages of other organisations' financial accounts, you've even contacted the local council; how on earth do you get your hands on funding?

The Olympic Effect - Developing a Sporting Culture in Schools

Wasim Khan | Posted 14.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Wasim Khan

Being a state school boy who became the first British born Pakistani to play professional cricket in the is country, I know the importance of luck; that is being lucky enough to have a sports mad teacher spot you in the playground.

US Style Primary Elections can rid the UK of George Galloway and the Politics of Division

Simon Phillips-Hughes | Posted 10.06.2012 | UK Politics
Simon Phillips-Hughes

British voters have elected George Galloway of the Respect Party to Parliament in an admittedly spectacular electoral coup.

THE SUN IS SHINING ON BRIXTON

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 20.05.2012 | UK
Anders Lorenzen

Brixton Energy, a London-based community energy co-operative, formally launched their first 'Solar 1' project this week. This involves placing solar p...

Friendly Fire On NHS Reforms

Posted 10.02.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron has been urged by Tory cabinet ministers to scrap the government's controversial NHS reforms, according to influential grassroots party ...

There's More to Conservation Than Tigers and Pandas

Sophie Pritchard | Posted 08.04.2012 | UK
Sophie Pritchard

As the manager of a charitable fund people often comment that it must be a little like playing God. Certainly I've had responses from unsuccessful applicants telling me that my decision will result in children starving, which is not the kind of message anyone wants to see in their inbox. But how do you choose which projects to fund and who to help?