The FA has today announced its annual survey for participants in Oxfordshire to provide feedback on the grassroots football provision in the local area.
Players, coaches, parents, supporters, volunteers, referees, club and league officials across Oxfordshire 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:
1. Identify the resources and tools that clubs need the most support with
2. Foster the right experience for participants at this level of the game
3. Encourage young people to stay active in different roles across the game
4. Ensure the RESPECT campaign has a positive impact on all participants
5. Adapt to the changing nature of modern grassroots football
Ian Mason, Chief Executive Officer at Oxfordshire FA, said: “I would encourage as many people involved in grassroots football; whether they’re a player, coach, referee, supporter or parent, to take the short time required to complete this year’s Grassroots Football Survey.
“The results that we obtain at the end of the survey are integral to the plans that Oxfordshire FA put in place to develop the game within our county, not to mention the opportunity it provides to people across Oxfordshire to have their say on the state of the game locally.”
CLICK HERE to take part in the 2019/20 Grassroots Football Survey