GRFS 2019

Have Your Say!

The 2019/20 Grassroots Football Survey is now out!


The FA has today announced the annual Grassroots Football Survey for participants in Kent to provide feedback on the grassroots football provision in your local area.

Players, coaches, parents, supporters, volunteers, referees, club and league officials across Kent 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

For instance, in the 2018/2019 Grassroots Football Survey, those who completed the survey said “I’d like better facilities in Kent” Following this feedback Kent FA has invested £30,000 to support grassroots football pitches in Kent through the purchase of pitch improvement equipment and our partnership with Bourne2Garden; this has resulted in 208 pitches being inspected, and 34 pitches being improved.

Darryl Haden, Kent FA CEO said: "The Grassroots Football Survey is an important opportunity each football season, and it is vital that we hear from Kent clubs, teams, referees, volunteers and players. The feedback provided helps Kent FA decide our priorities and helps us to further understand the challenges faced every day in grassroots football.”

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