County FA wants to hear from you

Players, coaches and the football workforce throughout the Derbyshire County FA’s area can again have their say on the future of the grassroots game locally by taking part in the latest online survey.

The Derbyshire County FA is targeting grassroots participants to tell it how is doing to ensure that it continues to provide what it believes is an excellent service to stakeholders as it continually tries to improve everybody’s experience of the game.

County FA chief executive, Dawn Heron commented: “Our football workforce has shaped The FA’s National Game Strategy, which resulted in a further four-year investment worth £220m across the country from The Football Association.

“Last year, 90 per cent of our stakeholders thought we were doing a good job of promoting and developing the grassroots game in the county.

“Once again, we’re looking for the voice of local football community to tell us how we’re doing.

“As we enter a new four-year strategy cycle, we want to build upon the successes of halting the decline in 11-a-side football.

“Participation in many areas is up, the numbers of referees and coaches has increased and the Respect programme has helped us turn the corner in making the game a more enjoyable environment.

“However we are not resting on our laurels and it is crucial that stakeholders continue to tell us how we are doing, to ensure that we as Derbyshire County FA go from strength to strength with quality football opportunities for all.”

Those that complete the survey will also be given the chance to win two free tickets to either the England v Slovenia or England v Lithuania match at Wembley.

The survey can be accessed at the Derbyshire County FA website by going online to