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  • The Hampshire FA Club Development Fund can be used to support teams looking to sustain their existence, particularly to deliver player recruitment programmes, eg. The setting up of a college-club link. 

NB: Fundamentally grassroots football has to be sustainable and providing a grant that only postpones the inevitable for a couple of weeks is clearly not the answer. However if the club are having to deal with an exceptional cost or have a viable rescue plan that might for instance lead to the influx of new players in the short term then Hampshire FA might consider this to offer an acceptable level of risk.

  • In some circumstance Hampshire FA are willing to offer clubs Payment Plans to enable you to spread debt re-payments over a longer period of time.  Hampshire FA may also be able to broker similar deals with Leagues within the County.

 

  • Many grassroots teams tend to recruit from a fairly small group of people – friends, family and work colleagues.  Hampshire FA can extend the range of your recruitment by using our Communication Channels (website, Facebook, Twitter, noticeboard, local news, etc.) to advertise on your behalf. Check out Hampshire FA's Marketing & Communications page here.
  • Hampshire FA is keen to work with adult clubs to setup Youth Club Links with suitable clubs in the local area which will aid the transition of players from youth to adult football.  The Club Development Fund (see above) can also be used to facilitate this.
  • Football teams are often unsure of where they can find new players, Hampshire FA work with and deliver football in a variety of different organisations - Universities, Colleges, Recreational/Drop-In Centres - across the county and can offer you access to these players and signpost them to you.
  • Sometimes in extreme circumstances Merging Clubs is the only viable option to keep the players involved in the game.  Hampshire FA can identify suitable partnerships and facilitate the process; again the Club Development Fund (see above) can be used for financial support if necessary.

 

  • Hampshire FA offer a variety of Workshops / Forums across the season that can help new and existing volunteers with the administrative burden of running a club and ensure you are making the most of tools available, eg. Whole Game System.

NB: If there are any areas that you believe we do not cover, please let us know and we will look into expanding our provision.

  • If the workshops on offer are not appropriate for you or you feel individual support would suit you better Hampshire FA offer 1-2-1 support around specific areas, eg. Affiliation, and are also keen to work with leagues and clubs to setup Mentoring/Buddying relationships to help volunteers come to terms with the administration burden of running a club.
  • In extreme cases where an existing team is unable cope with the administration work required it may be possible for a well-established club/team to Take on a Team and offer a more sustainable environment in which to operate.  Hampshire FA is happy to facilitate this process and once again financial support can be made available through the Club Development Fund (see above).

  • Hampshire FA work closely with the Football Foundation to deliver funding for pitch and facility improvement, if you are interested in applying for such funding please consult with us.
  • If your playing surface is in need of repair Hampshire FA run a Pitch Improvement Programme in conjunction with the Institute of Groundsmen where experienced professionals offer grassroots clubs advice and guidance on everyday maintenance.
  • If you believe the cost or quality of your playing facility is unacceptable Hampshire FA can Lobby Local Authorities on your behalf and facilitate discussions to improve the situation.
  • In extreme circumstances where you are losing a playing/training facility Hampshire FA will offer advice and guidance and assist with Relocation.
  • It is now possible to play competitive fixtures on artificial pitches provided they are FIFA approved, The FA’s 3G Register details all the information you need on suitable pitches in the county

 

  • It may be that our support is not enough or comes too late to save your team.  If this is the case, it is important that Hampshire FA consult with you to gain a better understanding of the issues faced on a local level. 

We also want to be able to offer players within your team the opportunity to keep playing should they wish to by helping them find other clubs.