SCOTLAND SUPPORTERS TO CYCLE FROM WEMBLEY TO HAMPDEN A group of Scotland supporters are participating in a charity cycle from Wembley Stadium to Hampden Park ahead of the big match supported by Vauxhall and Arnold Clark. The cyclists will be leaving Wembley Stadium on the morning of Tuesday 6th June and arriving at Hampden Park in the afternoon of Saturday 10th June, in time for kick-off. The five-day charity bike ride will help to raise money for the Tartan Army Sunshine Appeal. The aim of the appeal is to make a donation to identified children’s charities in every country in which the Scottish National FootballRead More →

Bognor Regis Town FC Bognor Regis Town FC has enjoyed a fine season so far this time around and currently find themselves top of the league with just a few games left to play. Football Focus Magazine recently caught up with Club Representative Ian Guppy to find out more about the good work the club has been doing lately. Involvement He told us, “My first ever game was Tiverton away in the FA Cup in the 1995/96 season. My uncle and dad were going and I was 14 years old and just decided to go with them – I remember being behind the goal seeingRead More →

Hawick Waverley AFC  The season got off to a slow start, with the team getting a couple of draws before a run of four defeats. In October, the club chairman Brian Hope was diagnosed with incurable pancreatic cancer. The news was a huge blow to everyone at the club. Brian was the founder of the club in the mid 1970’s and has seen the team progress from playing in the local pub league to then be admitted into the Border Amateur League in 1980. Promotion to the top division was gained after two seasons and the club have never been relegated since, a statistic thatRead More →

15 years of developing the most effective and efficient facilities investment systems By Niall Malone The Football Foundation was conceived by the Premier League, The FA and the Government in 2000 to improve grassroots facilities, and to get more people playing our national game. Since then we have awarded grants worth £513m and multiplied our Funding Partners’ investment by attracting an additional £730m in partnership funding, which means more than £1.2bn has been invested into the grassroots game. Part of this cash injection has resulted in the development of 500 of the country’s 639 third generation (3G) artificial grass pitches. That might look like anRead More →

Pitchside Potential and Seating Sightlines Football Focus is thrilled to introduce Arena Group’s Dave Withey as a regular guest contributor on all things related to the development and improvement of football club’s seating infrastructure. Dave’s career began forty years ago with Arena Seating, Arena Group’s division specialising in the sale and rental of permanent and temporary seating for sporting events and venues of all sizes. As one of the most respected figures in the UK’s production industry, he has been integral to growing the six-strong team back in 1977 to becoming a global player with over 250 specialist sporting and event infrastructure experts today. AcrossRead More →