The 2018/19 Grassroots Football Survey has today been launched by The Football Association [The FA].
The online survey, which is now in its fourth season after being launched in 2015/16, provides players, coaches, match officials, parents, supporters, volunteers, club and league officials with an opportunity to share their experiences of community football and highlight potential opportunities for improvement.
To date, almost 90,000 participants have voiced their opinions on the grassroots football provision in their local area and helped to inform the allocation of investment and resources by The FA and County FAs.
Martin Glenn, The FA’s Chief Executive Officer, said: "The Grassroots Football Survey has grown season-on-season. Since its introduction in 2015/16, it has given us greater insight and understanding of the community football landscape, which has helped us shape and improve our decision-making processes across the grassroots game.
"Community football facilities are the perfect example. Despite a number of excellent programmes in place, feedback from previous surveys has repeatedly shown many are inadequate and require further investment. Whilst happy with the availability of grass pitches, participants generally report they are of poor quality. This key information from within the game allows us to prioritise development and resources in these areas.
"This season we want to reach more participants than ever before and make improvements necessary to ensure the continuous development of grassroots football in this country."
Visit TheFA.com/HaveYourSay before the deadline on Monday 5 November 2018 to take part.
As an added incentive for people across Merseyside to have their say on local grassroots football,everybody that completes the 2018/19 Grassroots Football Survey will be in with a chance of winning tickets to see either Liverpool or Everton at Anfield or Goodison Park respectively.
We have four pairs of tickets up for grabs for both of the following games:
Everton vs. Cardiff City
Saturday 25 November 2018 (3.00pm)
Liverpool vs. Fulham
Sunday 11 November 2018 (12.00pm)
All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is follow the steps below.
Winners will be picked at random. This competition is open for one entry per-person and will run until 11.59pm on Monday 5 November 2018. Winners will be notified via social media shortly after, with arrangements made to receive your tickets.