The evidence of the life-changing benefits provided by grassroots football – from childhood through to old age – is overwhelming.
As a result, every year, those benefits deliver billions of pounds of value to our healthcare systems, society and economy.
The latest social and economic report published by The FA, in 2020, broadened its analysis to include the mental health benefits football provided in children, physical health benefits in older adults and offered insights into two key enablers to participation – facilities and volunteering.
The data below, highlighting the impact across Liverpool County FA’s region, was collected prior to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the economic, health and social benefits of grassroots football described in The FA’s report remain crucial.
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