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Grants for flood affected clubs in England

Sport England has updated the criteria for its Small Grants Programme to  support organisations affected by the recent floods.

FIFA releases updated version Natural Turf guidelines

The FIFA Quality Programme team has released an updated version of the Natural Turf Guidelines. The guideliness were previously known as the Manager’s Guide to Natural Turf Pitches.

Can a new ball end hockey’s water challenge?

A self-wetting hockey ball that mimics watered field interactions on a dry surface might offer an affordable solution to hockey clubs at grass roots level that are pursuing an elite-level experience.

Dutch FA extends partnership with Sports Labs

The Dutch FA and testing institute Sports Labs have extended their partnership until 2025. This will see Sports Labs remaining an Innovation Partner of the Dutch and housing its offices and laboratory at the national football campus of the KNVB.

Irish FA calls on clubs to request funding

The Irish Football Association (Irish FA) and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) Multi-Sports Grassroots Facilities Investment Fund aims to allow local grassroots football clubs in Northern Ireland (NI) to improve and upgrade facilities to create a better grassroots football infrastructure foundation.