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LONDON FA WEBINARS
CEO Paul Bickerton and London FA staff were pleased to welcome a number of leagues & clubs to the:
LONDON FA LEAGUE & CLUB WEBINARS - RETURN TO GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL – GUIDANCE AND Q&A WITH COUNTY FA STAFF
Please sign up here if you would like to attend future London FA webinars.
Leagues - 5 August
Clubs - 6 August
Leagues - 6 August
CLUBS AND LEAGUES CAN ACCESS THE SERIES OF FA PODCASTS FOCUSING ON FINANCES.
The Money Matters series consists of four episodes, which were released throughout July for listeners to enjoy at their own convenience.
Here’s a brief run through of what each episode touches on.
An Introduction to Club Finance
Begin to gain an understanding of accounts and how to ask the appropriate questions at your next club or league committee meeting.
Ways in Which to Manage Your Money
Exploring the main responsibilities when it comes to managing money as well as the valuable internal controls which can be used to support this.
How to Work Best Within the Budgets You Have
Understand how you can prepare and review budgets with confidence and work within your club or leagues means.
Understanding Different Taxes
An overview of the different taxes and where to find further information on these taxes.
You will be required to sign up to receive the links to each podcast, which will be released every Wednesday evening at 8pm.
TO LISTEN TO THE EPISODES, CLICK HERE
PAST FA WEBINARS
Please click on the links below to watch and access resources from past FA webinars.The FA Club & League Football Forum - Webinar - How to plan effectively during times of uncertainty - 15.04.2020
The Game Changers Podcast
Barclays, the biggest corporate supporter of women’s sport in the UK, has announced it will sponsor The Game Changers, the highly acclaimed podcast that features extraordinary women in sport.
This will be the second series supported by Barclays, and once again, it will focus on fearless women in football, reinforcing Barclays support for the beautiful game.
Recently shortlisted for ‘Best Sports Podcast’ in the British Podcast Awards 2020, The Game Changers features trailblazing women who are knocking down barriers and challenging the status quo for women and girls everywhere.
High profile guests in previous series include Clare Balding, Eni Aluko, Denise Lewis, Kelly Smith, Casey Stoney, Jacqui Oatley, Kate Richardson-Walsh and Dame Katherine Grainger.
The new Barclays series launches on Tuesday July 7, 2020 and will feature:
- Steph Houghton MBE – Captain of the Lionesses and Man City with over 100 caps for England
- Moya Dodd–One global sport’s most influential women and former member of the FIFA Council
- Stacey Copeland–Former England footballer turned professional boxer
- Ebru Koksal–Former CEO at Galatasaray, now Chair of Women in Football
- Rose Reilly MBE–legendary World Cup winner, who played professionally in Italy and France
- Rimla Akhtar MBE – former Chair of the Muslim Women’s Sports Foundation and a champion for diversity in sport
- Emma Hayes MBE – the hugely successful manager at Chelsea Women
- Dame Heather Rabbatts – former Chair of Millwall and the first woman to sit on the FA Board
The Game Changersis free to download wherever you stream podcasts including apple podcasts, Google podcasts, Spotify, ACast and Libsyn.
FA Technology Updates & RESOURCES
Below you will find details of updates and resources relating to FA technology, including Whole Game System, Full-Time and Matchday.
Content on running online meetings is now live in the Digital Gym - a place for our leagues and clubs to get digitally fit.
Digital Gym membership is free - click the link above to join - and is being updated almost daily.
Whole Game System - Duplicate Email Solution
A new release has gone into Whole Game System today allowing users to "claim" their own email addresses without the need for contacting firstname.lastname@example.org / removal of emails from CRM.
For more information and details of how this can be done please visit our new forum where all updates for Whole Game System, Full-Time, Matchday and Events platform will be posted.
Click here to visit the forum
We are delighted to be able to offer the suite of Club Matters workshops for delivery online!
The workshops will run for a maximum of 2 hours and we have relaxed the number of delegates required to run a workshop to 4. This number should include a minimum of 2 different clubs with a maximum of 12 delegates per workshop.
The workshop request form can be found here.
We encourage you to read the terms and conditions prior to submitting your request. The online virtual workshops will be available until the end of June 2020 and we are continually reviewing the offer in light of COVID-19.
In addition, Club Matters have three open workshops available to clubs and volunteers. Dates can be found below:
• Planning for Your Future: Thursday 30th April 2020 (6.30-8.30pm)
• Introduction to Legal Structures: Wednesday 6th May 2020 (6.30-8.30pm)
• Leadership Teams: Tuesday 12th May 2020 (6.30-8.30pm)
Please encourage clubs, organisations and volunteers to take advantage of these free workshops by booking on here. Further open workshops will be organised should demand exist.
Please contact us via email@example.com should you have any questions and we will be happy to help.
Also from Club Matters
Keeping your Club & Organisation Running
From physical infrastructure, to making sure your committee is still functioning, there are lots of things that can be done during this time to ensure that your club can keep running or keep it in the best position possible. We have produced a series of resources and toolkits to guide you through what you may need to do.
Please click on the below links for The FA's statements relating to COVID-19.
Impact of COVID 19 – FAQs
Legal guidance which has been produced in partnership with Muckle LLP around the following topics:
• Membership Subscriptions
• Contractual Rights and Obligations in relation to Suppliers
• Overseas Tours
• Club Operations
• Facilities Hire
• Financial Assistance
• Directors’ Duties
• Data Protection
Some of these topics will be brought to life by video blogs in due course but for now the attached provides all the relevant details.
These topics have been selected as risks/concerns that our clubs and leagues may be facing now or in the future, during Covid'19 and the link to these articles, blogs and guidance notes can be found here
As a reminder clubs who are FA Charter Standard, NLS clubs and grassroots leagues are eligible for 30 minutes free of advice, per matter. You can contact Muckle using the below details:
• Call 0191 211 7799
• Email CSLegalHelp@TheFA.com
Webinars from London Sport and Mayor of London
London Sport and the Mayor of London's Community Sport Team have launched a new series of regular webinars, designed to support London's grassroots physical activity and sport sector through the covid-19 lockdown. So far, they’ve focused on finance and activity at home.
Tech Developments Launched to Support Sport Sector
A series of new tech and digital developments have been launched in the past month to help support the community physical activity and sport sector to adapt to the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak. Read more.
Nike Launch Their New Move Crew Programme
ukactiveKids and Nike have launched Move Crew, a set of activity missions designed to help children unlock their 60 minutes of daily recommended activity. Move Crew was created with primary school staff, elite athletes, children and coaches, to support schools and parents by setting daily activity missions.
What Kids Need from Coaches Right Now Webinar
The Aspen Institute one hour webinar featured discussions with young people and coaches as well as experts on youth sport looking at training at home, safely returning to play and youth athlete mental health. Watch here.
New Free Online Learning Platform to Boost Workplace Skills
Online platform ‘The Skills Toolkit’ will help people to build their skills during the coronavirus outbreak and beyond.
Free courses are available through a new online platform hosted on the gov.uk website, called The Skills Toolkit. The new platform gives people access to free, high-quality digital and numeracy courses to help build up their skills, progress in work and boost their job prospects. The training can be done by staff whilst on furlough. Read more.
The Charity Excellence Framework
A free, online toolkit to increase impact and funding, & Covid-19 Funder database - click here for more.