We are the regional governing body for football and directly affect 120,000 people involved with grassroots football in the area every week.
We have a twofold remit; firstly we govern and administer the game, which means providing the infrastructure that actually allows the game to take place. This involves the recruitment, retention and the appointment to matches of approximately 950 referees.
We administer eight cup competitions with over 900 teams of boys, girls, women and men of varying standards taking part. We sanction leagues, affiliate approximately 3,500 teams and register thousands of players, in addition to providing a fair and transparent disciplinary system dealing with cautions and sending-offs.
Secondly we develop the game by increasing participation and raising standards. We want to ensure that everybody can be involved in the game from all sections of society. We have various community programmes which target girls and women, people with disabilities, schools, asylum seekers & refugees and people from black & ethnic minorities.
Our football development programmes reach many thousands of people each year. We are passionate about raising standards and work with clubs towards achieving the Charter Standard kitemark award, deliver Respect training and a comprehensive coach and education programme which also includes child welfare and first aid, training over 2,000 people annually. We provide other support for clubs and leagues and help them access funding to improve coaching and their facilities.
We oversee football delivery in the area, working with the local authority, professional football clubs and other organisations to ensure that the impact of football on the community is coordinated and strategic. We were extremely honoured to take a leading part role for Sheffield’s bid to host the World Cup in 2018 and formulated the football development and legacy strategies within the bid.
We have established relationships with all the local and regional media including newspapers, radio and television. We have also developed our own and communication channels including a magazine, digital publications and social media including Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.
You can find us at:
69 Cornish Place