The first international week of the year took place over the last fortnight. The Home Nations and the Republic of Ireland had teams from across the age groups competing in friendlies around Europe and beyond.
Today, McDonalds has announced its continued long-term commitment to improving the standard of grassroots football in the UK with the renewal of its partnership with the four home nations Football Associations for a further four years.
The first tournament of note this year for the international youth levels took place over the last 10 days. The U17 Elite Round began as 28 European teams vied for the chance to reach this May’s European Championships.
From reading the reaction to the announcement last night that Phil Neville has been named the new England women’s Head Coach, we know we are not the only ones who feel a bit sceptical about this appointment.