The Scottish FA are committed to giving all children of all ages and abilities the opportunity to flourish in our national game. The future World Cup stars of tomorrow need to be nurtured today. Through our many initiatives, we are determined to ensure the continued growth of grassroots football which, in turn, will help create a path from youth participation to elite international performance and create new heroes in the men's and women's games.
In order to achieve this, we need your help. The Scottish FA are currently conducting the game’s biggest-ever football census to discover how many of us play the game, who they are, where they are and who supports them in their development.
Completing this census will enable us to update the number of active participants, help us understand current trends in our game and better allocate resources relating to children’s football.
Collecting the associated coach and volunteer information will also allow the Scottish FA to better support and develop the volunteers and coaches who underpin our national game on a daily basis.
Our regional offices will be contacting clubs with players who are under 12 years of age during November. If your club would like to take part why not e-mail your local regional office to request a form www.scottishfa.co.uk/youthfootball or simply download the forms attached on the right.
As a thank-you to players, coaches, clubs and leagues for assisting us in this exercise we will carry out a series of prize draws in each of our six Scottish FA regions.
PRIZES available will include balls for players, new football strips for teams and six £200 vouchers for leagues which can be redeemed at Greaves Sport, the official retail partner of the Scottish FA.
WINNERS will be announced on this page and will be contacted by The Scottish FA.
WE ARE ALSO giving young players a FREE Scottish FA Youth Football Membership.*
As a member childen will receive access to lots of exciting opportunities, including exclusive competitions, discounts and access to the Youth Football area of our website to play games and develop their skills.
*Those children with parental agreement and membership will be sent out in 2012. Only those who complete the forms before 1st of March 2012 will receive a skills DVD with their membership.