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FA vote for youth football overhaul

May 28, 2012
The Football Association's shareholders have overwhelmingly voted in favour of introducing major changes to the way that youth football is organised across England.

A total of 87% of the 778 votes cast backed the proposals. which will see English youngsters playing smaller-sided games, with smaller pitches and goals and more emphasis on skills and technique, rather than victory.

The FA's director of football development, Sir Trevor Brooking, called the decision "as important ...

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