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The Official FA Guide to Running a Club (FAFO) [Paperback]

Les Howie
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28 May 2004 FAFO

The official guides to success on and off the pitch.'

This Official Football Association series provides invaluable and essential advice and information about key football skills for anyone involved in football, of any age and level. The books are especially aimed at those involved in grassroots football, who may not have the back up and help that they might need to realise the full potential of their involvement in the game. Each book in this series is packed with practical exercises and features, information and expert advice, which will improve your understanding and enhance your ability and enjoyment of the world's greatest game.

A straightforward, lively and practical guide, this book details why you may want to start a club initially and gives comprehensive advice on how to get started and who you can turn to for help.

At a time when the financial aspects and problems surrounding football clubs can often overshadow the game itself, this book is essential reading for all those involved in the administrative side of the game in any way. It covers all areas of club management, from administration and finance to PR and marketing. It also has a chapter devoted to dealing with the most common problems and goes on to suggest how to develop the club for the future.

'Be a part of the game.



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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (28 May 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340816058
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340816059
  • Product Dimensions: 19.4 x 13 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 394,030 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Les Howie has worked at The Football Association for over five years and is responsible for the development of all clubs in the national game (non-professional game). His remit covers over 40,000 teams and his core roles and responsibilities are designing programmes and development strategies to raise the standards for all clubs below the Football League.

Les has played a key role in the Level 1 Club Coach course which had more than 20,000 participants last year and is also responsible for the management of The FA's new club administration course and EFCA (Effective Football Club Administration), The FA's current club administrative course.


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3.0 out of 5 stars It's Alright 10 July 2013
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Some useful information, but with the changes in FA governance rules, it could do with an updated version - this book is published in 2004.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Nice - but at a simple level! 13 Oct 2011
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A nice simple introduction to the operations of a grass roots football club.
As a volunteers of many years there were a few ideas I had not come across which was refreshing as books of this type tend to simply repeat the same old material.
One area I believe is overlooked is that of politics! Whilst no-one involved in grassroots football wants to admit it, no one can deny it is very common. Some discussion on how to avoid much of it (Open and Clear Communication and strong leadership for example) would have been an excellent addition.
All told a nice introduction to the subject.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Book review 15 Dec 2009
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This book is interesting but doesnot go deep enough into the running of a football club it is more in general how to run something !
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