To: The Premier League
Premier League players to donate 1% of their wage to grass roots football
If each of the 25 players from the 20 Premier League squads donated just 1% of their salary to grass roots football it would generate an estimated £13,000,000 a year. This could revitalise football facilities across England, providing more affordable, more accessible and higher quality facilities for kids and adults.
Why is this important?
Football is the national game. In its many formats it can help with fitness, general mental and physical wellbeing as well as ensuring kids (and adults) maintain an active social circle in a world increasingly dominated by insular activities such as gaming and on demand TV and film.
FA football centres featuring quality 3g pitches and changing facilities are still too expensive and few and far between for many to utilise on a regular basis. Grass roots football suffers with constant postponements due to weather conditions throughout the winter. Access to more all weather 3g facilities can help alleviate this issue too
The FA recognise the above issues and have pursued the sale of the national stadium (Wembley) with the aim of addressing these issues. This 1% donation could alleviate the need to pursue a sale of Wembley.