The Coolest Gym Equipment Feature This Year Making You the Hottest

Watch the calendar, now’s already the half of the year spent eating and partying, but where’s your new year’s resolution of losing weight? You may find yourself doing the face palm, which is a sign of disappointment and shame for yourself that you were not able to make the promise you made with no one but yourself…but hey! Today’s not too late for you to start, and with the help of the most amazing equipment newly discovered this year, you will find it really motivating and easy to cut that fat into pieces.

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All About Football

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This post was written by Sports and Safety Surfaces.

Football, also known as association football or soccer football or just plain soccer, is the world’s most popular sport. It is considered the most popular in a sense that it is the most played, the most watched and the most income generating sports in the whole world. Football news become the talk of the town, especially during the World Cup season. Played by millions and watched by billions, this game is played using a spherical ball with two teams, each of which, have eleven players. The sport is played on  rectangular field with a goal on both ends. The name of the game is to score points on the opposing goal by moving the ball using all body parts except the hand and arms. Only the goalkeeper who guard their goals are allowed to use their hands and arms during the game and they can only do so while they are in their penalty area.

This sport started in Europe, particularly in Britain. It was known as medieval football then. The modern version being played now started in the year 1863 when the Football Association in London was formed so that a more standardized version of the game could be played by various football clubs. There were a lot of rules and versions of the sport before the FA was formed and when their fifth meeting transpired, it was announced that there will be a different set of rules for football and for rugby, thus, the latter sport was disaccoicated from the former.

Football started to become a professional sport after the FA was pressured to accept professionalism. This was done in 1885. The rules were stricter then, like clubs were only allowed to pay players if they had either been born or had lived for two years within a six-mile radius of the ground. There was also a rule preventing professional players playing for more than one football club in a season without obtaining special permission and all professional players had to be registered with the F.A.

The world renowned FIFA or Fédération Internationale de Football Association was founded in 1904 and serves as the only organization that oversees worldwide football games. Although the first game the body presided was not very successful and even though FIFA almost got extinct, efforts to relaunch it after World War Two proved to be successful. The first World Cup was held in Uruguay in the 1930 and the popularity of the World Cup led to the creation of other football championship events like the Gold Cup in the US and the AFC Asian Cup in Asia. FIFA is still the best known soccer championship up until the present.

None league football (also spelled as non-league football) was one level down from the Premier League. It started to become commonly used in the year 1992, to differentiate those football clubs who were not part of The Football League (known as non-League clubs) since at the time, all the major football clubs in England were part of The Football League.

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How to Save a Football Club from Dying

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Joining and running a football club is not an easy task. Once you join a football club, you do not treat it only as a business. You treat the club and everyone else in it and associated with it as a family. It then becomes some sort of family business, where you have invested your heart, mind and finances in. You should also consider your fans as investors too. They have well invested their time and their support and even, at times, their money and of course, all they want in return is for the club to continue to exist, to continue to join competitions and for the players to make the games they watch as exciting and as rewarding as they possibly can.

In football news, it is always sad to hear if a football club ceases to exist. Whether your club is part of the league or a none league football club, a chunk of its continued existence will depend on how it is run. Personally, I think that a football club can be successful by following just about the same basic principles being applied to running successful businesses. These principles are the following: first, you need to appoint a chairperson, a manager who has knowledge and experience and common sense. Second, once this person is now successfully acting as the manager, we should not let go of him because continuity breeds success and it allows a good manager to buy into and develop an idea. Third, all funds raised by the club should be used for club purposes only (for example, paying of fees, hiring pitches, buying kits, etc) and last but not the least, the club should try to raise more funds by making their assets “sweat”. An example of this is by ensuring the most is made through shirt sponsorship opportunities and corporate sales.

The club’s officers should make sure that all funds that the club has raised should be reinvested in the team. There should be transparency as to how they are being used and no excuse should be made in using these funds for financing external, non football related purposes.

However, it is not only the club members, club officers and fans who have the responsibility of continuing the lifespan of a football club. The club’s country Football Association or FA and their Football League should also do their own share. How can they help? Well, in my opinion, some existing rules need to be amended or abolished. Like the transfer window rule, for example. If they remove the current rules applied to transfer windows, there will be a a continuing transfer market from the end of the season to the last weekend in March. This amendment, if done, will assure football clubs that they can operate on a level playing field.

All the aforementioned principles will definitely help the continuing existence of “dying” football clubs in one way or another. If sound management principles are used together with those ideas, we can provide a guarantee that all football clubs will continue to exist.

Football Club Kick Off

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Football or soccer tops the list of the world’s most popular sport, in whatever aspect you may want to measure it. Football has about 3.3 to 3.5 billion fans all around the world in almost all continents. They are particularly popular in Europe and in the South Americas and are slowly gaining a huge fan base in North America, Africa and Asia. Also known as association football, it is a sport played using a spherical ball passed about by two teams with eleven players on each team. There are about 250 million football players in more than two hundred countries and these numbers are only one of the reasons or factors why football has been labelled as the world’s most popular sport. When the World Cup is being played, football news is all that is being headlined in a lot of countries. If you are a football aficionado and you think you are a player with potential, you can either join an existing football club or better yet, you and your mates can start one.

Before going any further, you have to make sure you are serious about starting a football club because this would need your time, money and effort. First things first. You would need to make sure that you will have enough members to run the club on a volunteer basis and also, you need to make sure you would have members who have potential and passion in playing the game.

The Football Association or the FA has come up with a set of rules that you need to abide as a club. Once you get the wheels in motion, you would need to write the club constitution based on the rules that are already being applied by the FA. You would also need to elect club officials amongst yourselves and those people would become the chairperson, the treasurer and the secretary. Also, you would need to come up with a club name and insignia. Once this is done, you would then need to affiliate the club to your counties own Football Association and make known if you wish be part of a league or just be part of non league football.

After completing the aforementioned tasks, you and the rest of the club members would need to come up with ways to raise funds for the club. Running a football club is not free. There would be expenses even during the startup, which includes the FA affiliation fees, league membership fees. And when you start joining games and need practices, you would be spending for pitch hire charges, kits and insurance. You can start raising funds by deciding on membership or subscription fees and have the club treasurer set up a bank account under your club’s name. If subscription fees are not enough, you can come up with other fund raising activities for later.

Once everything will be in place, you can start training sessions once you made sure that you have hired a pitch and now would be time to obtain insurance as necessary. Each competition the club joins will have its own rules with regard to registration of players. All player discipline is administered by the County FA and the club secretary is responsible for ensuring all players are eligible to play.

So You Wanna set up a Football Club?

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Soccer, football, soccer football, grass roots football – whatever you want to call this sport, one thing is certain. It is the most popular sport on earth. Millions watch it. Millions are fanatics and the young and old alike, men and women of whatever age or race gather together from time to time to play the sport and just have good, clean fun. Football news are constant headlines in the sports channels like ESPN. This is especially applicable in Europe and in the South American countries. Now, to keep up with the demand, new teams are set up on a regular basis, so if you are one of the avid players of the sport and you want to set up a football club, ask yourself these two questions first: would there be enough players in my club with potential? Will I have enough people to volunteer to run the club? If the answers to these questions are a resounding “yes”, then you can go ahead and proceed.

Here’s the thing. You cannot just meet up with a couple of people and play football and then call yourselves a football club. If you want it to be official and everything, you would need to follow the rules created by The Football Association (FA). One of the first things you do is to create your own club constitution, which are within the rules of the FA. The second thing to be done is to appoint club officials. They would have to be volunteers. A football club should have the following officials: a Chairperson, a Treasurer and a Secretary. If members of the football club are minors, they need one other requirement to become official: a Club Welfare Officer and this person would need to have an FA CRB check since he or she will be working with children.

Once you have created your constitution and appointed club officers, you would then need to affiliate your club with your respective County Football Association. Why? Well, if you are officially affiliated with such, your club is better protected because it will serve as the quality control and the safety net to protect all the players, the club itself and its officials. Your County FA will also be suggesting which league you can join or whether you can just be part of non-league football.

Once these things have been completed and you become an official football club, you and your members can now start entering in competitions. Of course, you would need to understand the rules of the every competition that your club would be joining. The competition will be administering fixtures and they will be responsible to inform the clubs of any imminent game. If a game will be a home match, the club secretary will be responsible for arranging a pitch hire as well as being the one to notify the other team and the officials of the venue and time for kick off.  If your club will be playing a game away from home, the club officials will be the one to inform the players of the kick of time and should be the one to organize transportation if needed.