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'A winning mentality'
« on: May 11, 2008, 09:19:22 PM »
Wembley Stadium was the venue for another historic moment in the history of English football on Tuesday afternoon as The FA’s Vision for the next four years was unveiled.

FA Chairman Lord Triesman and Chief Executive Brian Barwick announced The FA’s aims for the coming years at Wembley where they were joined by England Manager Fabio Capello, Under-21s Coach Stuart Pearce, and England stars Joe Cole and Theo Walcott.

The Vision sets out the goals that The FA is committed to delivering by 2012.
“Our vision is for ‘One FA’,” said Lord Triesman, “where every priority is approached with the same winning mentality, from the senior England men’s team to every child in our game - the desire to do the very best that we can.

“We know that football can be a great ambassador for the world of sport and the best social values that sport can inspire: learning, health, social inclusion and decent personal behaviour.”

The FA has set out a series of Major Milestones that will be the foundation of their Vision:-

England’s senior men and women’s teams qualifying for major competitions and reaching the semi-finals at least, by 2012.
Successfully bid to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Partnership with the Premier League and the Football League making clear, reported progress on major joint ventures in 2008 and 2009.
Commercial/Broadcast revenues increased by a substantial amount at the next review date in 2011.
National Football Centre operating by 2010.
One million five-eleven year olds trained through The FA Tesco Skills Programme by 2010.
125,000 existing teams retained and 20,500 new teams created by 2012.
26,000 referees retained and an additional 8,000 referees recruited by 2012.
RESPECT campaign improves overall disciplinary performance by 25 per cent by 2012.
Consistently increased distribution to the game by 2012.
Development and continued success of women’s football.
Wembley achieving an annual operating profit by 2012.
The FA’s move to Wembley completed and Investors in People accreditation achieved by 2010.
Approval rating of The FA shown to improve year-on-year through the strategic period.
“Football has a special place in English hearts, and opinions on it are easy to find,” said Barwick.

 “We have spent the last year asking football people what they want from their FA, and the messages have been loud and clear. English football is looking to The FA to do what is right for the whole of the game; to nurture and protect its future.”

He added: “There are some significant challenges but we are confident of tackling them. We want to raise our standards, for the benefit of those involved in the game and to attract others to it. We want to give England the best-possible chance of winning, and combine it with the success of English clubs.

“We want to retain the unique depth of English football and the strength of its greatest assets.”

“Our strategic vision extends from the grassroots to the elite of English football, like The FA itself. With the co-operation of the ‘football family’ we can achieve our goals.”

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Re: 'A winning mentality'
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2008, 09:21:34 PM »