Children in football: Seen but not heard

Pitchford, Andy, Brackenridge, Celia, Bringer, Joy D., Cockburn, Claudi, Nutt, Gareth, Pawlaczek, Zofia and Russell, Kate ORCID: (2004) Children in football: Seen but not heard. Soccer & Society, 5 (1). pp. 43-60. ISSN 1466-0970

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Although the academic analysis of association football continues to proliferate, the experiences of children in this context appear to be of marginal concern to researchers and policy makers. Drawing on developments in the sociology of childhood and a review of football literature, this article analyses data from the first year of the English Football Association’s (FA) Child Protection Research Project, a five-year programme commissioned by the FA in order to assess the impact of their child protection policies and measures in both the professional and amateur game. The article argues for a new agenda for football-related research which challenges the problematic assumptions of many adult stakeholders, and which prioritizes research strategies that empower young football players at all levels of the sport.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: children,football ,child protection
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education and Lifelong Learning
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Sport, Health And Education
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2016 09:00
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2022 12:31
DOI: 10.1080/14660970512331390994

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