Devon FA Roadshow Evaluations Part One

Devon FA February Roadshows Stats and Evaluations (Part 1) - Interactive Questions Results

And that’s our February Roadshows all done and dusted.

As part of our Interactive Roadshows for 2017 we’ve travelled to every corner of the county, supplying clubs throughout Devon with new knowledge on certain subjects such as the Whole Game System, Finding Volunteers and allowing clubs to have their say in a Q&A session.

We started the process by holding our first roadshow at County HQ in Newton Abbot where a mixture of Youth and Adult Clubs attended with great incentive to listen and learn, the same can be said for every area of the county as we then moved onto Crediton United Football Club, Park Community School in Barnstaple, Parkway Sports and Social Club in Plymouth and finally ended our roadshows at Ottery St. Mary Football Club.

This has been a great opportunity for the county and clubs to support each other and listen to what each other had to say. All clubs conducted themselves brilliantly throughout and we’ve consequently received brilliant feedback.

These roadshows haven’t been a one-of people, as we will soon be arranging June roadshows where we want even more club representatives to enjoy and learn more before the new season.

Here are all the statistics which were collected throughout the Roadshows:

Results of the Interactive Session where Clubs were asked; Would you want extra time in County Cup Games? Would you want rolling subs in County Cup Games? What areas of Volunteering are required at your Club? Are you now comfortable using the Whole Game System? Are you interest in a Midweek under 18 League?

Collecting these results will give the County good insight into what clubs think are important to focus on. By asking every area of County these questions will allow evaluation and critical thinking, therefore, progress can be made on positive or negative feedback.

The extra time, rolling subs, comfortable using Whole Game and Under 18 Midweek questions were a simple; Yes or No answer given by clubs.

In the results below you can see that the majority of clubs are in favour of keeping extra time in County Cup fixtures, this question was to determine whether the extra 30 minutes for grassroots teams is seen as a hindrance – with the South area being more in favour.

Rolling substitutions in adult County Cups brought negative feedback – as the majority of clubs were against the idea of allowing this to happen, with the East area majority voting against the idea.

The Whole Game System is a programme which is designed to help clubs fill in important information at the click of a button; adding suspensions, paying for fines, sorting discipline and many other factors. However, after conducting a 45 minute live presentation on the Whole game System at our Roadshows, proves that almost every person attending the roadshows are more than comfortable using the programme – with the North and East areas 100% comfortable.

With young men at the age of seventeen/eighteen, it’s our duty to maintain a high participation rate in adult football, however we asked the questions whether clubs would be in favour of competing in an Under 18 Midweek League – the results were varied with the Central and East areas being in favour of the idea, whilst the South and West were against an Under 18 Midweek League.

We'll now look into these results and find the best possible solution for a better future for grassroots football in the county.

To see our interactive percentage results please click on the document below, enjoy:

County HQ Club Voting Results

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