Results of the McDonald's Worcester & District Football League Player Survey 2018

Thank you to all those who took the time to participate in this survey.

A total of 15 questions were asked and 324 responses were received from 53 teams.

The results of the survey will be analysed and discussed at our next Management Committee meeting. Any agreed recommendations for the future, will be notified to you all in due course.

 

Which Worcester League football team do you play for, or are associated with?

GROSVENOR SPORTS F.C.

19

MALVERN VALE F.C.

5

THE BELL F.C.

16

FC STAR & GARTER

5

GLOSTER ARMS F.C.

15

DRAKES BROUGHTON RANGERS RES F.C.

5

GDL ATHLETIC F.C.

13

DROITWICH SPA EAGLES F.C.

5

HORNETS F.C.

12

HALLOW VILLAGE F.C.

5

EXPRESS FALCONS F.C.

11

LOWER TEME & MARTLEY F.C. RESERVES

4

DRAKES BROUGHTON RANGERS F.C.

10

PERDISWELL COLTS F.C.

4

NEW INN ATHLETIC F.C.

10

EATON F.C.

4

CALLOW END F.C.

9

AFC CLAINES

4

FC MALVERN

9

LOWER TEME & MARTLEY F.C.

4

WORCESTER SAINTS F.C.

9

UPTON SNODSBURY F.C.

3

FREEMASONS ARMS F.C.

8

MASONS F.C.

3

PERSHORE TOWN EAGLES F.C.

8

HALLOW F.C.

3

N/A

8

DROITWICH SPA EAGLES F.C. RES.

3

BREWERS SAINTS F.C.

7

COLWALL ST JAMES F.C.

3

SEBRIGHT ARMS F.C.

6

POWICK F.C.

3

AFC MAZAK

6

NORTHSIDE F.C.

3

ARROW F.C.

6

RIVERSIDE F.C.

3

NORTHWICK SAINTS F.C.

6

COLWALL WANDERERS F.C.

3

FERNHILL HEATH ATHLETIC F.C.

6

Other None Worcester League Team

2

PRINCE OF WALES F.C.

6

EATON RESERVES F.C.

2

FC KORONO

6

KEMPSEY COLTS UNITED F.C.

2

MALVERN RADAR YOUTH F.C.

6

VBL SPORTS F.C.

2

WARNDON VILLAGES F.C.

6

NEW INN SPORTS (MALVERN) F.C.

2

SPA ROVERS F.C.

5

ST JOHNS COLTS F.C.

2

WORCESTER CITY WANDERERS F.C.

5

PERRYWOOD F.C.

1

ST JOHNS F.C.

5

CLIFTON ROVERS F.C.

1

WORCESTER ATHLETIC F.C.

5

 

Very Poor

 

 

 

Excellent

 

 

 

 

 

Very Poor

 

 

 

 

Excellent

Strongly Disagree

 

 

 

 

Strongly Agree


Other responses included the following:

Pitch quality

4

Lack of changing facilities

2

Standard of facilities

1

All of the above without "the oppositions behaviour"

1

Games called off

1

General player behaviour - on both sides. Too many players blame everyone else for own failings.

1

Freezing cold weather

1

I feel each side should at least provide somewhere to get changed.

1

Nothing

1

It would be a combination of opposition behaviour and poor standard of match officials. Match officials give out more yellow cards to players who criticise their decision making than for tackles that deserve a yellow.

1

Playing on uneven pitches that prevent me from feeling comfortable controlling the ball. Behaviour of the players is disgraceful (only option above is for opposition)

1

Quality of the players

1

Lack of commitment from others

1

The arrogance of people in the game generally coupled with the fact that grown adults struggle to come to terms with defeat.

1

Costing of fines for yellow cards. Poor standard of officials giving out yellow cards when yes in professional they maybe yellow cards but they come with a fine which then adds up to the cost of playing football to be too expensive

1

Although the behaviour of some teams is pathetic and childish with their aggressive nature towards match officials and other players. Not all teams are like this but it does put you off playing. I personally believe most match officials are intimidated by these teams and are not strong enough to deal with them, this results in games getting out of hand with tackles flying in all over the place and the game getting dangerous. Also, the facilities in the last 7/8 years I have been playing in Worcester are non-existent. 90% of teams have no changing facilities and the ones that do are a rundown portacabin

1

There always seem to be certain teams that are not playing in the right division and win every game with too big a margin.

1

Time away from family on weekend

1

Mismatched ability in divisions

1

Other responses included the following:

teams getting put in wrong league and getting ****** every week that’s why they fold. and team signing better players on after they been put in a lower league

1

Player commitment, cost of pitches/officials

1

Cost of facilities

1

The national team not doing well, doesn't encourage younger kids to play. Also, not enough younger kids coming through to replace players that are retiring, possibly due to kids being more interested in gaming and technology than going down the park like we did

1

Getting enough players playing week in week out

1

Not enough is being done to encourage youth to play football.

1

I personally believe there is too much of a gulf of quality in the divisions. It’s not enjoyable when a team gets thrashed every week which is probably a big reason as to why some teams fold. Rather than preseason friendlies, could a variety of matches be set up where teams are judged on what league they should be in? It’s obvious some teams are far too good for a league after a couple of games. Having more competitive leagues would help hugely

1

Player commitment & state of pitches

1

Rising costs of playing, social aspects/player behaviour & respect, lack of 'friendly' play options

1

Combination of the above, plus the rise of more convenient small sided organised leagues such as Leisure Leagues

1

State of facilities and anti-social behaviour. For Sunday league, the standard of refereeing in Worcester and actually very good for the majority

1

And antisocial behaviour

1

State of facilities, behaviour and standard of officiating

1

Mixed standards. When leagues have teams that are much better than everyone else (or much worse) interest wanes. This applies all the way through to junior football. Players want to believe that they can win and are not going to get stuffed every week. Where this is happening, the league should act faster to change the structure of league to make it fairer for ALL teams.

1

The cost isn’t an issue, if players enjoy the football they will play. The problem is a combination of the other four options.

1

Money and assistance in getting the right facilities and putting more energy into development and opportunities

1

Work/family commitments

1

Not a clue, just turn up and play

1

Not enough investment in to grass roots and lack of coaches for kids

1

 

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