iPlayer Radio What's New?
Listen
On Now : In Touch
Audio description; Arts access in Australia; Reunited after 50 years
Image for Football's Home Fans

Listen now 30 mins

Listen in pop-out player

Last on

Sat 1 Dec 2012 10:30 BBC Radio 4

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 01 December 2012

One of the most embarrassing moments in Ian Stone's life was when a coach made him player of the season in front of his team mates. The coach was his dad. Ian was 22. Now Ian is a football dad himself (and a comedian and broadcaster) and, in Football's Home Fans, he investigates the rapidly changing world of children's football. From campaigns to improve parents' behaviour on the touchline, to bans on league tables for younger players, many in the game believe we're at the start of a new era. Ian tours the touchline, talking to parents as they stand behind plastic barriers, trying not to shout "get stuck in!" to a bunch of eight year olds. We ask whether the Football Association's Respect campaign has worked, learn about the work of the National Children's Football Alliance, and talk to the author and broadcaster Jim White, who spent years coaching his own son's team and then wrote a book about it.

Broadcasts

Featured in...

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss