Bobby - yes mate!
However the most important bit was here:
This is the big picture here. We need to fill in the gap between these two worlds.CannonBallGuy wrote:there are really only two very distinct ends to table football in the UK: The Pro end and Geoff's college end?
Bugger - all this ranting has made me decide to actually start up this Grass Roots thing for real now (I'm possibly ready). So...
I'm looking for volunteers!
Are you passionate about the game of foosball in this country? Do you want to help address the current decline in the UK? Do you wish there was a foosball venue with a regular night near you?
I'm looking for volunteers to help sort out our game. I want to get a LOT of people involved. The more people involved, the less work for everybody. I will be looking for regional representatives to help initialise progress in different areas. By breaking up the country into small chunks we will find it a lot easier to tackle the issues UK foosball is facing, and by working together in this group we can bounce ideas off each other to find the best way to proceed.
Even if you don't think that you could do much actively but still have some good ideas that you're willing to share you are welcome to join and contribute.
EVERYONE on here has the same wish that foosball was a lot bigger in this country, so let's try to make it happen!
If you would like to join the Youth and Grass Roots Development Working Group, please PM me and I will add you.
I will post more (and give this its own thread) tomorrow as I'm quite tired now. If you have any questions etc don't hesitate to ask.