Sport England cuts FA funding by £1.6m

The Football Association is to lose £1.6m of public funding because of a decline in the number of people playing the sport at amateur level.

Sport England, the body that distributes public money to increase sport participation, says the FA must change its grassroots strategy.

Golf, netball, hockey, mountaineering and rowing have also had funding cuts.

Sport England's chief executive Jennie Price told the BBC: "I think this is a serious message to the FA."