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What is Football?

Football is widely considered to be the most popular sport in the world. The beautiful game is England's national sport

It's fast, skilful, fun and open to everyone. Most of us have kicked a football around at some point. One of the real beauties of the game is that it can be a sport for life. Friends and children in the park, jumpers for goalposts. Its free, fun and one of the best ways to keep fit and healthy.

The FA, the governing body of football in England, is responsible for developing and regulating the game at all levels from international football to the grassroots.

There are six international disability squads, one for each specific impairment. These squads represent England in friendly internationals as well as in European and World Championships.

Benefits

Increase endurance

  • Increase agility
  • Develop physical coordination
  • Build muscle strength
  • Players remain in constant motion, with about five miles typically run in a 90-minute, 11-a-side game, burning approximately 630 calories.

Costs

Whilst Football can be played anywhere for free wherever there is a space to play, some costs to consider when trying Football for the first time.

Ball

A football costs between £20-£60 depending on the ball. Some leisures can provide balls if a pitch is booked out.

Location
Can be free or you can book a pitch for an average £25-£50.

Involvement

Most villages have a local football team for all ages. Many English schools now provide football as part of the School curriculum.

Look out for "5 A Side" posters in your area. You'll find groups of people decide to set up their own leagues to play.

Equipment

You should consider buying decent shinpads and football boots. Most major sports retailers can provide you with information required on what will suit you best.

Facts

  • Football first appeared on the Olympic programme in Paris in 1900.
  • The German word for Football is "Fußball"

Campaigns

Coaching Can

Coaching has long been considered to be about the development of skill in a sport. It has been about acquiring, honing and transferring these skills in the pursuit of athletic achievement.

National Programmes

FA Skills

The FA Skills is a unique football coaching programme that gives 5-11s of all abilities the opportunity to get active, learn new football skills and enjoy the game.

Football Mash Up

Football Mash is an exciting opportunity for 14-16 year olds that runs after school on school or community sites that young people can come along to with their mates.

Just Play! Kickabouts

Just Play is about playing football. Simple as that.

TEAM19

TEAM19 is a free national intra-college football programm

Local Contacts

Andrew Wadsworth

West Riding County FA Football Development Manager

Telephone
01132 822 358 or 07779809567

Eva Maria Egginton

Girl's, Women's and Inclusion Football Development Officer

Telephone
0114 2615500
Url
http://www.sheffieldfa.com

Jack Matthews

County Development Manager

Telephone
07792 026798
Url
http://www.sheffieldfa.com

Jason White

Disability Football Development Officer

Telephone
0114 2615507
Url
http://www.sheffieldfa.com

Joanne de Tute

West Riding County FA Senior Development Officer

Telephone
01132 821 22 opt 1 or 07779809566

Mark Wozniak

Sheffield & Hallamshire FA - Football Development Officer

Telephone
0114 2615515
Url
http://www.sheffieldfa.com

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