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

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Blind Football

An Overview of Football

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"

Find Football Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

This Girl Can

Tue, 01 Sep 2020

No one gets to choose how you exercise other than you. Your body, your call. And whatever that looks like, we think it’s worth celebrating.

The FA Snickers Just Play!

The FA Snickers Just Play! gives the casual footballer a chance to turn up to a venue and play football.

National Governing Bodies

The Football Association

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Telephone
0800 169 1863
Worsbrough Bridge Athletic Football Club

Worsbrough Bridge Athletic Football Club

Our Vision is to be a financially sustainable, community-focused club, playing at the highest possible level in English football.

Premier League Kicks

Premier League Kicks

Premier League Kicks is a sport and physical activity programme aimed at young people aged 10-19. Sessions are varied based on participant needs and the group is split into appropriate ages.

The Kicks ethos harnises the power of sport to change behaviour, develop skills, build confidence and provide opportunities to those in areas of need.

Football Stadia Improvement Fund

Football Stadia Improvement Fund

Funded by the Premier League, the Football Stadia Improvement Fund awards capital grants to EFL, National League, Women's Pyramid and Welsh Premier League down to the lower levels of the FA National League System.

Club Cashback Scheme

Club Cashback Scheme

The Club Cashback Scheme is a partnership between the Foundation and Club Website to support local clubs, raise much needed funds, and ensure future sustainability within the grassroots game.

Premier League & FA Facilities Fund

Premier League & FA Facilities Fund

Not for profit organisations that are looking to refurbish their existing or develop new football facilities can apply for grants of up to £10,000 through the Football Foundation's Premier League & the FA Facilities Fund Small Grants Scheme.
The funding is available for the provision of capital items, or to refurbish/improve existing facilities.

Grassroots Football Fund

Grassroots Football Fund

Grassroots Football have teamed up with the Utilita Energy High 5 movement to launch the Grassroots Fund, providing support to grassroots clubs, leagues and volunteers who need the help.

Premier League Fans Fund

Premier League Fans Fund

A commitment from the Premier League to fund projects and organisations that improve the relationship between fans and their clubs.

Trainee Expert Football Coaching Professional

Job Summary:
Expert Football Coaches Ltd. (Non-profit) will implement an educational pathway supported by our I.N.S.P.I.R.E.D Expert System© of Football Coaching Accreditation is a prestigious system that teaches football coaches how to deliver high-quality and high-performance football practice sessions on a consistent basis.
At Expert Football Coaches (EFC) we have 3 levels of coaching for you to progress through.

HOW TO APPLY

This role is part of the Government’s Kick-start scheme. As a result, it is only available to 16-24 year olds on Universal Credit. Please check you’re eligible with the Job Centre before you apply, the if qualify send CV/Covering Letter to info@expertfootballcoaches.com

Men's Head Football Coach

Loughborough University is looking for an enthusiastic, self motivated and talented coach to lead the men's football programme as part of a strategy to develop student football players and the wider footballing workforce.

Board Safeguarding Champion (Volunteer)

LRCFA is inviting applications to join the Board of Directors as a Safeguarding Champion. We are looking for individuals with skills and experience in safeguarding children, young people (under the age of 18) and adults at risk, who have a passion for developing grassroots football in Leicestershire & Rutland.

Interventions Coach (Full Time)

Job title: Interventions Coach (Full Time)

Hours of work: 35 hours per week (Includes evenings & weekends)

Contract: Fixed Term 3 Years Contract

Salary: £18,500 to £19,425 per annum depending on experience

Location: Villa Park

Closing Date: Sunday 14 March 2021

Interview Date: W/c 29 March 2021

Interventions Coach (Part Time)

Job title: Interventions Coach (Part Time)

Hours of work: 15 hours per week (Includes evenings & weekends)

Contract: Fixed Term 2 Years Contract

Salary: £7,928.57 to £8,325 per annum depending on experience

Location: Villa Park

Closing Date: Sunday 14 March 2021

Interview Date: W/c 29 March 2021

Andrew Wadsworth

West Riding County FA Football Development Manager

01132 822 358 or 07779809567

Eva Maria Egginton

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

0114 2615500

http://www.sheffieldfa.com

Jack Matthews

County Development Manager

07792 026798

http://www.sheffieldfa.com

Jason White

Disability Football Development Officer

0114 2615507

http://www.sheffieldfa.com

Joanne de Tute

West Riding County FA Senior Development Officer

01132 821 22 opt 1 or 07779809566

Mark Wozniak

Sheffield & Hallamshire FA - Football Development Officer

0114 2615515

http://www.sheffieldfa.com

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