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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.

National Governing Bodies

The Football Association

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Telephone
0800 169 1863

Ossett Albion Juniors

Ossett Albion Juniors are a FA Charter Standard Club and welcome boys and girls off all abilities from U6's to U17's. Sessions are carried out in a fun and safe environment with the emphasis on player development.

Bradford City Community Foundation

Community Department of Bradford City Football Club.
we coach in schools, support disability football and deliver education programmes

Football

Shelf United

Open Age, The club has 5 qualified coaches and 4 volunteers

Football

Headingley Rovers FC

Headingley Rovers are an amateur football club who play in the Harrogate Claro Sunday League.

We have club facilities at New Headingley Club, St Michaels Road, Headingley.

Our home games are played at Roundhay Park pitches.

Please see our website fo

Just Play Mars

Just Play Mars

Are you over 16 and just want to play football ? Then Just Play Mars provides just that..... A hour session for you to have a kick about at our fantastic facilities.

City Kick About

City Kick About

Our sessions are designed to be fun and engaging and very much like jumpers for goalposts style sessions. All sessions are drop in so feel free to come on down and bring your mates along as well!! Our coaches are very enthusiastic about these sessions and are committed to motivating and inspiring the young people that attend to do more than just play football.

City Kick About

City Kick About

Our sessions are designed to be fun and engaging and very much like jumpers for goalposts style sessions. All sessions are drop in so feel free to come on down and bring your mates along as well!! Our coaches are very enthusiastic about these sessions and are committed to motivating and inspiring the young people that attend to do more than just play football.

City Kick About

City Kick About

Our sessions are designed to be fun and engaging and very much like jumpers for goalposts style sessions. All sessions are drop in so feel free to come on down and bring your mates along as well!! Our coaches are very enthusiastic about these sessions and are committed to motivating and inspiring the young people that attend to do more than just play football.

City Kick About

City Kick About

Our sessions are designed to be fun and engaging and very much like jumpers for goalposts style sessions. All sessions are drop in so feel free to come on down and bring your mates along as well!! Our coaches are very enthusiastic about these sessions and are committed to motivating and inspiring the young people that attend to do more than just play football.

Football Foundation - Grow the Game

1:00am - Thu 31st December, 2020

The Foundation’s Grow the Game Scheme provides grants of up to £1,500 for the creation of new football teams and coaching qualifications, with money provided by The FA. The Scheme is delivered by the Foundation.

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.

Football Foundation - Respect Scheme

The FA and Foundation’s Respect barriers and Respect packs (made up of captains’ armbands, marshals’ bibs and Respect Signage) are available to football leagues and clubs to ensure there is good behaviour by players and parents alike in the grassroots game, with money provided by The FA and vouchers supplied by the Foundation.

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.

Budweiser Club Futures

The programme aims to help clubs become more financially sustainable and play a bigger role in their local community. This is aimed at Football Clubs (non –league clubs in steps 5-7) with funding available between £50,000 to £100,000.

Club Administrator

Anstey Nomads FC a successful and growing Grassroots Football Club has a vacancy for a full time paid administrator to aid the Clubs operations

Community Casual Driver

AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust are looking to recruit a driver on a casual basis to transport Community participants to various locations locally and nationally.

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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