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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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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.

Snickers Just Play

The casual footballer has a chance to turn up to a venue and play football. The Snickers Just Play kickabout is recreational football as its best - it's about turning up for an hour of exercise and a

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.

This Girl Can

This Girl Can seeks to tell the real stories of women who get active or play sport in the way that’s right for them using images that show what activity really looks like in all its glory.

National Governing Bodies

The Football Association

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General Information
Contact Telephone
0800 169 1863
Hitting Covid-19 For Six

Hitting Covid-19 For Six

Over 65's Cricket & Multi Sport Programme. Social time & refreshments follows a fun, low intensity exercise session.

Family football at Lower Grange!

Family football at Lower Grange!

Come and enjoy a kick-about with other families in the Lower Grange area

Chair Based Exercise

Chair Based Exercise

Slow paced low Intensity activity session for people struggling with balance and co-ordination

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Premier League Stadium Fund

Premier League Stadium Fund

The Premier League Stadium Fund awards capital grants to clubs to support improvement of their stadium facilities for players, supporters and officials. Funding is available to clubs who play in Steps 1 to 6 of the National League System, Tiers 1 to 4 of the Women’s Football Pyramid and clubs promoted into the English Football League.

Barclays Community Football Fund

Barclays Community Football Fund

Sported have partnered with Barclays to launch the new Barclays Community Football Fund, offering small grants, training, kit and exclusive ticketing offers to make football more accessible in communities across the UK.

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.

Equality Diversity and Inclusion Manager

Sheffield United Football Club are looking for a highly motivated, progressive thinking Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager to join our team and share our passion for EDI. The successful candidate will be progress driven, taking responsibility for working to meet the requirements of the Equality Standard as directed by the football league.

Trustees - Suffolk FA

Suffolk FA are seeking two enthusiastic and experienced Trustees to support our motivated and collaborative Board of Trustees. As a member of the Board, you will need to be committed to delivering meaningful outcomes for Suffolk FA

Youth Football Coach

We are looking for (preferably) a Level 2 coach to run a team that competes in the JPL on a Saturday morning with training two evenings a week. You may however be a Level 1 with a view to progressing your qualifications.

There will also be opportunities to work with our Junior Youth Camp and getting involved with holiday camps during the holiday periods.

Enthusiasm is a must with the ability to build relationships with players.

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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