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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, fund 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.

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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Holy Spirit Celtic Sports Club

Youth Football - Grassroots Club with 27 teams. FA Charter Status
Linked to HSCSC Cricket and Golf Teams

Attenborough Colts FC

Attenborough Colts FC

Youth football club in the Chilwell, Attenborough and Beeston area

AJ SPORT

AJ SPORT

AJ Sport is a community sport academy created to interact with young people. Our aim is to encourage young people to become more active and provide them with an opportunity to have fun and build friendships.

The National Church of England Academy

The National Church of England Academy

Prime sports facilities that are available for hire to the local community in the evenings and the weekends.

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Kirkby Colts Fc

We are a football club that consists of an u17's , u7's and mini's aged 3-7 yr olds development sessions.

Homeless Football Session

Homeless Football Session

Social Football for Homeless and Vulnerably housed

AFC Andrews Disability Football Session

AFC Andrews Disability Football Session

Social Football for adults with learning disabilities

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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.

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.

Football Foundation - Small Grants

Football Foundation - Small Grants

Small grants scheme offers grants of up to £25,000 for items that will help support your club from the restart and beyond. Whether you want to score your goals in style with some new goalposts or need some new maintenance machinery to keep your groundsman happy.

Lead Coach

Derby County Community Trust has a fantastic opportunity for an experienced, passionate, and committed individual to join their Schools and Coaching department

Partnership Account Manager

The partnerships department is responsible for acquiring and managing the commercial partners of Aston Villa Football Club. The partnership management team are the gatekeepers for delivering partnership rights and therefore work closely with all areas of the Football Club. The team works at a fast pace and due to the nature of delivering partnerships activations across a broad spectrum of brands, working days and projects will be extremely varied.

Investigations Officer

Berks & Bucks County Football Association is seeking to appoint an experienced and motivated investigator or administrator with a passion for grassroots football to join us as a full-time Football Investigations Officer.

Commercial Director

Berks & Bucks FA is inviting applications to join the Board of Directors at Berks & Bucks Football Association. We are looking for individuals with skills and experience in Commercial development who have a passion for developing grassroots football opportunities across the Counties of Berkshire & Buckinghamshire.

Nottinghamshire FA

Meet the Team

0115 9837400

http://www.nottinghamshirefa.com/more/meet-the-team