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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.

National Governing Bodies

The Football Association

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Contact Telephone
0800 169 1863

Worcester Community Trust

Worcester Community Trust runs six Community Centres in Worcester. We have facilities available for hire for Sports Clubs from Meeting Rooms to Small Sports Halls and a 3G Synthetic Pitch. If you need a venue in Worcester please do not hesitate to contact

Malvern Vale Football Club

Adult non-league Football Club, based in Malvern, currently providing both Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning open aged competitive football.

Vision Sports Academy CIC

Vision Sports Academy CIC (VSA) is a Birmingham based sports coaching social enterprise, more specifically a community interest company which tackles social objectives & reinvests profits back into the community.

Leominster Town Football Club

Leominster Town Football Club currently provide football for all ranging from 3 years olds to adults.

Herefordshire Football Association

Our mission is to develop, promote and support football in Herefordshire. We organise and administer competitions, leagues and cups for our clubs, grow participation, educate coaches and referees, provide help and advice and much more.

Dream Chaser Youth Club

DCYC established in 2016 by Ms Asha Ali Rage, a Somali mother with a group of disadvantage children at Small Heath leisure center, she provides football, netball and basketball session every Friday, Saturday & Sunday, she is trained and qualified coach &

Hereford Lads Club Ladies FC

We are a Hereford based Ladies football team, who play on Sunday afternoons in a competitive league.

Leagues4you

We provide professionally run leagues for people who want to play their chosen sport competitively (but not too competitively!) and without hassle. You can play sport, keep fit, socialise with your friends and have a huge amount of fun in the process!

Halo Leisure

Halo is a registered charity and social enterprise running 20 leisure centres. We are a 'not for profit' organisation, with no shareholders. The money we make is ploughed back into the facilities. This allows us to keep costs low a

Only Girls Allowed - Dines Green

Only Girls Allowed - Dines Green

Bringing girls and women of all ages together, giving you the confidence to join in new sports and exercise within the local area.

Only Girls Allowed - Sixways Stadium

Only Girls Allowed - Sixways Stadium

Bringing girls and women of all ages together, giving you the confidence to join in new sports and exercise within the local area.

Only Girls Allowed

Only Girls Allowed

Bringing girls and women of all ages together, giving you the confidence to join in new sports and exercise within the local area.

Only Girls Allowed - Kidderminster

Only Girls Allowed - Kidderminster

Bringing girls and women of all ages together, giving you the confidence to join in new sports and exercise within the local area.

Youth Sports Club

Youth Sports Club

Come and join in with a variety of sports including football, dodgeball, basketball, handball and more.

Acocks Green Saturday Football Centre

Acocks Green Saturday Football Centre

Vision Sports Academy CIC - OFSTED Registered.
Weekly fun football sessions in a learning environment.
Fully qualified and DBS cleared coaches.

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.

Senior Designer

We have an exciting opportunity for a talented Senior Designer to join our creative design team based at Villa Park, working on a range of exciting campaigns.

Marketing Executive

We have an exciting opportunity for a Marketing Executive to work within our Marketing team based at Villa Park.

Head Futsal and Football Coach

Seeking Head Coach for Breakfast / After School Club, Development Centre, Team Training, Futsal Fundamentals, S.E.N sessions. Nicole’s Futsal Finesse Training is looking for enthusiastic individuals to deliver quality training to engage and develop ages 2 – Adult to reach their full potential.

Nicole’s Futsal can support staff, whether a seasoned pro or just starting your coaching journey, with elite knowledge and international experience from a professional Futsal and Football background. The successful candidate joining NFFT will be recognised for high standards and will be responsible to plan and review session delivery for best practice.

Assistant Futsal & Football Coach

Seeking Assistant Coach for Breakfast / After School Club, Development Centre, Team Training, Futsal Fundamentals, S.E.N sessions. Nicole’s Futsal Finesse Training is looking for enthusiastic individuals to assist, engage and improve individuals Aged 2 - Adult to reach their full potential.

Nicole’s Futsal can support staff, whether a seasoned pro or just starting your coaching journey, with elite knowledge and international experience from a professional Futsal and Football background.

Game On England – Freelance Lead / Assistant Football Coach Vacancies (East Midlands)

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust Game On programme is an award winning sport for change programme established in 2007.

We are looking to recruit committed, experienced and enthusiastic qualified coaches to join our pool of freelance coaches to deliver Game On England sessions in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire’s coalfields on behalf of The Coalfields Regeneration Trust.