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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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General Information
Contact Telephone
0800 169 1863

Nunnery Wood Sports Complex

Nunnery Wood Sports Complex is located to the rear of Nunnery Wood High School off Spetchley Road. The site benefits from leafy surroundings, being adjacent to both the Nunnery Woods themselves, and Worcester Countryside Centre.

Northfield Little League Football

Northfield Little League is a non profitable charity which provides football to children between the ages of 8-14 years of age, regardless of their ability.

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.

Malvern Vale Football Club

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

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!

AU Sport & Education

A sports coaching partnership offering school sport provision, specialist cricket coaching and school holiday sports.

Wolves Community Trust

Wolves Community Trust is the registered charity of Wolverhampton Wanderers FC.

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.

CDA Assistant Manager

Club Doncaster

Assistant Centre Manager

Club Doncaster is the brand that connects Doncaster's elite sports teams and manages the delivery of events at Doncaster's Keepmoat Stadium, and associated Elite Performance Centre and Sports Village.

The facility itself expands beyond match day. We are a hub for the community and multi sports venue, we pride ourselves on working together across the Club Doncaster to engage and host our local teams and activities.

Level 1 or 2 Football Coach

Leeds United Foundation is currently having a recruitment drive for motivated, committed and hardworking individuals who are fully qualified to deliver high quality on our Girls programme. Most of the delivery would take place after-school / evening or weekend.

Head Coach (Football) (0.7 FTE, Annualised hours)

Head Coach (Football)
Leeds Beckett University – Sport and Active Lifestyles
Ref: SAL309872A
Part-time, 0.7 FTE, Annualised hours, permanent
Grade 6, £34,189 - £38,460 pro rata