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The Football Association

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Contact Telephone
0800 169 1863

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Walking Football

Tuesday 26th September

Walking Football

Wednesday 27th September

Walking Football

Friday 29th September

Pan Football

Tuesday 26th September

A Better You - Ashby

Tuesday 3rd October

England v Slovenia

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 (19:45 - 21:50)

Lithuania v England

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 (17:00 - 19:10)

School Games Super-Series Final - Football

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 (16:00 - 18:00)

What is Football?

Football is widely considered to be the most popular sport in the world. The beautiful game is England's national sport

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"

Campaigns

Coaching Can

Coaching has long been considered to be about the development of skill in a sport. It has been about acquiring, honing and transferring these skills in the pursuit of athletic achievement.

GO GOLD Funding Programme

The aim of GO GOLD is to support talented young athletes, including those athletes who are being recognised by their National Governing Bodies as being our future Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth

Local Programmes

Leicester-Shire & Rutland GO GOLD Athletes

Take a look at the Profiles and Blogs of our current athletes, supported by the GO GOLD Funding Programme.

Local Mash-Up Sessions!

Football Mash is an exciting opportunity for 14-16 year olds that runs after school on school or community sites that young people can come along to with their mates.

School Games (Leicester-Shire & Rutland)

A unique opportunity to motivate and inspire young people to take part in more competitive school sport.

Team Leicestershire

'Team Leicestershire' is the umbrella Association for all traditional competitive school sport in secondary schools across Leicestershire, Leicester City and Rutland.

Trans World Educational Experiences

Trans World (TWEDEX) are one of the biggest providers of sports tours, aimed to educate, empower and inspire the minds of young people.

National Programmes

FA Skills

The FA Skills is a unique football coaching programme that gives 5-11s of all abilities the opportunity to get active, learn new football skills and enjoy the game.

Football Mash Up

Football Mash is an exciting opportunity for 14-16 year olds that runs after school on school or community sites that young people can come along to with their mates.

Just Play! Kickabouts

Just Play is about playing football. Simple as that.

TEAM19

TEAM19 is a free national intra-college football programm

Local Contacts

Fay Longdon

Football Development Officer (Recreation)

Leicestershire & Rutland County FA

Telephone
0116 284 5931

Joe Dunmore

Senior Football Development Officer (Quality)

Leicestershire & Rutland County FA

Telephone
0116 284 4950

Philippa Bass

Disability Football Development Officer

Leicestershire & Rutland County FA

Telephone
0116 284 4952

Shaun Waite

Football Development Officer (Participation)

Leicestershire & Rutland County FA

Telephone
0116 284 4951

Partners

  • Sport England
    Leicester City Council
    Melton Borough Council
    County Sport Network
    Equality Standard
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Charnwood Borough Council
    Harborough District Council
    East Midlands Platform
    Safeguarding
  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Leicestershire County Council
    Blaby District Council
    QUEST
    Age UK L&R
  • British Heart Foundation
    North West Leicestershire District Council
    Loughborough University
    Rutland County Council

Partners

  • Melton Borough Council
    Age UK L&R
  • Charnwood Borough Council
    North West Leicestershire District Council
  • County Sport Network
    Rutland County Council
  • Safeguarding
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Harborough District Council
    East Midlands Platform
  • Blaby District Council
    Leicester City Council
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Sport England
  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    QUEST
  • Equality Standard
    British Heart Foundation
  • Loughborough University