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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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Blind Football

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.

Virtual Together Lockdown Challenge

Thu, 14 Jan 2021

It has never been more important for you and your family to remain physically active. Physical activity is good for the mind and body and so, throughout this Lockdown we are encouraging you to keep

Daily Boost

The Daily Boost aims to encourage children and young people to do 15 minutes of organised activity at school every day, benefiting their long-term physical and mental health and wellbeing.

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.

National Governing Bodies

The Football Association

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Contact Telephone
0800 169 1863
Future Pro

Future Pro

With an experienced background in youth development, here at Future Pro we take care of your every needs from grassroots to professional football. We have everything you need to start your journey as a footballer and athlete developing a well-rounded appr

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.

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.

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 & The FA Facilities Fund

Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund

The Premier League and The FA Facilities Fund Small Grants Scheme awards grants of up to £10,000 for the provision of capital items, or to refurbish/improve existing facilities. The aims of this scheme are to: Support the growth of football clubs and activity, Prevent a decline in football participation and Make improvements to facilities to address any health and safety issues.

The Shared Access Scheme

The Shared Access Scheme

Free floodlights for local football clubs which will also house wireless antennae to enable broadband coverage.

Assistant Foundation/Youth Development Phase Physiotherapist

Aston Villa Football Club is seeking a motivated, driven, enthusiastic and proactive individual to join the Academy Sports Science and Medical Department to assist in the development and delivery of the physiotherapy provision to the Foundation (FP) and Youth Development Phase (YDP) squads.

Women & Girls Development Officer

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a passionate, enthusiastic and driven individual to join our team!

Assistant Lead Phase Scout U9-11

To assist the Lead Phase Scout U9-11 and help coordinate the Academy Scouting operation and gain market intelligence for Manchester United Football Club in the North West region. To work closely with the Lead Phase Scout U9-11 and offer support to the other Lead Phase Scouts within the club. Contribute to the management of the club’s local casual scouting network.

Expert Football Coaching Professional/ Developer

We have many opportunities and vacancies nationally and some limited roles abroad that will be created over the coming months. To express your interest please fill out the form and send your CV to expertfootballcoaches@gmail.com Some of the benefits to working for us are:
• Fair and generous compensation for part time roles
• Ability to plan, implement and process the work in your own time around current work/roles
• On- going training, education and support
• Extended network opportunities
• Exemplary reference and testimonial from EFC to help you with your career

Chair of the Somerset Football Association’s Inclusion Advisory Group

This role is imperative to the effective running of our organisation and will help shape the organisation’s direction of travel to ensure children, young people and adults of all backgrounds and communities can access high quality opportunities. The chairperson will lead the Inclusion Advisory Group to support our organisation in updating and delivering our Equality Action Plan and support projects across the organisation in helping to continue to achieve the Equality Standards for sport.

Leicestershire & Rutland County FA

0116 286 7828

http://www.leicestershirefa.com/

Partners

  • Equality Standard
    Active Partnerships
    Blaby LSA
    Leicestershire County Council
    Charnwood LSA
  • Active Hinckley and Bosworth
    Active Leicester
    Melton LSA
    Active Rutland
    Active Oadby and Wigston
  • Safeguarding
    Harborough LSA
    Sport England
    NWL LSA

Partners

  • Harborough LSA
    Active Oadby and Wigston
  • Safeguarding
    Active Rutland
  • Active Partnerships
    Equality Standard
  • Charnwood LSA
    Active Hinckley and Bosworth
  • NWL LSA
    Active Leicester
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Blaby LSA
  • Melton LSA
    Sport England