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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.

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.

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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Leicester City Woodgate Inclusive Football Club

Leicester City Woodgate Inclusive Football Club provides football and playing opportunities for males and females who fall into impairment and special needs groups from 5yrs right through to Seniors.
Our provision aims to meet the needs of All of our pla

Morningside Arena Leicester

Morningside Arena Leicester

The Morningside Arena, Leicester is the largest and most flexible indoor space in the city of Leicester, and can be used for conferences, exhibitions, music and comedy events, large-scale dinners, celebrations, product launches, parties, weddings, or any

Abbey Park, Leicester

Abbey Park, Leicester

Abbey Park is Leicester’s premier park and lies approximately one mile north of the city centre.

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.

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.

The Shared Access Scheme

The Shared Access Scheme

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

Non Executive Director Positions (Voluntary)

LRCFA is inviting applications to for a Non-Executive Human Resources Director and a Non-Executive Finance Director with skills and experience who also have a passion for developing grassroots football in Leicestershire & Rutland.

Football Services Officer

LRCFA is inviting applications for the Full-Time position of Football Services Officer. We are looking for individuals with skills, knowledge and experience in Disciplinary related fields and who have a passion for driving safer practice in football across Leicestershire & Rutland. As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applications from all parts of the community.

Football Development Officer (Inclusion)

This fantastic opportunity reports directly to the Senior Football Development Officer (Participation) and offers the right candidate the chance to drive a culture of innovation, creativity and excellent customer engagement through successful delivery of the FA National Game Strategy and Company Business Strategy.

We are looking for someone who has a good understanding of all aspects of the grassroots game, has a passion for delivering outstanding customer service standards and has a desire to provide an engaging and bespoke service to underrepresented groups.

Football Services Administrator

This fantastic opportunity reports directly to the Senior Football Development Officer (Participation) and offers the right candidate the chance to drive a culture of innovation, creativity and excellent customer engagement through successful delivery of the FA National Game Strategy and Company Business Strategy.

We are looking for someone who has a good understanding of all aspects of the grassroots game, has a passion for delivering outstanding customer service standards and has a desire to provide an engaging and bespoke service to underrepresented groups.

Leeds United Girls Academy (RTC) – Development Phase Coach

To deliver practical football sessions in line with the Girls Academy (RTC) technical programme.
In addition to candidates’ ability to perform the duties of the post, the interview will also explore issues relating to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children including:
• Motivation to work with children and young people
• Ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children and young people.

Working hours: Mondays (7:00pm – 9:00) Wednesday (6:00pm-8:00pm) Thursdays (5:30 -7:30) Saturdays (9:00 – 12:00pm Fixture dependent).

Leicestershire & Rutland County FA

0116 286 7828

http://www.leicestershirefa.com/

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