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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.

Make your Move

Tue, 06 Nov 2018

The greatest benefits to our physical and mental health comes when we go from doing no physical activity at all to doing just a little bit!

National Governing Bodies

The Football Association

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Telephone
0800 169 1863

Oakfield Short Stay

Oakfield Short Stay School is for primary aged children who have been permanently excluded from school or are at risk of permanent exclusion.

AFC Barwell

AFC Barwell are a community charter standard football club operating in the Barwell & Earl Shilton Area, offering football coaching and matches to around 300 children, both girls and boys, between the ages of 3 and 18 years old.
Through the provision of

Coalville Town FC Ravenettes

Coalville Town Ravenettes are the fastest growing girls football team in the county.

Quorn Juniors Football Club

Providing Junior and Youth Football in the Charnwood Area for over 30 years

Walking Football

Walking Football

Walking Football is perfect for people who have injuries or who are over 50 and want the same feel as a real football game however less fast paced. Weekly session.

Walking Football

Walking Football

Walking Football is perfect for people who have injuries or who are over 50 and want the same feel as a real football game however less fast paced.

Walking Football

Walking Football

This is a minimal contact sport for over 50s (men and women) for those unable to play running football due to fitness and health levels. If you're still fit enough for normal soccer then, well done but, this club probably isn’t for you. Please arrive 15-30 mins earlier than KO for: Rules, & regs, pay subs, allocate teams, WARM-UP to reduce injuries! and ensure we have a full hour. Subs: Tuesdays / Fridays just £2 (On Mondays £4/£3). Contact Phil first before attending,

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.

Marketing Executive

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

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.

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.

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.

Marketing and Communications Executive

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented individual to take the lead on the marketing and promotion of our registered charity, The Huddersfield Town Foundation, whilst also working closely with the Club's established Marketing and Communications department.

The purpose of the role is to promote and communicate the activities of the Huddersfield Town Foundation, both internally around the club and externally to key stakeholders and supporters

To apply for this role, please contact the HR manager by email recruitment@htafcfoundation.com to request an application form

Leicestershire & Rutland County FA

0116 286 7828

http://www.leicestershirefa.com/

Partners

  • Sport England
    Harborough LSA
    Melton LSA
    NWL LSA
    Active Leicester
  • Active Rutland
    Charnwood LSA
    Blaby LSA
    O&W LSA
    Safeguarding
  • Active Partnerships
    H&B LSA
    Equality Standard
    Leicestershire County Council

Partners

  • Melton LSA
    Harborough LSA
  • Active Partnerships
    Active Rutland
  • Equality Standard
    H&B LSA
  • Sport England
    NWL LSA
  • Safeguarding
    Active Leicester
  • Charnwood LSA
    Blaby LSA
  • O&W LSA
    Leicestershire County Council