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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

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, fun 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.

Adaptations and 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 Clubs/Groups Near You

Use the search below to find local organisations near you.

Contact your local Physical Activity, Health & Wellbeing Team

Across Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland the Physical Activity, Health & Wellbeing Teams are providing opportunities to support you to become more active.

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.

Holidays Together

Leicestershire Holidays Together is a free and exciting Department for Education-funded holiday programme for school-aged children and young people

Let's Get Moving Champions

We share the stories of how local residents of Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland use physical activity and exercise to improve their health and wellbeing.

Team Leicestershire

Providing opportunities for young people who aspire towards further progression and success in sport & physical activity.

Let's Get Moving: Healthy Spring!

For inspiration and opportunities to get you moving more throughout Spring!

National Governing Bodies

The Football Association

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0800 169 1863
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MegaStrikers

Megastrikers has evolved from being a football coaching school in Leicestershire. We have developed new avenues of coaching through Nurseries, Primary schools, Care homes and a multitude of sports including P.E syllabus lessons.

De Montfort University

De Montfort University

DMU offers the perfect combination of award-winning teaching, world-class facilities and a fantastic student experience.

Football

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

Vicky Park Queens FC

Vicky Park Queens FC

Women's grassroots football team in Leicester.

Abbey Park, Leicester

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

Leicester City Football Club Community Trust

Leicester City Football Club Community Trust

Leicester City in the Community (LCitC) is an independent, registered charity. LCitC harnesses the power of football to inspire individuals to achieve their full potential.

University Of Leicester

University Of Leicester

Our university was founded almost a hundred years ago in the aftermath of the Great War. The men and women who built this new institution hoped that it would be not only a living memorial to the darkness of their recent past, but a beacon of hope for the

CLASH 2012

CLASH 2012

CLASH (Community Leicestershire Arthritis Self Help) is a user led charity that offers MSK/Arthritis health promotion sessions for anyone with arthritis/undiagnosed aches and pains at Dock.

Sports in You

Sports in You

SportsInU provides instructors and services such as Boxercise, Football, Dance/exercise to music, Basketball, Mix Martial Arts and seated exercise activities to keep people healthy and fit.

Cossington Street Sports Centre

Cossington Street Sports Centre

Cossington Street Sports Centre has a 30m swimming pool, gym, sauna facilities and a floodlit outdoor ball court.

LCW VI Football/Futsal

LCW VI Football/Futsal

We have monthly Sunday Futsal training sessions from 6pm to 7.30pm.
All abilities are welcomed to have a go and our next training session is on the 23rd April.
Its about getting fit and enjoying the training sessions and having fun at the same time.
So

Leicester Sports Centre Ltd

Leicester Sports Centre Ltd

LCW Vi Futsal Team

Western Park

The site was purchased for development as a park in 1897 and to this day Western Park is the largest park in Leicester, offering 72 hectares to explore.

Stokes Wood Primary School

Stokes Wood Primary School

Stokes Wood Primary School

Beaumont Leys School

Beaumont Leys School

Beaumont Leys is a vibrant school with a real heart and soul.'Things to be Proud of' sits at the heart of our values and ethos. We want to encourage a sense of increasing pride and aspiration in our students, as we continuously reflect our succe

Braunstone Leisure Centre

Braunstone Leisure Centre

Braunstone Leisure Centre offers activities in our sports halls, together with our, swimming pools and gym.

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African Network LLR

The mission of African Network Leicester Leicestershire and Rutland is to connect, inspire, empower and promote Africans and those of African heritage through capacity building by setting a global standard for responsible decision making and by being a le

Vicky Park Queens Football Sessions

Vicky Park Queens Football Sessions

Coach led football sessions for people who’ve never touched a football, are returning to playing, or have played regularly.

Dallaglio RugbyWorks HAF camp

Dallaglio RugbyWorks HAF camp

We will be delivering a fun sports camp to 11 - 16 year old during the Easter Holidays.

Holidays Together - Easter Session (Braunstone)

Holidays Together - Easter Session (Braunstone)

Running 27th March to 4th April 2024

Holidays Together - Easter Session (Glenfield)

Holidays Together - Easter Session (Glenfield)

Holidays Together - Metcalf Multisports Easter Session (Glenfield)

Holidays Together - Easter Session (Thurmaston)

Holidays Together - Easter Session (Thurmaston)

Running 25th March to 5th April

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FA England Talent Days

FA England Talent Days

FA England Talent Days are utilised as a player's first engagement with the Para Football Pathway and as the first selective environment in the player pathway.

Grassroots Football Fund

Grassroots Football Fund

Grassroots Football have teamed up with the Utilita Football re-booted movement to launch the Grassroots Fund, providing support to grassroots clubs, leagues and volunteers who need the help.

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.

Premier League Stadium Fund

Premier League Stadium Fund

The Premier League Stadium Fund awards capital grants to clubs to support improvement of their stadium facilities for players, supporters and officials. Funding is available to clubs who play in Steps 1 to 6 of the National League System, Tiers 1 to 4 of the Women’s Football Pyramid and clubs promoted into the English Football League.

Barclays Community Football Fund

Barclays Community Football Fund

Barclays believe in creating opportunities for all through access to football. Through the Barclays Community Football Fund, we want to grow participation in football at every level.

Premier League Defibrillator Fund

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FA Youth Coach Developer - Midlands Region

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We're recruiting a PL Inclusion Coach, who'll deliver across our Kicks, Disability and women’s & girls provision. Kicks delivers diversionary and positive activities on behalf of the PLCF. Working across area’s and groups of deprivation and need across three key strands of disability, inclusion and female football. The candidate will need to have knowledge, experience and understanding of representing a large organisation, being aware of all aspects that RFCCT & Reading Football Club represent. Have experience working across all levels from grassroots to prestigious events where you will deliver sessions, workshops and presentations to support RFCCT and its community cohesion. 

Leicestershire & Rutland County FA

0116 286 7828

http://www.leicestershirefa.com/