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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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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.

County 5ives

Norfolk FA’s County 5IVES leagues operate at seven specialised centres in areas across Norfolk: The FDC, Thorpe, UEA Sportspark, Dereham, Gorleston and Diss. Spread across seven state of the art 3G

National Governing Bodies

The Football Association

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0800 169 1863

Heywood Sports and Leisure Club

Heywood Sports and Leisure Club is based in Diss, Norfolk and offers you the best multi sports facility in the area at rates that make it affordable for the whole family.

Sprowston Community High School

We provide school facilities for wider community use during evenings, weekends and school holidays, when not being used by our students.

Broadland Sports Club

Broadland Sports Club is situated in the heart of rural Norfolk. Facilities include a fully equipped gymnasium, sauna, steam room and swimming pool.

Freethorpe Football Club

Freethorpe FC is a FA Community Charter Standard Club. Our mission Statement is to provide Football for All for Life.

The FDC at Flegg

theFDC@Flegg is a full size 3G Artificial Grass Pitch (AGP) serving the Eastern region of Norfolk. The facility is based onsite at Flegg High School, Martham and is managed by Norfolk County FA in partnership with the school.

Small Football School

A Football School for 5-9years kids run during the school term. Teaching body awareness, coordination, decision making, communication, teamwork and self confidence.

Wymondham Leisure Centre

The gym and some classes are still currently located at #2 while the remaining refurbishment continues. The end result will bring you new and improved facilities and we would like to thank everyone for their patience while this takes place.

OSS Leisure Swim School LTD

From its base in North Walsham, OSS Leisure Swim School offers swimming lessons for children aged 3-14 years.

Football Development Centre

A modern, state of the art football facility.

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.

Young People and Community Engagement Manager

The Young People and Community Engagement Manager will be responsible for developing and managing a range of youth and community engagement programmes, as well as working with key stakeholders to help address local priorities and build community cohesion.

Chartered Sport Physiotherapy

Leeds United Girls Regional Talent Club (RTC) Tier 1:

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, self-motivated physiotherapist who would be willing to work Monday and Wednesdays evenings during season.

Alongside the evening commitments the individual would need to be able to work a maximum of 2 Saturday games (e.g., 9.30am-12.30 for home games) per month during season.

We want to make this post as flexible as possible in order to make it work for the successful candidate (e.g., provide choice of Saturdays on and off).

Assistant Football Coach

Assistant football coach based in the Norton area of Worcester. Monday evenings 4-6pm and Tuesday 3-4:45. Ideally I would like at least a level one football coach or someone with exceptional knowledge and a passion for football. Further work during the school holidays will also be available. Candidates can contact kickstartfooty@hotmail.com or Danny on 07872831443

Gavin Lemmon

Football Development Manager at Norfolk FA

http://www.norfolkfa.com/