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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.

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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General Information
Contact Telephone
0800 169 1863

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.

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.

Fakenham Sports and Fitness Centre

Offering a whole host of sports and activities, Fakenham Sports and Fitness Centre is dedicated to helping the local community get more active.

Train With Premier

Provider of accredited courses, training worksops and e-learning related to the sports, fitness and wellbeing industry - specialising in coaching sports to children in school settings. Our HQ in Shropham, Norfolk, hosts a wealth of courses. Discover, how

The Sports Factory

We are passionate about sharing sport with people and the community. We want to see lives changed as a result of engagement with sport, faith and the church.

Bob Carter Centre

Situated at the heart of Drayton the Bob Carter Centre provides a wide range facilities for sports and socialising.

Top Coaching

We're a small but dedicated team who provide sports coaching to children in Norfolk. Our courses include Football, Cricket, Multisports and Fencing.

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.

4ward sports

4ward Sports provide nurseries, schools and communities with qualified coaches to implement sporting opportunities.

Our objectives are simple; we want as many children involved in sport as possible.

4ward sports provide bubble football and archery t

Cerebral Palsy Soccer Skill Centre

Cerebral Palsy Soccer Skill Centre

Our Cerebral Palsy Soccer Skill Centre caters for both children and adults and gives participants the chance to play football against players with similar disabilities.

Hearing Impaired Soccer Skill Centre

Hearing Impaired Soccer Skill Centre

Our Hearing Impaired Soccer Skill Centre caters for both children and adults, across all levels of hearing loss.

VI & Blind Soccer Skill Centre

VI & Blind Soccer Skill Centre

Our VI & Blind Soccer Skill Centre caters for children, across all levels of sight impairment.

Pan-Disability Soccer Skill Centre

Pan-Disability Soccer Skill Centre

Our popular Pan-Disability Soccer Skill Centre gives participants the chance to play football against other players with differing impairments.

Down’s Syndrome Soccer Skill Centre

Down’s Syndrome Soccer Skill Centre

The Down’s Syndrome Soccer Skill Centre is designed to improve footballing skills whilst boosting social skills such as self-esteem and confidence.

Wildcats girls' football - Thorpe St Andrew

Wildcats girls' football - Thorpe St Andrew

SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Centres provide girls with regular opportunities to play football and take part in organised sessions in a fun and engaging environment.

Wildcats girls' football

Wildcats girls' football

SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Centres provide girls with regular opportunities to play football and take part in organised sessions in a fun and engaging environment.

Inclusive Football

Inclusive Football

These pan disability sessions are drop in with the focus on having fun and enjoying some matches.

Wildcats girls' football - Horsford FC

Wildcats girls' football - Horsford FC

SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Centres provide girls with regular opportunities to play football and take part in organised sessions in a fun and engaging environment.

Wildcats girls' football - Coltishall

Wildcats girls' football - Coltishall

SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Centres provide girls with regular opportunities to play football and take part in organised sessions in a fun and engaging environment.

Football Foundation - Grow the Game

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

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

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

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

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.

Apprentice Football Coach

Football Development Schools in partnership with West Bromwich Albion Football Club are looking for enthusiastic individuals who have a passion for football and other sports to join our successful and ever growing Apprenticeship Programme.

RTC Technical Director - Doncaster Belles

Job Advert – Technical Director RTC

Department: Doncaster Belles RTC
Job Title: RTC Technical Director
Salary: Competitive
Contract type: Part Time permanent
Hours: 10 hours per week.
The candidate will be required to have a flexible approach to working hours, including match days, events, evenings, weekends and such hours as necessary
Responsible to: Chief Executive & Board of Directors
Location: Keepmoat Stadium, Stadium Way, DN4 5JW & Fixture away venues
Regular working hours: Office hours are Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.30pm. It is expected with this post there is to expected weekends & unsocial hours as part of an irregular working pattern.

Pre School football coach

Toddler Football Coaching at and around our Harrogate stadium. As the largest pre-school football company in the North of England, we believe in development beyond football. To engage, encourage and inspire every child every time. Do you love teaching children? Are you a great sports coach who's energy and communication skills stand out from the crowd? If you're reliable, a good team player and looking for a well paid part time job with a difference, get in

Community Casual Driver

AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust are looking to recruit a driver on a casual basis to transport Community participants to various locations locally and nationally.

Gavin Lemmon

Football Development Manager at Norfolk FA

http://www.norfolkfa.com/