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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

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Telephone
0800 169 1863

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.

Norwich United Football Club

'Norwich United is a football club based in Blofield, Norfolk, England. Affiliated to the Norfolk County FA, we are currently members of the Eastern Counties League Premier Division and play at Plantation Park.

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.

Football Development Centre

A modern, state of the art football facility.

Community Sports Foundation

Norwich City Community Sports Foundation (CSF) is the official charity partner of Norwich City Football Club and helps over 38,000 people every year achieve their goals through sport, supporting some of the most disadvantaged, disabled and talented people

North Walsham Sports Centre

At North Walsham Sports Centre you can enjoy a vast array of activities in our sports hall, tennis courts and gymnasium too.

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

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.

Two-day soccer school - Norwich

Two-day soccer school - Norwich

Norwich City CSF Soccer Schools provide thousands of children with a fun-filled footballing experience in the school holidays every year.

Special Olympic Football - Disability Sport

Special Olympic Football - Disability Sport

Special Olympics is a global organisation that provides year-round sports training and competition to nearly four million children and adults with intellectual disabilities in almost 200 countries.

Special Olympic Football - Disability Sport

Special Olympic Football - Disability Sport

Special Olympics is a global organisation that provides year-round sports training and competition to nearly four million children and adults with intellectual disabilities in almost 200 countries.

One-day soccer school - Norwich

One-day soccer school - Norwich

Norwich City CSF Soccer Schools provide thousands of children with a fun-filled footballing experience in the school holidays every year.

Two-day soccer school - Norwich - girls only

Two-day soccer school - Norwich - girls only

Norwich City CSF Soccer Schools provide thousands of children with a fun-filled footballing experience in the school holidays every year.

Two-day soccer school - Horsford

Two-day soccer school - Horsford

Norwich City CSF Soccer Schools provide thousands of children with a fun-filled footballing experience in the school holidays every year.

One-day soccer school - Horsford

One-day soccer school - Horsford

Norwich City CSF Soccer Schools provide thousands of children with a fun-filled footballing experience in the school holidays every year.

Two-day soccer school - Wymondham

Two-day soccer school - Wymondham

Norwich City CSF Soccer Schools provide thousands of children with a fun-filled footballing experience in the school holidays every year.

Two-day soccer school - North Walsham

Two-day soccer school - North Walsham

Norwich City CSF Soccer Schools provide thousands of children with a fun-filled footballing experience in the school holidays every year.

Two-day soccer school - Dereham

Two-day soccer school - Dereham

Norwich City CSF Soccer Schools provide thousands of children with a fun-filled footballing experience in the school holidays every year.

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.

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.

Head Futsal and Football Coach

Seeking Head Coach for Breakfast / After School Club, Development Centre, Team Training, Futsal Fundamentals, S.E.N sessions. Nicole’s Futsal Finesse Training is looking for enthusiastic individuals to deliver quality training to engage and develop ages 2 – Adult to reach their full potential.

Nicole’s Futsal can support staff, whether a seasoned pro or just starting your coaching journey, with elite knowledge and international experience from a professional Futsal and Football background. The successful candidate joining NFFT will be recognised for high standards and will be responsible to plan and review session delivery for best practice.

Assistant Futsal & Football Coach

Seeking Assistant Coach for Breakfast / After School Club, Development Centre, Team Training, Futsal Fundamentals, S.E.N sessions. Nicole’s Futsal Finesse Training is looking for enthusiastic individuals to assist, engage and improve individuals Aged 2 - Adult to reach their full potential.

Nicole’s Futsal can support staff, whether a seasoned pro or just starting your coaching journey, with elite knowledge and international experience from a professional Futsal and Football background.

Gavin Lemmon

Football Development Manager at Norfolk FA

http://www.norfolkfa.com/