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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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Contact Telephone
0800 169 1863

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.

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

Helles Belles WFC

We are the Helles Belles, a 7-a-side female football team based in Hellesdon and part of Hellesdon FC.

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

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.

Thetford Academy Community Sports Centre and TTA Fitness

Thetford Academy has a variety of sports facilities available for hire, including sports hall, tennis courts, football pitch, MUGA, dance and drama studio and auditorium with tiered seating.

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.

Disability soccer skills

Disability soccer skills

Supported by a combination of Premier League Kicks funding and Foundation fundraising, our Disability Soccer Skill Centres are designed to improve sporting and social skills as well as self-esteem and confidence. The inclusive sessions are delivered on a weekly basis and are themed around all aspects of football.

Disability soccer skills - Cerebral palsy

Disability soccer skills - Cerebral palsy

Supported by a combination of Premier League Kicks funding and Foundation fundraising, our Disability Soccer Skill Centres are designed to improve sporting and social skills as well as self-esteem and confidence. The inclusive sessions are delivered on a weekly basis and are themed around all aspects of football.

Disability soccer skills - Hearing impaired

Disability soccer skills - Hearing impaired

Supported by a combination of Premier League Kicks funding and Foundation fundraising, our Disability Soccer Skill Centres are designed to improve sporting and social skills as well as self-esteem and confidence. The inclusive sessions are delivered on a weekly basis and are themed around all aspects of football.

Disability soccer skills - Visually impaired and blind

Disability soccer skills - Visually impaired and blind

Supported by a combination of Premier League Kicks funding and Foundation fundraising, our Disability Soccer Skill Centres are designed to improve sporting and social skills as well as self-esteem and confidence. The inclusive sessions are delivered on a weekly basis and are themed around all aspects of football.

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.

Disability soccer skills - Down's Syndrome

Disability soccer skills - Down's Syndrome

Supported by a combination of Premier League Kicks funding and Foundation fundraising, our Disability Soccer Skill Centres are designed to improve sporting and social skills as well as self-esteem and confidence. The inclusive sessions are delivered on a weekly basis and are themed around all aspects of football.

Holiday Camp at Sportspark

Holiday Camp at Sportspark

Sportspark run weekly multi-activity camps for children aged between 5 and 13 years old.

Sportspark Holiday Club

Sportspark Holiday Club

Our SP Holiday Club are an ideal way for children to get active and make friends! They also offer working parents peace of mind in the knowledge that their children are being entertained, stimulated and encouraged to participate in a range of activities, in a safe and fun environment.

Premier Sport Football Holiday Club - Gorleston

Premier Sport Football Holiday Club - Gorleston

As well as learning plenty of social skills, getting physically active and having great fun with friends, your child will also learn the key attributes to develop and sometimes excel in this sport.

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.

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/