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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

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.

Norwich United FC

'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.

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.

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

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Attleborough Town Football Club

Senior and junior football club in Attleborough. A total of 10 teams, 5 senior and 5 junior.

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

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

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Football Development Centre

A modern, state of the art football facility.

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 Club Preparation Fund

Football Foundation Club Preparation Fund

1:00am - Sun 19th July, 2020

Following recent guidance issued by The FA for restarting of football activity, eligible clubs and organisations will now be able to apply for a fixed £500 grant to make the necessary changes and modifications to allow them to reopen.

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.

Graphic Designer

We have an exciting opportunity for a talented and enthusiastic Graphic Designer to work within our Design team based at Villa Park. You will assist with the delivery of high-quality creative across all Club departments, working with both print and digital. You will be required to interpret creative briefs, taking projects from initial briefing through to completion.

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/