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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.

Find Football Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

National Governing Bodies

The Football Association

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0800 169 1863

Thirsk Falcons Junior Football Club

FA Community Chartered Junior Football Club providing fun, friendship and football for 3-18yrs.

Weekly training and teams registered with Teesside Junior Football league, York Girls League and the Hambleton & Richmond League

Beckwithshaw Saints Junior Football Club

Harrogate based Charter Standard junior football club.
Providing football for all ages and abilities, almost 400 children and young people.

Pannal Ash Junior Football Club

Pannal Ash JFC is a leading junior football club in the Harrogate area.
Our aim is enjoyment and participation for all children of all abilities, running teams for everyone aged 5 to 18.
We offer an exciting and fun introduction to football, encouraging

Pannal Ash JFC

Pannal Ash JFC is a leading junior football club in the Harrogate area.
Our aim is enjoyment and participation for all children (boys and girls) aged 5 to 18.
We offer exciting and fun introductions to football, encouraging development & socialisation.

Bedale Junior Football Club

BJFC Bluebirds (Girls Football) offers football to any age and any ability. We have mixed football on offer from 4-8 year olds.
We have girls only for U10, U12, U14, U18 and Open Aged Ladies (16+).

York City & District Referees' Association

Organisation open to all referees (old and new) in the York area.
Monthly meeting Sept - May each season.
Training and social events for everyone.

Back Onside

Back Onside

Sport England funded project aimed at getting men aged 35-64 active and living healthier lives through fitness sessions and behavioural change support.

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.

Head Coach (Football) (0.7 FTE, Annualised hours)

Head Coach (Football)
Leeds Beckett University – Sport and Active Lifestyles
Ref: SAL309872A
Part-time, 0.7 FTE, Annualised hours, permanent
Grade 6, £34,189 - £38,460 pro rata

Level 1 or 2 Football Coach

Leeds United Foundation is currently having a recruitment drive for motivated, committed and hardworking individuals who are fully qualified to deliver high quality on our Girls programme. Most of the delivery would take place after-school / evening or weekend.