Just Play

Just Play

Recreational Football At Its Best. 

"a recreational form of football providing access for adults to affordable, fun, organised kickabouts in suitable facilities with trained organisers in their local area"

The FA Mars Just Play! gives the casual footballer a chance to just turn up to a venue and play football. The Just Play kickabout is recreational football at its best – it’s about turning up for an hour of exercise and a bit of fun. It’s football for those who can’t or don’t want to commit to an eight-month long season of matches and training.

FA Mars Just Play! is purely for adults, for men, for women, for those who think they’re talented and for those who think they aren’t. It’s also for those with a disability, 16–25's, women only or even veterans; there’s a kickabout designed specifically for you, whatever your age or ability.

HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?

If you want to become a part of The FA Mars Just Play movement as a player, or if you'd like to set up your own Centre, then you've come to the right place!

Whether you already have a group of interested participants or you're looking to provide an opportunity for those in your local community then we want to hear from you.

The first step to becoming an FA Mars Just Play Centre is by completing the application form then, in return, we can offer a range of benefits for you as long as the requirements are met below.

If you would like to get involved and play straight away, please click on 'find your local football session' and join one near you today!

apply to become aN FA JUST PLAY CENTRE

FIND YOUR LOCAL FOOTBALL SESSION

Get In Touch

Phone

0121 357 4278
(Monday - Friday)

Email

support@birminghamfa.com

Programme benefits

We can offer you a range of benefits by getting involved in the FA Mars Just Play Programme...

  • Equipment Pack - Each Centre will receive 5 Nike Footballs, a set of branded bibs, cones and a marketing banner meaning you're all set for a successful session!
  • Digital Marketing Library - Access to a range of digital marketing assets including A4 & A3 Posters, A5 Leaflets, Social, Digital & Email Signatures to help you promote your new centre.
  • Just Play Organiser Kit - Each organiser will receive Nike branded kit including t-shirt, shorts, bottoms and a rain jacket so you're well prepared, whatever the weather!
  • Just Play Organiser Support - Guidance and support provided to all session leads to maximise delivery. 
  • Events Platform - A new digital platform upon which activity can be managed efficiently, making it simple to market your kickabouts!
  • National Promotion - The FA will promote the programme nationally to help attract participants to your kickabouts.
  • Support from Birmingham County FA - We are here to provide additional support to ensure your FA Mars Just Play Centre is a success!

Requirements

In return for the support and benefits, there are some minimum requirements for a Just Play Centre to become up and running...

  • Each session should be supervised by a Just Play organiser of 18 years or over with a current Level One Certificate in Coaching Football & FA Emergency Aid Certifcate.
  • Completing of a full risk assessment before the first session takes place that is regularly updated.
  • Delivery for a minimum of 32 weeks across the year.
  • Provision of adequately stocked first aid kit at all sessions.
  • Submission of attendance records via the Events Platform in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that appropriate policies and procedures are in place (including insurance, Health & Safety policy etc).

if you have any questions relating to the informATION above PLEASE contact support@birminghamfa.com or email justplay@thefa.com

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