The FA Just Play is a key part of The FA's National Game Strategy, aiming to support the growth of the game.
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.
Frankly, it’s jumpers for goalposts, but we provide the balls, pitch and teams.
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 or for 16–25s or women-only or even veterans; there’s a kickabout designed specifically for you, whatever your age or ability.
There are Just Play kickabouts up and down the country, with 400 centres running since the programme launched in 2011. Sessions or ‘kickabouts’ are run on a weekly basis over 32 weeks of the year by a Level 1 coach.
Don’t leave your love of football back in the day. Contact your local organiser or use the search box to locate your nearest kickabout, turn up and Just Play!
By running your own FA Mars Just Play Centre, you can gain benefits such as free Nike Footballs, Nike Event organiser kit and access to The FA’s events platform to promote your session. Whether you are an existing session who wants the benefits mentioned, or you are starting a new session from scratch, then follow the link below for more details and how to apply. Additionally, contact us at Development@SussexFA.com if you have any queries about starting your Just Play centre.