Just Play

Just Play!

The FA Mars Just Play!

These football opportunities give the casual footballer a chance to play on their terms.

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. 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’ run on a weekly basis over 32 weeks of the year by a Level 1 coach.

Want to get involved? Contact your local organiser or use The FA Find Football Tool link and use the search bar to locate your nearest kickabout, turn up and Just Play!

Find your nearest session

Get in Touch

Jack Stanbury

Football Development Officer

Email: Support@GloucestershireFA.com

Phone: 01454 615888 (Option 3)

FA Mars Just Play Sign Up
To play at the Gloucestershrie FA HQ's Just Play! lunch time sessions

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We have sessions on a Tuesday, Thursday and Friday Lunchtime. Based just across the road from Aztec West.  

Become a Just Play! centre

If you want to become a part of the Just Play movement and becoming an organiser, or if you'd like to set up your own Just Play centre then you’ve come to the right place!

Our aim is to have FA Mars Just Play centres covering the whole country to ensure that anyone who wants to get involved has an opportunity to do so and with your help we can achieve this.

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.

APPLY TO BECOME A FA MARS JUST PLAY! CENTRE

FA MARS JUST PLAY APPLICATION USER GUIDE

Just Play Team
Gloucestershire FA Just Play

Just play centre benefits

As a FA Mars Just Play! Centre you will benefit from the following:

  • Equipment pack – Each centre will receive 5 Nike Footballs, a set of branded bibs, cones and a marketing banner giving you all you need for a successful session.
  • Digital marketing library – You will be provided with 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, pants and rain jacket to ensure you look the part, whatever the weather!
  • Just Play organiser support – Guidance and support provided to all session leads to help maximise delivery.
  • FA events platform – A new digital platform upon which you simply and easily organise your kickabouts, leaving more time for the fun stuff, like playing football.
  • National promotion – The FA & Mars will help promote the programme nationally helping to attract potential new participants to your kickabouts.
  • Local bespoke support from your County FA – We have our network of County FAs covering every square mile of the country on hand to provide additional support to make your centre a success. We recommend getting in touch with your local County FA before making your application.
FAQs

The kickabouts will be taking place at Just Play Centres, sports centres, football pitches, five-a-side centres, community centres, colleges or universities near you.

Find your nearest session here.

Times will vary from one centre to another and across the country. Use the search area below to find a centre near you. Although you'll find that kickabouts tend to take place on the same day and same time each week you don't have to commit to a weekly game. Keeping it casual is what Just Play is all about.

You can also find your nearest session here.

They're for everyone who, for one reason or another has stopped playing or has ever wanted to play football. So, if it's a good old-fashioned kickabout you're looking for, the people at Mars and The FA have made it as easy as 'one-two' to turn up and start playing the way that suits you.

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