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Set Up A Walking Football Session

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In Gloucestershire, we have supported upwards of 30 groups to have regular kickabouts each week, without the admin!

We are always on the lookout to support more people to regularly play the beautiful game in a simple and accessible format. 

Mars Just Play is an FA programme that encourages people to take part in recreational kickabouts to fit lifestyles that are not suited to traditional formats, and this incorporates all walking football sessions.

See below to find all the information required to set up your very own Mars Just Play Walking session, and all the benefits that come with it. 

Want to find out more about the benefits of hosting your own walking football session? See what a club and a leisure centre have to say about it below!👇

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 and in return we can offer a range of benefits to getting involved:

Funding Package - £100 is available upon completion of application, with a further £100 available after 6 months of completed session registers. You will also receive £100 for every year that you continue thereafter.  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!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.Local bespoke support from your The GFA –

We will be on hand to provide additional support to make your centre a success. We recommend getting in touch with us here at the Gloucestershire FA before making your application.


In return for all that support, we have some minimum requirements that we need to know are in place in order to get your FA SNICKERS Just Play Centre up and running.

These are focused on creating the safe, high quality environment that we know your future participants are looking for and include:

- Each session should be supervised by a Just Play organiser of 18 years or over with a current Level One Certificate in Coaching Football along with an FA Emergency Aid and Safeguarding Workshop Certificate. Individuals can also be a session superviser as long as they have completed The FA Lead Playmaker course as a minimum (for more info on The FA Playmaker course click here).
- Delivery for a minimum of 32 weeks across the year.
- Provision of adequately stocked first aid kit at all sessions
- Submission of attendance records

If you have any questions relating to the information above, you can contact us via; or 01454 615888 (option 3).

If you wish to have any further guidance on how to start the process, please get in touch with us using the details above.

Otherwise, If you know your FAN (FA Number) click the link below to begin your journey!.

Set up your session, now!

In addition to the great benefits of getting people, up, out the house and moving. One of the greatest benefits of hosting a session is the social aspect. It allows people to meet like-minded people that they otherwise wouldn't of had the chance to. 
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