Become A FA Mars Just Play Centre

Calum Oakenfold
Apply To Become A Part Of The Just Play Movement

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 county to ensure that anyone who wants to get involved has an opportunity to do so and with your help we can achieve this.

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:

  • 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 CFA Support – The SHCFA Development Team are on hand to provide additional support to help make your centre a success

We recommend getting in touch with us first before making an application, so that we can discuss your project with you and help you through the process.

Just Play sessions are focussed on creating a high quality environment for adult recreational players and ensuring that all players have a positive experience of football. We are looking for each centre to have the following in place;

  • 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 Certificate.
  • Completion of a full risk assessment before the first session takes place that is regularly updated. We will provide you with a template and support for how to complete.
  • 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 and Equal Opportunities policies).

To discuss the programme in more detail contact Sarah Wood on 0114 261 5504.

Apply here