Just Play 2019

MARS Just Play 2019!!

Opportunity to create new adult recreational football or futsal sessions across the capital


We have the opportunity to support a number of individuals and organisations to start new adult recreational football or futsal sessions across the capital.

What is the FA Mars Just Play programme?

A recreational form of football providing access to affordable, fun, organised kickabouts in suitable facilities with trained organisers for ages 16+ (e.g. club coaches, parents, women-only, men-only, 16–25’s, veterans, walking, futsal, health-themed, or work colleagues etc.)

We want to hear YOUR ideas, but some example sessions could include:

  •      A grassroots football club who want to offer a social kickabout for its parents and coaches
  •      A football club wanting to offer a futsal training session
  •      A group of colleagues who want to organise a weekly kickabout after work
  •      Leisure Centres looking to offer football/futsal sessions for its customers
  •      Organisations wanting to start up a walking football session
  •      A community group who want to offer football sessions for their residents

What is the package of benefits?

  • Equipment Pack – 5 Nike footballs, set of branded bibs, cones, marketing banner
  • Digital Marketing Library – Access to a range of digital marketing assets including posters, leaflets, social, digital signature
  • Just Play Organiser kit – Nike branded kit including t-shirt, shorts, pants and rain jacket for the organiser
  • Events Platform – A new digital platform upon which activity can be managed efficiently
  • National Promotion – Sessions will be promoted via  search engine and bespoke promotional activity with local support from London FA
  • £200 funding

 What are the programme minimum requirements?

  • Each session is supervised by a Just Play Organiser 18+ with a Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football and FA Emergency Aid
  • Completed risk assessment of session
  • Deliver a minimum of 32 weeks across the year
  • Provide stocked first aid kit at all sessions
  • Submit registers on Events Platform for each session
  • Ensure relevant insurance & H&S policies are in place

To start your application today please click here

All information relating to FA Mars Just Play can be found via theFA.com/JustPlay with specific information relating to becoming a centre found here. Please also find attached user guide relating to the application process.

If you have any questions relating to the above please do not hesitate to contact us and we can support you with any of the requirements or application process.

Contact: Amanda.Lewis@LondonFA.com