Just Play

Just Play

What is just play?

The FA’s Just Play Programme is a key part of The FA's National Game Strategy with the key aim to support the recreational format of the game.

The ‘FA Mars Just Play!’ gives the casual footballer the opportunity to simply turn up to a venue and play football. The Just Play movement is recreational football at its best – it’s about turning up for an hour of exercise and a bit of fun. The programme has been designed for all types of footballers including 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 the 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 are run on a weekly basis over a minimum of a 32 week period and also led by a Level 1 organiser.

Don’t leave your love of football back in the day. Contact us today or use the search box to locate your nearest centre!


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.

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.

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 a 'one-two' to turn up and start playing the way that suits you.

Get In Touch

T: 01606 871166
9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday

E: Info@CheshireFA.com

Just Play Centres in Cheshire

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Centres in Cheshire

Centre Details


Time & Day


Active Copley – Stalybridge (SK15 3ET)

Wednesdays 8pm-9pm

Turn Up & Play Activity (Male)

Winsford Academy – Winsford (CW7 2BT)

Sundays 4pm-5pm

Turn Up & Play Activity

Sandymoor School – Runcorn (WA7 1QU)

Wednesdays 7pm-8.30pm

Futsal (Male)

Sandymoor School – Runcorn (WA7 1QU)

Saturdays 10am-11am

Walking Football (Mixed)

Nantwich Town FC – Nantwich (CW5 5BS)

Wednesdays 5pm-6pm

Walking Football (Mixed)

Nantwich Town FC – Nantwich (CW5 5BS)

Fridays 8pm-9pm

Veterans Turn Up & Play Activity (Mixed)

Chester Rugby Union Club – Chester (CH2 4JJ)

Mondays 8pm -9 pm

Turn Up & Play Activity (Female)

Vauxhall Motors FC – Ellesmere Port (CH66 1NJ)

Wednesdays 2pm-3pm

Walking Football

Whitby Sports & Social Cub – Ellesmere Port (CH65 6QF)

Wednesdays 1pm - 2pm

Walking Football

Hazel Grove High School – Stockport (SK7 5JX)

Saturdays 12pm-1.30pm


Register for your nearest Just Play Centre below.

(You must register for a session via the Play Football search tool below, if you turn up to a session without registering you will not be allowed to take part)

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