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!
Sessions across Cheshire (mixed unless stated otherwise)
|Active Copley||SK15 3ET||Wednesday's 8pm-9pm||Turn Up & Play (Male)|
|Chester Rugby Union Club||CH2 4JJ||Monday's 8pm-9pm||Turn Up & Play (Female)|
|Fives Trafford||M17 8DD||Tuesday's 9pm-10pm||Futsal|
|Hazel Grove High School||SK7 5JX||Saturday's 12pm-1.30pm||Futsal|
|Nantwich Town #1||CW5 5BS||Wednesday's 5pm-6pm||Walking Football|
|Nantwich Town #2||CW5 5BS||Friday's 8pm-9pm||Veterans Turn Up & Play|
|Ruskin Community High School||CW2 7JT||Friday's 7pm-8pm||Turn Up & Play (Male)|
|Seashell Trust||SK8 6RQ||Thursday's 9pm-10pm||Recreational Turn Up & Play (Male)|
|The Grange School||CW8 1LU||Thursday's 8pm-10pm||Futsal (Male)|
|Vauxhall Motors FC (Ellesmere Port)||CH66 1NJ||Wednesday's 2pm-3pm||Walking Football|
To book onto one of the sessions, please use the Find Football tool below.
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.