football for all

Just Play by England Football!

Recreational football at its best

Frankly, it’s jumpers for goalposts, but we provide the balls, pitch and teams

The Just Play by England Football is a key part of England Football's National Game Strategy, aiming to support the growth of the game.

Just Play gives the casual footballer a chance to just turn up to a venue and play football. The Just Play kickabout is recreational football at it's best – it’s about turning up for an hour of exercise and a bit of fun. It’s football for those who can’t or don’t want to commit to an eight-month long season of matches and training.

Just Play is 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. Sessions or ‘kickabouts’ are run on a weekly basis over 32 weeks of the year by a qualified coach.

Don’t leave your love of football back in the day. Contact your local organiser or use the search box to locate your nearest kickabout, turn up and Just Play!

Find your local Just Play session

Become a Just Play provider

If you want to become a part of the Just Play movement and become an organiser, or if you'd like to set up your own Just Play session then you’ve come to the right place!

Our aim is to have Just Play sessions 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.

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The kickabouts will be taking place at Just Play Centres, sports centres, football pitches, five-a-side centres, community centres, colleges or universities. Find your nearest session HERE

Times will vary from one centre to another and across the country. Use the search area 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 England Football have made it as easy a 'one-two' to turn up and start playing the way that suits you.