Get Inspired: How to get into football

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Why get into football?It's a simple game, easy to start, and exciting to play, it's the most popular sport in the world for a very good reason!
Who is it for?Whatever your age, ability or fitness level, there is a type of football suitable for you.
Is there a cheap option?All you need to play is a ball, and a bit of space. Kit and pitches follow but there's no outlay up front.
What if I want a proper workout?Playing regularly increases your fitness and improves your skills and balance, while being a good way to see your mates.
Is there a disability option?National Associations across Britain are increasingly pro-active in providing disability football options.

July sees the biggest football tournament to be staged in England in over 50 years. Girls and women are taking up football like never before, and you can get started this summer.

Grassroots football

Beyond the affiliated clubs there'll be teams and leagues local to you, who welcome all kinds of characters to play and enjoy a game of football. Yes, there's a competitive element to it, but the common theme will be having fun,

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Community football

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Football clubs all over the country work with their local communities to introduce people to the game. Schemes in WalesTop news daily 😁😠🤒 Get Inspired: How to get into football - BBC Sport and Northern IrelandTop news daily 😁😠🤒 Get Inspired: How to get into football - BBC Sport continue to thrive.

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Disability football

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Disability football is well served across Britain, with a host of different opportunities for different groups of people.

The English FA's Disability Football sectionTop news daily 😁😠🤒 Get Inspired: How to get into football - BBC Sport has plenty of ideas for playing or coaching. The Wales Football TrustTop news daily 😁😠🤒 Get Inspired: How to get into football - BBC Sport have a dedicated disability co-ordinator to deliver a fully inclusive programme.

Likewise, the ScottishTop news daily 😁😠🤒 Get Inspired: How to get into football - BBC Sport and Northern Ireland Football AssociationsTop news daily 😁😠🤒 Get Inspired: How to get into football - BBC Sport aim to ensure that disabled people have the chance to take part fully and fulfil their potential.

Coaching and volunteering

Whether you have played in the past or just have a keen interest in developing talent, coaching opportunities are available through the Football Associations in Northern IrelandTop news daily 😁😠🤒 Get Inspired: How to get into football - BBC Sport, EnglandTop news daily 😁😠🤒 Get Inspired: How to get into football - BBC Sport, ScotlandTop news daily 😁😠🤒 Get Inspired: How to get into football - BBC Sport and Wales.Top news daily 😁😠🤒 Get Inspired: How to get into football - BBC Sport

Use your skills to help a local club - find out about volunteering opportunities in ScotlandTop news daily 😁😠🤒 Get Inspired: How to get into football - BBC Sport, WalesTop news daily 😁😠🤒 Get Inspired: How to get into football - BBC Sport, EnglandTop news daily 😁😠🤒 Get Inspired: How to get into football - BBC Sport and Northern Ireland.Top news daily 😁😠🤒 Get Inspired: How to get into football - BBC SportJoin In UKTop news daily 😁😠🤒 Get Inspired: How to get into football - BBC Sport can also help you find a club that needs your hands on attention.

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All clubs need a chair, secretary and treasurer to help things run smoothly as well as officials, coaches and judges. Whatever role you're interested in, Join InTop news daily 😁😠🤒 Get Inspired: How to get into football - BBC Sport has opportunities to volunteer in your area.