Essex football players and clubs are immersing themselves in The FA’s #FootballsStayingHome campaign on social media, which is offering both physical and mental wellbeing advice when many are isolated in their own homes due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
Recently The FA outlined their plan to inform, entertain and empower millions of fans and followers under one, consistent banner: Football’s Staying Home. They understand that, at times like these, football can offer people hope, entertainment and togetherness while also acting as a vehicle to promote wellbeing. Many members of the grassroots community have got involved.
FC Redwing from Billericay are amongst the clubs to stage regular activities for their players to participate in digitally from home, including the ‘20 Seconds Tic-Tacs’ and ‘Design a Ball’ Challenges. Meanwhile, the Essex Soccability League are working with Disability4Sport on their #SoccabilityChallenge, a popular idea which is now into its fourth week.
England Captains Harry Kane and Steph Houghton recently kicked-off #FootballsStayingHome, a concept which is providing content across England’s digital channels to engage the nation at this difficult time. Fans can watch, play and learn football in the coming weeks, including daily tips from FA Education staff to keep parents and children active.
The Boot Room is featuring a range of insightful articles, guides and top tips from some of the most knowledgeable figures in the game. Plus, The FA are also broadcasting classic Emirates FA Cup and Barclays FA Women’s Super League matches back-to-back across their social channels and the FA Player every Sunday afternoon.
You can get involved, too! We’re asking the whole football community - fans, players, parents, teams, and leagues - to get behind the campaign by creating your own content and using the #FootballsStayingHome hashtag on Twitter. The best posts will feature in an online hub at www.thefa.com/FootballsStayingHome.