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Thousands play football every week

Football is all about relationships, prospects to strive for greatness and casual opportunities to enjoy the game. Every week thousands play in Essex and we're dedicated to increasing and maintaining participation which is safe and fun for all.

Our 'Squad Booster' service advertises for clubs seeking new faces, while the ‘Find a Club’ database can list the clubs nearest to you. We can also signpost you to recreational football, too.

If 11v11 isn't for you, there are thriving small-sided, Futsal and Walking Football formats, and adults can ‘Just Play’ with Mars at various locations. For youngsters, FA Skills provide fun coaching for 5-11s, while there are many local soccer schools, too.

We link clubs and schools and 'Soccability' ensures players with a disability can still enjoy participating. It’s also crucial to retain existing players, with pathways for talented individuals.
looking after those already in the game

engaging essex players

We run representative teams to test Essex’s best against other counties, and girls who show exceptional ability benefit from extra guidance.

Our Benevolent Fund supports players in financial hardship after football-related injuries, while we ensure behaviour and sportsmanship standards are as high as they can be. Looking to play football for the first ever time? Keen to develop your skills?

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Squad Booster
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Squad Booster

Thousands of players and volunteers use Squad Booster to find regular football at clubs. Squad Booster is pivotal to achieving one of our main goals - simply to get more people playing grassroots football in Essex.

On our online portal you can browse live classified adverts and match yourself up with a club. If you're a team struggling for numbers you can also attract new faces by submitting an advert of your own.