Budding football players can visit the #SquadBooster page on our website to discover clubs in their area to play for as the 2021/22 season gets underway.
#SquadBooster is a facility for grassroots football clubs to attract new faces who are welcome to come along to join them at a forthcoming training session. Classified adverts are published online for all levels of adult male, adult female, boys’ and girls’ football, also incorporating Futsal, Soccability and Walking Football, providing opportunities for all.
#SquadBooster contributes towards strategic targets to inspire more people, of all abilities, to play the game. Individuals looking to take part in football for the first time access the service, as do those keen to get back into the game after a spell on the sidelines. #SquadBooster is pivotal to raising participation figures, appealing to both players and clubs.
Newcomers are browsing live classified adverts and matching themselves up with a team. Adverts also appeal to players seeking more game time. Clubs are able to attract new faces when their adverts are shared online and on social media.
It only takes around three minutes to complete the online form, which has been used over 2,000 times. These adverts are then published on the County FA website and are split into four local regions to make it easier for players to find a club close to them.
In addition, adverts are hugely backed by social media activity, especially on Twitter, where individual tweets are shared using the highly-active #SquadBooster hashtag. A growing number of users take advantage of this every day, generating millions of interactions each year.
If you’re a player looking to join a club, or a team seeking new players, visit #SquadBooster to browse the latest live classified adverts or submit one for your own team. Opportunities are also shared via @EssexCountyFA using the #SquadBooster hashtag on Twitter, and a weekly digest of new adverts can be found by searching for ‘EssexFootball’ on Facebook.