Essex grassroots teams aiming to attract new faces to forthcoming training sessions are placing classified adverts on our #SquadBooster portal, offering opportunities to play all levels of adult male, adult female, boys’ and girls’ football.
Also incorporating Futsal, Soccability and Walking Football, the #SquadBooster service features a list of clubs currently looking for new players, which is also amplified on our Twitter and Facebook feeds. Budding squad members are visiting to discover clubs in their area to play for in the 2021/22 season.
#SquadBooster contributes towards strategic ‘Moving Forward 2024’ 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 adverts to match themselves up with a team, also appealing to players seeking more game time. It only takes around three minutes for clubs to complete the online form, which has been used over 3,000 times. These adverts are then published on our 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.