Local clubs are attracting new faces to training sessions through #SquadBooster adverts on our website and social media feeds, contributing towards strategic targets to inspire more people, of all abilities, to play the game.
Budding grassroots footballers are visiting this website to discover teams in their area to play for heading into the New Year, with opportunities at all levels of adult male, adult female, boys’ and girls’ football being shared on the #SquadBooster portal.
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 as part of the County FA’s ‘Moving Forward 2024’ Strategy. Newcomers can browse live adverts and match themselves with a team, as can players seeking more game time.
It only takes around three minutes for clubs to complete the online form, which has been used thousands of 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/X, 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. #SquadBooster also incorporates Futsal, Soccability and Walking Football.
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/X, and details can also be found by searching for ‘EssexFootball’ on Facebook.