The Find-a-Club link allows you to search for any club within your area and get in contact with the club secretary to see if they are looking out for any new players. Alternatively, why not try out our Squad Booster feature? Clubs can openly advertise here in an attempt to attract players in specific positions with details such as training times and coaching contacts listed.
Meanwhile, The FA and Lidl give youngsters up and down the country the opportunity to get active and have fun whilst improving their football skills. The FA Skills programme focuses on raising the technical standards of children between the ages of 5 and 11. Skills Coaches put on sessions in schools and clubs as well as presenting after-school and holiday skills centres so youngsters can be inspired to get active and maximise their ability.
Adults who suffer a football-related injury are able to make a claim to the Essex County FA Benevolent Fund. This registered charity aims to help players and officials who find themselves in financial hardship as a result of injuries sustained on the field. Last year many footballers received financial aid from the Fund, which continues to demonstrate its importance. For those players without insurance or savings, the Benevolent Fund is their only means of help. It has benefitted throughout the years from the generosity of clubs and leagues making donations, as well as the proceeds from the Tolleshunt D’Arcy Cup.
As well as these schemes, this is the place to visit if you’re looking for specific information on suspensions, about the developing Futsal and Small-Sided genres and assistance with getting involved in women’s and girls’ football.