At The FA we understand that for a variety of reasons teenagers drop out of playing regular 11-a-side club football, and this doesn’t necessarily mean that these young people have fallen out of love with the ‘beautiful game.’ There can be many factors that can lead to teenagers cease playing, whether it is homework, exams, part-time employment, or simply because it’s not as fun as it used to be. Whatever the reason, don’t let it stop you playing entirely.
The FA have developed a new programme aimed at encouraging boys and girls aged 14-17 years old who have dropped out of regular football to get back into the game. The Football Mash Up initiative is basically a kick-about with your mates, overseen by an FA coach who will ensure that the sessions are fun and sociable with you and your friends getting to choose how you would like to play.
Football Mash Up sessions are played on high quality 5-a-side pitches in numerous locations around the country. They take place after school, typically between 4 -6pm on weekdays. To find out more about this programme and to see where your nearest Football Mash Up venue is located, visit www.TheFA.com or search for ‘Football Mash Up’ online search engine.
If you have any questions about Football Mash Up, please email FootballMashUp.EastMidlands@TheFA.com
Alternatively you can contact;
Football Development Officer (Children and Young People)
T: 01332 361422 (Option 1)