a-z of sport: Football

Football is widely considered to be the most popular sport in the world and the game is England's national sport.

Two female football players

Football is a team sport, played between two teams of eleven players, kicking a ball with the foot to score a goal. It's fast, skilful, fun and open to everyone. Most of us have kicked a football around at some point. One of the real beauties of the game is that it can be a sport for life. Friends and children in the park, jumpers for goalposts. It’s free, fun and a great way to keep fit and healthy. 

The Football Association (FA), the governing body of football in England, is responsible for developing and regulating the game at all levels from international football to the grassroots. There are six international disability squads, one for each specific impairment. These squads represent England in friendly internationals as well as in European and World Championships.

Wesport works alongside the FA to create and develop opportunities across the West of England, visit their club finder for more information about how you can find a local team and get involved.  

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Brendan Dix