FA Mars Just Play

Become A FA Mars Just Play Centre

Become part of the Just Play movement as The FA launch applications for new centres.

The FA has announced the launch of applications for Mars Just Play Centres.

Become a part of the Just Play movement and become an organiser, or set up your own Just Play Centre.

The FA’s aim is to have Mars Just Play Centres covering the whole country to ensure that anyone who wants to get involved has an opportunity to do so.

With your help it can be achieved.

Whether you already have a group of interested participants or you’re looking to provide an opportunity for those in your local community then we want to hear from you and in return a range of benefits can be offered to getting involved:

  • Equipment pack – Each centre will receive 5 Nike Footballs, a set of branded bibs, cones and a marketing banner giving you all you need for a successful session.
  • Digital marketing library – You will be provided with access to a range of digital marketing assets including A4 & A3 Posters, A5 Leaflets, Social, Digital & Email Signatures to help you promote your new centre.
  • Just Play organiser kit – Each organiser will receive Nike branded kit including t-shirt, shorts, pants and rain jacket to ensure you look the part, whatever the weather!
  • Just Play organiser support – Guidance and support provided to all session leads to help maximise delivery.
  • FA events platform – A new digital platform upon which you simply and easily organise your kickabouts, leaving more time for the fun stuff, like playing football.
  • National promotion – The FA & Mars will help promote the programme nationally helping to attract potential new participants to your kickabouts.
  • Local bespoke support from us – As your County FA we will be on hand to provide additional support to make your centre a success. We recommend getting in touch with us before making your application.

In return for all that support there are some minimum requirements that we need to know are in place in order to get your FA Mars Just Play Centre up and running. These are focused on creating the safe, high quality environment that we know your future participants are looking for and include:

- Each session should be supervised by a Just Play organiser of 18 years or over with a current Level One Certificate in Coaching Football & FA Emergency Aid Certificate.
- Completion of a full risk assessment before the first session takes place that is regularly updated. We will provide you with a template and support for how to complete.
- Delivery for a minimum of 32 weeks across the year.
- Provision of adequately stocked first aid kit at all sessions
- Submission of attendance records via the Events Platform in a timely manner
- Ensure that appropriate policies and procedures are in place (including insurance, Health & Safety and Equal Opportunities policies).

Get In Touch

If you have any questions relating to the information above you can contact The FA on justplay@thefa.com.


Get in touch with Rob Bryant our Adult & Youth Male Football Development Officer by email on Rob.Bryant@SurreyFA.com or by phone on 01372 384194.

Otherwise begin your journey to becoming a FA Mars Just Play Centre.

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