Football refers to a number of sports that involve, to varying degrees, kicking a ball with the foot to score a goal. The most popular of these sports worldwide is association football, more commonly known as just football or soccer.
At its core, football is a game with two teams of eleven players, played over the course of 90 minutes. This period is split into two 45-minute halves. The objective of the game is to score more ‘goals’ than the opposition. The term ‘goal’ refers to two areas either side of the pitch, each one defended by one of the teams. A ‘goal’ is scored by depositing the ball into the opponent’s area.
Football can be a great workout and a lot of fun. Health benefits include increased aerobic capacity and cardiovascular health, lower body fat and improved muscle tone and increased strength, flexibility and endurance. It is also generally a non-contact sport that teaches co-ordination, promotes teamwork and sharing, increases skills in concentration, self-discipline and persistence and is a great way of meeting people and exercising with friends.
Football requires very little in the way of equipment so it can be played anywhere from a back yard to a park.
All the Everyone Active run leisure centres that offer a sports hall will offer football in the form of 5-a-side. Many of our centres also offer outdoor facilities for football ranging from 5-a-side to full size pitches. To find our what is available in your area simply click on your nearest leisure centre and search the facilities.
This activity is available in other centres too. To be directed to the centre that offers this activity as well, please select the district council first and then the centre from the below dropdown list. You will automatically be redirected to the centre page on centre selection.
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