Today, 11.8million people play football in England. And The FA’s here to ensure everyone who participates has a great experience – regardless of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, ability or disability, faith or age.
Whether that’s for a kickabout or when an England team walks out at Wembley – and all the levels of football in between.
For All encapsulates our support and delivery for all levels of the game- Martin Glenn
We’re also the people who created The FA Cup and, more recently, The FA People’s Cup – the nation’s biggest free, amateur five-a-side competition. We run Wembley Stadium, and are building hundreds of 3G pitches around the country, so everyone who wants to play, can.
We run initiatives to encourage every type of player, including Girls’ Football Week to get girls into our national sport. We oversee all coaching and refereeing qualifications. In addition, we run and support 24 England teams, including seven disability national teams.
We work to safeguard at all levels of the game and provide a range of support services and training to volunteers. We constantly strive for best practice, so we can set new standards in everything we do.
More than 150 years after we were founded, today’s Football Association is more committed than ever to one simple philosophy:
The game is for anyone, anytime, anywhere. In other words: For All.
The personal stories which follow bear witness that this philosophy is alive – and kicking.