If you want to become a part of the Just Play movement and becoming an organiser, or if you'd like to set up your own Just Play centre then you’ve come to the right place!
Our aim is to have FA Snickers Just Play centres covering the whole country to ensure that anyone who wants to get involved has an opportunity to do so and with your help we can achieve this.
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 we can offer a range of benefits 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 & Snickers will help promote the programme nationally helping to attract potential new participants to your kickabouts.
- Local bespoke support from your County FA – We have our network of County FAs covering every square mile of the country on hand to provide additional support to make your centre a success. We recommend getting in touch with your local County FA before making your application. Follow the link below:
In return for all that support we have some minimum requirements that we need to know are in place in order to get your FA Snickers 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 (JPO) of 18 years or over fulfilling the FA Lead Playmaker Role as a minimum. An FA Lead Playmaker comprises The FA Playmaker Award, in addition to attendance on The FA Safeguarding Children in Workshop and The FA Introduction to First Aid in Football. A JPO is still permitted to deliver Just Play sessions if they hold an FA Level One Certificate in Coaching Football alongside the Safeguarding and First Aid requirements
- 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)
If you have any questions relating to the information above you can contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or get in touch with your local CFA otherwise begin your journey to becoming a FA Snickers Just Play centre by clicking the link below: