FA Mars Just Play

The FA have made it as easy as a ‘one-two’ to turn up and start playing the football that best suits you: whether it’s a good old-fashioned kickabout or the more competitive game, like 5 or 11 a side.

What is Just Play?
Just Play is a national programme run by the FA sponsored by Mars to provide opportunities for adults to play recreational football in their area, with no need for players to commit to every week. The flexibility of these sessions allows players to play football around their day to day lifestyle.

What is the aim?
Increase Adult football participation through creating recreational opportunities within Durham County.

What has the Durham County FA done so far?
The Durham County FA has helped set up kickabout sessions and Just Play Centres for....
- 7 a side Men’s – 5 a side Women’s - Futsal Women’s - Veterans Football – these sessions have been a combination of players from within local businesses, Universities, Colleges, the unemployed and the general public.

Who would be interested in ‘Just Play’ football?
Adults of any age and ability who:

  • who would like an hour’s exercise and some fun within a structured environment
  • who have not played football for a while and want to get back into playing
  • who do not want to commit to an 8 month long season
  • fancy a sociable, less serious way to play football

How can I set up a Just Play football kickabout?
Sessions are funded with money centrally from the FA Mars Just Play Fund.

This funding can cover: 

  • cost of equipment
  • facility hire
  • training course costs

Contact Tina Reed – Football Development Officer on Tina.Reed@DurhamFA.com or call: 0191 3872928
or complete an Expression of Interest form (Click Here) and return to Tina Reed, Durham County FA, Riverside South, Chester-le-Street, Durham, DH3 3SJ.

Follow Just Play Durham via Facebook.com/DurhamFAJustPlay

Current Sessions
Below is a list of the sessions we currently have available with days, times and venues.
If you are interested in taking part in the sessions below, please get in touch with the appropriate contacts.


Venue: South Shields-Mortimer College 3G Pitch
Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Contact: rob.grainey@stc.ac.uk

Venue: North Shore Academy 3G - Stockton
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Contact: RBaxter@northshoreacademy.org.uk


Venue: Sunderland- Goals 3G Pitches
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Email: youngasianvoices@hotmail.com


Venue: The Graham Sport Centre, Durham University, Maiden Castle, Durham, DH1 3SE
Female Only - Soccercise
Time: 6.15-7.00pm and 7.30-8.15pm
Contact: Debra Forth: goforthpt@gmail.com


Venue: Plawsworth and Kimblesworth Community Association, Front Street, Nettlesworth, Chester-le-Street, DH2 3PN
Female Only - Soccercise
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Contact: Debra Forth: goforthpt@gmail.com  
Fridays Durham – Chester le Street-Riverside Sports Complex 3G 3:00pm - 4:00pm nick.mitchinson@hotmail.com


Venue: St Roberts of Newminster Catholic School, Biddick Lane, Biddick, Washington, NE38 8AF
(Futsal - Indoor)
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm (Every 2 weeks)
Mens Futsal (Washington Pumas Youth FC)
(Starts 4th Nov 2016)
Contact: Wayne McCann: washingtonpumasyouthfc@gmail.com  

Venue: St Roberts of Newminster Catholic School, Biddick Lane, Biddick, Washington, NE38 8AF
(Futsal - Indoor)
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm (Every 2 weeks)
Womens Futsal (Washington Pumas Youth FC)
(Starts 11th Nov 2016)
Contact: Wayne McCann: washingtonpumasyouthfc@gmail.com

Venue: Hebburn Comprehensive 3G Pitch
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Contact: chris.thompson@southtyneside.gov.uk

Venue: South Shields Temple Park 3G Pitch
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Contact: chris.thompson@southtyneside.gov.uk  


Venue: Hummersknott Academy 3G Pitch, Darlington
Time: 12.00 pm - 1.00pm
Email: ach@hummersknott.org.uk  

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