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Apply to become a Mars Just Play Centre!

Apply to become a Mars Just Play Centre!

Are you currently running a recreational football session in Norfolk that could benefit from some equipment or promotion? Or would you like to set up a football session, but need some additional support? If you apply to become a Mars Just Play Centre you will be supported by a range of benefits as a result of being part of the programme, some of which are listed below:

  • Equipment Pack – 5 x Nike Footballs, a set of branded bibs, cones and a marketing banner
  • Digital Marketing Library – Access to a range of digital marketing assets including A4 & A3 posters, A5  leaflets, social, digital & email signatures
  • Just Play Organiser Kit – Each organiser will receive Nike branded kit
  • Events Platform – A new digital platform upon which activity can be managed efficiently
  • Reward and Recognition – Various initiatives aimed at driving retention amongst participants and recognising the hard work of organisers
  • Local bespoke support from Norfolk County FA

What are the key requirements for a Just Play Centre?

  • Norfolk FA centres are for 18+. If you wish to include 16-17 year olds, then additional safeguarding procedures must be adhered to
  • You would need to have a lead coach who has a minimum of a level one and first aid certificate.
  • Registers of who attends the sessions must be completed after each session takes place. This is an easy process supported by the Just Play portal
  • Provision of adequately stocked first aid kit at all sessions
  • Health and safety risk assessment before first session

The centres can be aimed at a wide range of audiences from walking football sessions to Mum’s Soccercise football sessions. It really is open to anyone and everyone to apply just as long as you want to play football!

If you are interested in setting up a centre or would like to discuss further, please contact Rachel Cossey, Football Development Officer (Inclusion) via Rachel.Cossey@NorfolkFA.com. You will then be sent a link through where you can begin your application to become a Just Play Centre.