GET INVOLVED IN LOCAL YOUTH FOOTBALL.
There is nothing more rewarding than being involved in children's football.
Leicestershire & Rutland County FA support an incredible grassroots community of leagues, clubs, coaches, volunteers and parents to provide a safe and fun environment for young people to play football.
We work hard with these partners to provide children, teenagers and young adults of all abilities with a wide range of opportunities to get involved in the game.
Small-sided formats such as 7v7 and 9v9 are at the forefront of delivery within our youth leagues as we all help to shape the future of English Football.
We are moving towards a game that is designed to increase the number of touches of the ball, develop confidence and skill in 1v1 situations while assisting with the long term player development of young footballers in this country.
You can find local football near you using our 'find football' tool below
Girls across the county will be provided with increased opportunities to play football after a new nationwide participation programme was announced.
It'S EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY
If you feel that an adult connected to your league or club (e.g. a referee, coach or a volunteer) is mistreating someone under the age of 18, there are various confidential ways you can report this.
By ‘mistreating’, we mean behaving towards under-18s in a physical or verbal way you believe is threatening or makes the young person feel scared or bad.
Find out more and watch a short film The FA has produced explaining how to report your concerns. Of course, everything is completely confidential.