School and College

The FA and Somerset FA are committed to supporting the development of football in schools and colleges.

The FA Secondary Schools Programme

The FA Secondary Schools Programme aims to put football 'at the heart of school life'. Football has the unique ability to capture the hearts and imagination of school children, enhance everyday school life and play a key role in supporting whole school improvement.

This can be achieved through The FA Secondary School Programmes, which is football’s lasting commitment to providing schools with child friendly programmes, high quality services that schools value, while actively engaging with teachers to ensure we complement their work.

The programme is free to all schools and is comprised of four clear elements:

• After school clubs
• Leadership
• Intra-school football
• Inter-school football

To find out more or to register please click here.

Further Education - College and Sixth Form

Football is thriving within Colleges and Sixth Forms, with weekly fixtures, Team Nineteen leagues and Just Play sessions taking place across Somerset.

Team Nineteen - Team Nineteen is The FA’s intra-mural football programme for Further Education. There are a number of FE Colleges and Sixth Forms across Somerset who are currently delivering Team Nineteen. The programme aims to address the drop off in football participation for 16-19 year olds, through student led, fun football leagues. The focus really is on the experience of the student!

To find out more about Team Nineteen click here.

Just Play - Just Play offers a viable alternative to affiliated football, allowing students to engage with the game in an organised, but informal way - they just turn up and play!

To find out more about Just Play click here.

For more information on football within education please contact Stuart Wells, 01458 832359,

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