What is it?
Whether an organised match or an impromptu kick about, football is a game of teamwork and individual skills, a great way of having fun and keeping fit with friends.
Why is it good for me?
Football is an aerobic sport which can help to improve your heart and lung function, as well as increasing your energy and stamina. Jogging around the park or pitch can also help reduce tension, anxiety and depression.
How much does it cost?
A kickabout in the park is absolutely free!
A commercial provider will charge around £6 a session. Clubs can range from free to £5 a session.
What equipment do I need?
Comfy clothes and trainers are all you need. Oh, and jumpers to use as goal posts, of course!
Teams may require a team kit and football boots, but your coach will be able to advise you on this.