Just Play

Just Play

Recreational Football at its best.

The FA Just Play is a key part of The FA's National Game Strategy, aiming to support the growth of the game.

The FA Mars Just Play! gives the casual footballer a chance to just turn up to a venue and play football. The Just Play kickabout is recreational football at its best – it’s about turning up for an hour of exercise and a bit of fun. It’s football for those who can’t or don’t want to commit to an eight-month long season of matches and training.

Frankly, it’s jumpers for goalposts, but we provide the balls, pitch and teams.

FA Mars Just Play! is purely for adults, for men, for women, for those who think they’re talented and for those who think they aren’t. It’s also for those with a disability or for 16–25s or women-only or even veterans; there’s a kickabout designed specifically for you, whatever your age or ability.

There are Just Play kickabouts up and down the country, with 400 centres running since the programme launched in 2011. Sessions or ‘kickabouts’ are run on a weekly basis over 32 weeks of the year by a Level 1 coach.

Don’t leave your love of football back in the day. Contact your local organiser or use the search box to locate your nearest kickabout, turn up and Just Play!


Devon FA Football Development Officer (Adult Participation)

Howard Shaddick

howard.shaddick@devonfa.com - 01626 325913

Where will I find a Just Play Centre in Devon?


Organiser  Day Session Venue Contact
Sport & Fitness4U Monday Football Torbay Leisure Centre sportfitness4u@aol.co.uk
Sport & Fitness4U Wednesday Football South Devon College sportfitness4u@aol.co.uk
Dawlish & Teignmouth Mon/Thurs Football Teignmouth 3G simoncombstock@yahoo.co.uk
Torquay United CST Tuesday Football Acorn Centre mattanthony@torquayunited.com
Argyle Commmunity Trust Sunday Football Manadon matt.coates@pafc.co.uk
Plymstock School Monday Football Plympton School gwilliams@plymstockschool.org.uk
Plympton Academy Friday Football Plympton Academy matthew.cory@devonfa.com
South Devon College TBC Football South Devon College codylevell.tucst@gmail.com


Organiser Day Session Venue Contact
Sport & Fitness4U Monday Futsal South Devon College sportfitness4u@aol.co.uk
Sport & Fitness4U Friday Futsal Paignton Academy sportfitness4u@aol.co.uk
Devon FA Thursday Futsal Plymouth Life Centre howard.shaddick@devonfa.com
Plymouth Hope Sunday Futsal Lipson Academy carl@plymouthhope.org.uk

Walking Football

Organiser  Day Session Venue Contact
Sport & Fitness4U Thursday Walking Paignton Academy sportfitness4u@aol.co.uk
Paignton Monday Walking Paignton Academy jay.carter@paigntonacademy.org
Exeter City Community Trust Tuesday Walking Wonford Sport Centre peter.ferlie@ecfc.co.uk
Bideford AFC Community Monday Walking Kingsley School roseyoungfrench52@gmail.com
Argyle Community Trust Various Walking Manadon josh.grant@pafc.co.uk
Exminster Friday Walking Cat & Fiddle Exeter norman.bettinson@gmail.com
Kingsteignton Tuesday Walking Coombeshead juliaclegg01@aol.co.uk
Torquay United CST Wednesday Walking Paignton Academy adamwhitmore1407@gmail.com

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