Adults In Torbay Get Just Play Football Offer

Devon FA are pleased to share details of a number of FA Mars Just Play centres in Torbay, providing a variety of recreational, turn up and play football opportunities for all aged 16+. Many of our sessions are being delivered by Sport & Fitness 4U, who also provide a range of small-sided football leagues for the community.

Sport & Fitness 4U are a local community sport organisation serving the South Devon area. All football provision they deliver is affiliated with Devon FA, with some sessions also funded by Sanctuary Housing which is helping some of our Just Play sessions to be accessible free of charge to the community.

The programme of sessions for both males & females can be seen below:

Just Play:

Session  Day Time Venue Postcode Facility
Men's Football Monday's 11am-12pm Torbay Leisure Centre TQ4 5JR Astro Turf
Men's Futsal Monday's 7:45pm-9pm South Devon College TQ4 7EJ Sportshall
Men's Football Wednesday's 5:45pm-7pm South Devon College TQ4 7TP 3G Pitch
Walking Football Thursday's TBC Paignton Academy TQ3 3WA 3G Pitch
Women's Football Friday's 7pm-8pm Paignton Academy TQ3 3WA Sportshall

Small-Sided Leagues:

League  Day Time Venue Postcode Facility
Futsal Fives Tuesday's 5:30pm-9pm Paignton Academy TQ3 3WA Sports Hub
Mates 8-a-side Thursday's 8:30pm-9:30pm Paignton Academy TQ3 3WA 3G Pitch
Player Tackles Weight Friday's 7pm-10pm South Devon College TQ4 7TP 3G Pitch

Simon Walker, leading on the delivery from Sports & Fitness4u, added: “Through our programme of sessions, we are aiming to highlight that everyone can have fun and get fit through football, regardless of age or gender. Our Love Sport sessions have already seen dozens of Torbay residents improve their physical and mental health and the launch of our Player Tackles Weight league will add something new to the community offer, introducing weight-loss football.”

Howard Shaddick, Football Development Officer at the Devon FA, said: “No matter what level you reach there is nothing better than having a game of football with your mates and these sessions give adults the opportunity to take control and play football recreationally on their terms.

“Joining a team or club is not always the most accessible option to adults, & we hope this varied offer of sessions provides open opportunities where adults can turn up and play, in a safe environment managed by qualified football coaches. Tackling the issues of health & social isolation is vital for the future good of the game & local area. Working alongside Sport & Fitness 4U, we are determined to utilise this programme of sessions to make a significant impact on getting adults back into football.”

For more information or to book a place on a session, contact Simon Walker by emailing sportfitness4u@aol.com 07863535356

Or for more information about adult football, please contact Howard Shaddick howard.shaddick@devonfa.com