Football and Berks & Bucks have a long and proud history together so, as you would expect from an area that is so passionate about the game, there are no shortage of different forms of football for you to get involved in, from small-sided football, futsal, social (FA Mars Just Play & Football Mash Up), walking football and to the more traditional 11v11 game.
We have over 600 clubs which contain over 3200 teams that make up the membership of Berks & Bucks FA, each of whom are involved in regular league football with the ultimate aim to support the 11v11 game.
There are 16 adult leagues within Berkshire & Buckinghamshire (please see below) offering Saturday & Sunday provisions one of which is our adult female league that is the largest outside of London, the Thames Valley Counties Women's league.
Lifestyles have changed dramatically over the past 20 years impacting on player commitment weekly to their respective local team and club, hence a number of recent interventions from The FA with the recent success of the 'Repeat Substitutions' (Step 7 below), transitional U21 divisions, our very own Football Fund of £750 supporting the development of a new adult team, FA Mars Just Play and finally The NEW FA Elevens.
FA Mars Just Play are social and recreational sessions that are predominantly run mid week and offer a football fix for those that cannot commit to a team on a weekend and weekly. They also offer an entry back into football whether the individual has just moved into the area, back from injury or has once again found the time to enjoy playing football. Through FA Mars just Play we have created a number of teams that have gone onto affiliate a new adult football club and to join a local league.
We also have a number of provisions for clubs wishing to access funding, please see our Facilities & Funding page.
It’s never too late to start playing football check out the Find a Club locator opposite, and contact a club near you. For further information on Adult 11v11 football, please contact Simon.Wears@Berks-BucksFA.com