Starting a Football Team Essay

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Starting a Football Team So you and your friends think you're ready to tackle being part of a League. Good ... but be careful. It's not as easy as it sounds and you must be aware of all the pitfalls before you take the leap. Organisation An essential must before you do anything else. You need at least two or three people to take some responsibility. Being part of any League carries a heavy burden for one newcomer. From these people, elect a secretary, a treasurer (oh yes, it all costs money) and a manager. Of course one person can do several roles, but it's a lot for a newbie to take on alone. Unless you're a strong individual, your club won't last long.…show more content…
For example, the Essex Sunday Corinthian League insist that all clubs are registered with Essex County Football Association. Some are also registered with London Football Association (this gives them access to more cup competitions). --------------------------------------------------------------------- Where do I Register? You need to find out the headquarters for your local football association. One way to find out is to ask a team on a local pitch. But pick your moment carefully - if things aren't going well on the pitch you may be politely asked to go elsewhere! You can contact the Football Association at Soho and they should point you in the right direction. If you're in Essex, you're in luck. --------------------------------------------------------------------- You Need the Dosh OK now let's talk money. This is where some of you can be put off. I won't mince my words - it's bloody expensive to get a new team off the ground. Firstly, registering with your local county FA has set you back £20-£30. And that's just for starters, but at least you've got a name and a structure. Now you need to apply to a League. You will find a list of the leagues in your area in your county FA handbook. You'll be lucky

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