The Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme are pleased to launch the Mars Just Play Programme that aims to increase the number of young adults playing football.
The FA and Mars are working together to make a lasting difference to adult football.
Over the next four years the aim is to offer one million 'Just Play' opportunities, with increased sessions across the country.
The funding has enabled the SWFCCP to set up two new five-a-side leagues taking place at Concord and Wisewood Sports Centre which will run initially for 12 weeks.
The Tuesday evening Concord Sport Centre League aimed at 16-21-year-olds attracted ten teams during its first week, with over 60 participants in attendance.
Participant Will Goma, 17, said: “I have set up a team with my friends and we are looking forward to playing matches every week.”
The League at Wisewood Sport Centre takes place on a Tuesday morning and is aimed at adults aged 16-50 with disabilities.
Matt Bray of the club’s Community Programme said: “We are supporting this initiative in partnership with the Sheffield and Hallamshire FA with the aim to get over 100 new players involved in competitive football every week.”
If you would like to get involved please contact the Community Office for more information by telephone on 0114 2212215.