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Why Play Football?

Football Is a fun sport that anyone can play!

Anyone can Play, Anywhere - Not only does it offer tremendous health benefits, it is a relatively simple sport to catch onto, all that is needed is space and a ball.  

 
 

Playing Soccer or Football as it's known in most countries requires one ball and a space to play. It's a sport you can practice almost anywhere - on your own, with friends or in a team and can be modified for indoors or out. 

Football is not only fun its great for fitness, players become fit and create positive fitness habits that can last a lifetime. One of the greatest benefits for young people is the Social aspect, when players are playing they are not watching TV, playing video games, or texting. They are getting a full work-out that teaches them healthy habits.

Teammates share a common bond that promotes a sense of unity and fosters friendships. As you play soccer, you will discover other benefits, soccer is brilliant in many ways, and you can only discover it’s beauty by playing.

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Football is loads of fun! - And there are plenty of benefits of playing;

 
 

- Playing Football Increases Your overall Fitness

Players not only jog, run, and sprint their way around the pitch, they also jostle, jump, and compete for every ball. 

This means playing the sport greatly increases your aerobic capacity.

The more you practice and play the game, the greater your endurance will be.

And this has lots of positive knock-on effects when it comes to your overall health and well-being. 

 

- Builds Muscle and Reduces Body Fat

Players have to use their whole body when training or during a match.

So, the beautiful game is great for not only building muscle but reducing body fat.

This is because while running, kicking, jumping, and competing, you engage both your slow-twitch and fast-twitch muscle fibres.

This combination of aerobic and anaerobic exercises is perfect for burning calories, toning your body, and putting on muscle.

 

- Improves Coordination, Agility, and Reflexes

Football also helps with your coordination, agility, and reflexes.

This is because you have to react quickly to what’s going on around you and dribble, tackle, pass, and turn all in a short period. 

This puts your body-eye coordination to the test.

Besides improving your body coordination and reaction time, playing football also helps you become more agile.

You have to be quick on your toes and be ready to sprint in any direction at a moment's notice.

 

- Increases Flexibility and Range of Motion

Players not only have to jump, sprint, slide tackle, and backpedal but shoot and swivel, too.

This means playing the sport increases both your flexibility and range of motion.

By practising and playing regularly while doing the proper stretches, you'll get your body used to a wide range of different movements.

This will help you to not put as much stress on your body (as you're moving fluidly and in the correct way) and prevent you from injuring yourself.

In addition to this there’s a whole host of emotional and mental benefits too.

 
 

On top of all of the physical benefits that playing Football brings, there’s a whole host of emotional and mental ones, too. For instance, besides developing your self-confidence and self-esteem, football can also help with your resilience, mental strength, and analytical and problem-solving skills.

In addition to this, it also helps with everything from your strength and stamina to your social skills, self-control, and sense of responsibility.

Simply by kicking a ball around with friends and having fun, players can improve their physical, emotional, and mental well-being in many different ways.
 
 

Start playing the world’s most popular sport. You won’t regret it.

Contact one of the clubs below to join a team or to find out more details, playing season dates, training details and more. 

Albury Clubs

Albury City FC

Albury City FC

Melrose FC

Melrose FC

Wodonga Clubs

Wodonga Heart FC

Wodonga Heart FC

Myrtleford Clubs

Cobram Clubs

Cobram Roar FC

Cobram Roar FC

Wangaratta Clubs

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Albury Wodonga Football Association {2015}

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