The council has targeted significant funds to improve the standard of football facilities locally and works with partners to support the development of the game.
The Health and Wellbeing Team works closely with Hampshire Football Association (based in Winklebury) to support club, coach and facility development.
Peter Houseman Youth League is the main youth league which operates locally. The Basingstoke and District Football League runs Saturday and Sunday leagues for men. Women's teams play in county or regional leagues.
Football Course Bursary Scheme
The Football Course Bursary Scheme is no longer in existence. Clubs can still apply for the more generic Coaching Bursary Scheme which assists those looking to achieve a level one qualification or equivalent. For more information on the Coaching Bursary Scheme, please visit https://www.basingstoke.gov.uk/sportscourses.