Football development

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 borough council provides funding to enable residents associated with football clubs to be reimbursed for the cost of courses passed (for example, coaching, first aid and child protection). Please see the criteria for this bursary scheme below.

PDF document Football Bursary Scheme - criteria.pdf (PDF) [173 kb]

To request an application form, please contact Amy Sambell on 01256 845752 or email

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