Setting up a club
The vast majority of football throughout the country is played at a local level for personal enjoyment.
Before embarking on forming a new team, ask yourself the following questions:
Are there enough potential players?
Are there enough volunteers to take care of club organisation and administration?
We can offer new clubs lots of guidance on the steps to take when setting up - please take the time to download our guide and look over our extensive guidelines below.
Additionally, each of our Football Development Officers are assigned to a specific area of the county and are on hand to provide help and advice to new clubs.
Find out which of our FDOs are responsible for your area
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For clubs in Blackpool, Wyre, Fylde, Lancaster and Barrow in Furness.
For clubs in West Lancashire, Wigan, Sefton and St Helens.
For clubs in Preston, South Ribble, Chorley, Blackburn and Darwen.
For clubs in Bolton, Bury and Rochdale.
For clubs in Hyndburn, Rossendale, Burnley, Pendle and Ribble Valley.
The FA's Respect programme provides a series of tools for leagues, clubs, coaches, players and parents from grassroots to elite football - to help ensure a safe, positive environment in which to play the game.