It’s also the return to football

Back to football

The FFF celebrates with the Amateur Football League (LFA) the return to football with a national tour from September 7 to October 5 in thirteen « clubs places of life ». The opportunity for the Federation to reaffirm its commitment to amateur football and strong educational and civic values.

With its 14,000 amateur clubs, its 2.1 million practicing licensees, referees, educators and leaders, including 800,000 young people under the age of 18, amateur football also is making its comeback everywhere in France. The football club is now designed as a real place of life which offers the possibility of diversified practices, in competition or leisure mode, to all audiences, young and old. It is also an educational space for the youngest through various programs such as the PEF (Federal Educational Program) and Power Foot. For the Federation, each return to football is also a moment of reaffirmation of social ties and living together and of the values ​​of mixing, diversity, solidarity and openness of a sport that rejects all forms of discrimination and discrimination. is fully part of a sustainable development approach.

For this 2022-2023 season, notably punctuated for all enthusiasts and supporters by the World Cup (from November 20 to December 18 in Qatar), the FFF will further strengthen its support actions at all levels. More than 40% of its budget, or €101.1 million, will thus be devoted to amateur football. This record amount of aid will notably support the financing of competitions (travel expenses, refereeing costs, etc.), equipment (equipment, land, etc.), training and employment and educational projects. To support clubs in the face of inflation, the FFF has also decided to set up exceptional funding aid for travel (in the form of vouchers) and equipment for licensees.

During the « open days » organized in thirteen « clubs places of life » selected in the thirteen metropolitan leagues as part of this 2022 football season (read box below), each club will offer, with the help of its league and its district, an interclub platform and various fun and educational activities: discovery of new practices (fitfoot, futnet, foot while walking, golffoot, etc.), initiation to arbitration, wheel of the PEF…

This Back to Football will also be the occasion for an operation with Game Earth on the theme of the carbon contribution, a commitment of the FFF in favor of sustainable development and energy sobriety. All age categories, young people, seniors, veterans, parents and volunteers are invited to this back-to-school operation.

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The dates of the return to football

  • Wednesday, September 7: Olympic Amiens (Somme, Hauts-de-France League)
  • Saturday September 10: Olympique Pavillais (Seine-Maritime, Normandy League)
  • Sunday September 11: US Liffré (Ille-et-Vilaine, League of Brittany)
  • Wednesday, September 14: RC Gonesse (Val-d’Oise, Paris Ile-de-France League)
  • Saturday September 17: FC Nogentais (Aube, Grand Est League)
  • Sunday September 18: Chevigny Saint-Sauveur (Côte d’Or, Burgundy-Franche-Comté League)
  • Wednesday, September 21: AS Brette-les-Pins (Sarthe, Pays de la Loire League)
  • Saturday September 24: FC Velles Arthon La Perouille 36 (Indre, Center-Val de Loire League)
  • Sunday September 25: FC Portes d’Ocean 17 (Charente-Maritime, New Aquitaine League)
  • Wednesday, September 28: Grenade FC (Haute-Garonne, Occitanie League)
  • Saturday October 1: US Davézieux (Drôme-Ardèche, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes League)
  • Sunday October 2: JS Juan-les-Pins. (Côte d’Azur, Mediterranean League)
  • Wednesday, October 5: AS Costa-Verde (Corsica League)

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