Getting Leeds Active Through Football


Passion for football runs through every corner of the country, and it has the potential to transform lives and communities.

The exciting new Active Through Football project is coming to Leeds to help more adults get into the sport and unlock its many benefits.

Football has the power to bring communities together and help people build connections. Getting involved in your local football group is a great way to meet new people and socialise with your neighbours. Also, whether you want to get more active, make new friends, pick up new skills or just have more of a routine, it can be a great way to improve mental and physical health.








That’s why partners across Leeds have joined up with communities to co-design the Active Through Football programme, which will be coming to a number of areas in the city, including Hunslet, Beeston, Holbeck and Burmantofts.

The project is led by the Leeds United Foundation and funded by the Football Foundation, yet the community is still firmly at the heart of the project. Whether you would prefer a casual kick around, walking football or 5 a side matches, your voice will be heard. Dedicated activators will also be on hand to help develop and coach the activities. The aim is to get people moving, so even if you have never kicked a ball or scored a goal before, there will be something for you.


Get involved

Keep an eye out near you as community conversations continue in February, and some sessions begin to take off. If you are interested in having your say or finding out more, please contact Ben Potter from the Leeds United Foundation on or 07706324840.

Or if you would like to volunteer to help out at the sessions and make a difference in your community, you can find out more information by contacting Ben or signing up here: Attendee Signup – Upshot .


“Active Through Football is a fantastic opportunity for you to have your say and get active the way you want to. A shared love of football is bringing communities in Leeds together and making a real difference to people’s lives. No matter your skill level, get in touch and get involved!”


– Ben Potter, Active Through Football Project Lead


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