"Fun Football" is the term given to informal organised football activity with the emphasis on a ‘turn up and play’ and ‘skill development through creative football practice’. This is a joint initiative between the FAW, the FAW Trust and national grassroots sponsor, McDonald's, aimed at the development and growth of community football throughout Wales. The term "fun football" is recognised by UEFA
(The European Governing body of football) and is endorsed as a grass roots development initiative.
High quality, well-run and sustainable structures are the lifeblood of grassroots football. That's why McDonald’s support the Fun Football accreditation programme. It's a way for organisations to demonstrate to all participants, parents, sponsors and the public that it's a well-organised and safe environment, offering opportunities for everyone.
The McDonald's Fun Football programme was introduced to provide clubs and private organisations with a benchmark scheme for the delivery of curricular and extracurricular activities within the boundaries of each local authority.
The main aim of the programme is to ensure that clubs and private organisations deliver a quality assured football programme to junior players. There are a number of benefits associated with becoming an accredited Fun Football provider including the following:
An accredited McDonald's Fun Football Organisation is permitted to deliver a nationally recognised programme endorsed by the FAW demonstrating the highest standards in: