If football is your passion, it can be hard figuring out how to turn a kick about with friends into the real possibility of playing professional football. Depending on where you live in the UK, there are ways in which you can make a start in fulfilling that dream.
There are several schemes in England that give youngsters the opportunity to get more involved in football. The ‘Get Into Football’ scheme, run by the Football Association, provides resources which allow young players to find local clubs to play for or even learn more about refereeing.
Training programmes are available through Charter Standard Schools and holiday courses may also be available in your area. It may sound like a lot of work to even begin to get into football, but once you remember that Jamie Vardy, one of the top footballers in the country, went through the same …