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Small sided - 5, 6, 7-a-side leagues

There are nearly 30,000 small sided teams playing across the country. This significant figure is continuing to grow and expand at a rapid rate and it is anticipated that the number of small sided football teams will overtake the number of adult male 11 v 11 teams.

Small sided football is identified in the National Game Strategy as one of The FA’s key growth targets for adult football. The popularity of this format of football is a reaction to changing work and leisure patterns and a move towards ‘pay and play’ football.

The Laws of Small Sided Football have been revised for the benefit to players and referees. The FA encourages all Small Sided Football centres to adopt these uniform Laws.

For more information on small sided games and opportunities to please contact:

 Mark Wozniak - mark.wozniak@sheffieldfa.com

0114 261 5515

How to get Involved

We have created a guide to help those looking to set-up a new adult football team. The guide includes helpful information from setting up the team to increasing awareness; so should you be setting up a team in a brand new club or if you are an established club introducing a new adult team we hope you find the guide of use.

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Football is growing and adapting to meet everyone's needs and preferences. Small sided leagues are becoming increasingly more popular and great fun to play 
- Mark Wozniak (Football Development Officer) Learn more