Women's Recreational League

Women’s Recreational Football 5-a-side League

Enter Your Team ahead of the New Season!

The new season of our Women’s Recreational Football ‘Play Your Way’ League kicks off at Rotherham Football Centre in April.

Women’s recreational football is all about the camaraderie and having fun on the pitch. Whether it’s been years since you last played, or you’ve never kicked a ball in your life, it’s a great way to play casual football in a fun, friendly and social environment.

Our Women’s Recreation Football League is a 5-a-side league for women and non-binary people of all ages and abilities. It introduces a bit of friendly competition to the casual game, with each half lasting 20 minutes, all fixtures having an FA qualified match official present and results recorded via the FA Full-Time platform.

Eight teams took part in the league’s debut season, and Wathletico Women FC [pictured] went from beginners to winners as they were crowned champions in their first ever season as a team.

The league winners are encouraging other women to join the league and be part of the rise of women’s recreational football in our area, stating that they have loved taking part in the league and seeing everyone’s journey.


When will the new season kick off?

The new season starts on Sunday 16th April until Sunday 23rd July, with matches taking place fortnightly on Sundays between 6pm and 8pm at Rotherham Football Centre, Eastwood Trading Estate, Chesterton Road, Eastwood, Rotherham S65 1SU.

What are the rules?

  • The matches are 5v5 and each half will last 20 minutes.
  • All fixtures will have an FA qualified match official present to provide guidance. 
  • Results will be listed on the league’s FA Full-Time platform so you can easily check your team’s league position, fixtures and stats.
  • Players must be at least 16 years of age to play and not already signed up to a team playing 11-a-side football in a registered league.

How much does it cost to enter?

It will cost £25 per team per game. The venue will also have the café and seating area available so you can socialise with other teams before and after your game. 

You will also need to affiliate your team prior to joining the league. The cost to affiliate is £5 if your team is already affiliated as part of a club or £35 if you're affiliating a new team. We will be in touch to discuss this with you after you sign up.

 How do I get involved?

You can enter the league as a team, or as an individual. Anyone entering as an individual will be added into an existing team.

Please complete the signing up form by completing the form below.

Get involved

If you have any questions regarding the league, please contact Fern Morgan at fern.morgan@sheffieldfa.com or 07719 072136

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