Small Sided Football

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. 

Get in Touch

Leon Dearns
Senior Football Development Officer (Adult Football Lead)

07704 170925

The Sheffield & Hallamshire CFA Small Sided Leagues

The Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA now have a range of small sided football leagues to get involved in.

    Current leagues available include;


  • Don Valley Doncaster (Walking Football - Monday 6-7pm)
  • Don Valley Doncaster (Women's League - Monday 7-8pm)
  • Don Valley Doncaster (Masters League O35s - Monday 8-9pm)
  • Don Valley Doncaster (Men's 5s - Thursday 8-10pm)
  • De Warenne Doncaster (Masters League O35s - Thursday 7-8pm)
  • De Warenne Doncaster (Men's 5s - Thursday 8-9pm)


Click here to find out more and sign up!


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Small sided leagues offer a great alternative to the ever growing flexible football provision across the area.  We work with a number of different football providers to ensure the game is right for you.  We want players to enjoy football in a safe and inclusive environment 
- Leon Dearns, Adult Football Development Officer

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