Small Sided Football

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

Don't have 11 players? No problem!

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 is a reaction to changing work and leisure patterns and a move towards ‘pay and play’ football.

So, if you're struggling to get 11 players to turn up every weekend, whether that's down to work or other commitments, why don't you have a go at small sided football?

There are a number of small sided affiliated leagues in Derbyshire, which include 5v5, 6v6, 7v7 football leagues and futsal leagues, so you always have an opportunity to play the game!

Small Sided FAQS

We operate with a number of affiliated small sided providers around the county, to find out where your local league is contact a member of our development team on 01332 361 422 (Option 1).

For League Queries

Liam Rooney | Football Development Officer for Clubs & Leagues 

Email: Liam.Rooney@derbyshirefa.com

For Small Sided

Angie Harper | Football Development Officer for Adult, Recreation & Inclusion

Email: Angela.Harper@derbyshirefa.com

For Futsal

Pete Collins | Football Development Officer for Youth & Education

Email: pete.collins@derbyshirefa.com

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