Midweek Leagues

In Derbyshire there are opportunities for players to get involved in flexible formats of football through the midweek leagues. The information below explains how players can get involved and play recreational football...

Champion Soccer FA Flexi Elevens in partnership with DCFA

The FA Elevens programme offers a flexible route into 11 a-side football through non-weekend leagues.

The programme is designed to attract players who do not currently play “traditional” weekend football by providing them with the chance to play 11-aside football in flexible, evening leagues. The Elevens Leagues are perfect for groups of friends, workplaces and individuals who can’t commit to a “traditional” club/team but still want to play 11 a-side football.

The FA Elevens League was initially introduced in the shape of two pilot leagues based at Lees Brook School and Shirebrook Academy in 2015. Both these Friday night 11 v 11 leagues were hugely successful with over 300 people registering to play and taking part in the leagues.

To make these leagues sustainable and to ensure that the programme is recognised, Derbyshire County FA work in partnership with Champion Soccer to deliver the league and take responsibility for effective and successful delivery of the FA Elevens Programme within the county.

The leagues adopt the format outlined below: 

  • 50 minute fixtures (25 minutes each way with a short half time break) 
  • 14 week seasons. (8 team league across 14 weeks) 
  • Teams are provided with a list of the season fixtures to allow players to plan ahead 
  • Roll on roll off subs 
  • Qualified referees 
  • Sin Bin and blue cards instead of yellow cards 
  • Unlimited squad sizes 
  • The option to sign players on until the night of the fixture 
  • Reduced administration for teams and players 
  • Use of the FA Full Time website for the league table and league admin 
  • Full sized 3G Venues

All FA Elevens Leagues are listed below...

Venue  KO Times  Cost  Contact 
The Racecourse, Steve Bloomer Pitch

6.00pm / 7.00pm

£45 team entry fee(includes insurance) Scott.Smith@championsoccer.co.uk

If you’d like to find out more about the midweek leagues please get in touch with the relevant contact outlined above.

How to get involved

If you’d like to find out more about the FA Elevens Leagues please contact the relevant contact outlined in the table above.

Alternatively, if you’d like to find out more about the programme or are interested in hosting an 11v11 league, please contact the Derbyshire County FA: info@derbyshirefa.com  

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