Small Sided Football in action.

Small Sided Football

Play a different way in Greater Manchester.

Small Sided Football is the most popular form of recreational football in the UK. Consisting of range of formats including 3v3, 5v5, 6v6, 7v7, 8v8 and 9v9 it is popular with both children and adults. Most small sided leagues offer greater flexibility in their scheduling than traditional leagues and are often played during weeknight evenings, allowing people to pursue other opportunities over the weekend. Small sided football represents the perfect entry and exit point for those looking to be involved in the beautiful game.

Is Small Sided Football for me?

With smaller pitches and less people on the field players get more touches, learn quicker and have to make more decisions during the game. There are also greater goal scoring opportunities. Small sided football is a good format for people looking to increase their fitness without having to consistently run the full length of the pitch. It is also a good way to introduce or re-introduce football into your lifestyle.

Where can I play Small Sided Football?

5-a-side Map

6-a-side Map

To speak to somebody at Manchester FA, contact:

Sarah Venning
Football Development Officer (Recreational)
Sarah.Venning@ManchesterFA.com
0161 225 1966

The offices at Platt Lane are open Monday-Friday (8am-8pm) and Saturdays (9am-2pm).

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