The increasing popularity of this format of football is due to its ability to fit as part of people's busy schedules with limited commitment required.
The FA recognises the part recreational football now plays in the growth of the game and has developed a range programmes to encompass this expanding format.
Recreational Football Programmes
Click the below links for more information on each specified area of Adult Football in Merseyside:
Liverpool FA Floodlit Leagues
Floodlit Leagues provide a midweek flexible 11v11 format for adult males/teams who can’t commit to playing on a Saturday or Sunday due to work/family commitments, teams who are looking to re-establish, local businesses entering a work team, or individuals wanting to get back involved. Liverpool County FA runs several Floodlit Leagues across Merseyside at central 3G pitches. Teams turn up, pay their match fees and play, everything else is taken care of by Liverpool County FA. Contact Tony Smith, Senior Football Development Officer on Anthony.firstname.lastname@example.org or 0151 523 4488
Futsal is considered to be the premium format of five a side football due to the skill-based technical merits the game requires.
Simply turn up and play. The hassle free way to football which requires no weekly commitment and allows you to have a social kick-about with friends.
Aimed at encouraging boys and girls aged 14-17 years old who have dropped out of regular football to get back into the game. Usually delivered on school sites as extra-curricular activity or as a youth community engagement programme.
Small Sided Football
From 5 a side to 7 a side, based on fantastic facilities with good refereeing and a fun, yet competitive playing environment.
An adapted version of small sided football initially designed to help get over 50s back into football at a walking pace.