small sided

Small Sided


Small-sided football is the most popular and fastest growing area of adult football.

With over 1.5 million adults playing small-sided football every week and with 30,000 teams playing in organised and competitive small-sided leagues, this format of football has increasingly become an integral part of the football family.

The FA recognises the important role that small-sided football plays in encouraging people to continue playing football and enjoying all aspects of the beautiful game.

Small-sided football is an all-encompassing term that covers the following formats:

• 4v4
• 5v5
• 6v6
• 7v7
• Beach Soccer
• Futsal

Wherever you are in Merseyside, chances are there is an opportunity to play small-sided football on your doorstep. This could come in all shapes and sizes from a large custom-built small-sided football facility with multiple pitches, to an indoor sports halls configured for Futsal, or even to an 11-a-side pitch temporarily split into smaller pitches.

There are also a whole host of operators and providers that deliver small-sided football opportunities. Just make sure that when you play in organised small-sided leagues that they are appropriately affiliated to the Liverpool County FA or The FA.

To get involved, simply contact our Football Development Officer (Male Pathway), Mark Horlick, on the contact details above or click through to one of the pages below.


Mark Horlick

Football Development Officer (Male Pathway)

Phone: 0151 523 4488 (208)

Mobile: 07736 157310