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

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 and Somerset 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

Wherever you are around the county, the chances are that 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. 

The popularity of this format of football is a reaction to changing work and leisure patterns and a move towards ‘pay and play’ football.

The Laws of Small Sided Football have been revised for the benefit to players and referees. The FA encourages all Small Sided Football centres to adopt these uniform Laws.

We work with Fives Soccer Centre in South Bristol who provide 5-a-side leagues.


Fives Soccer Centre

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Phone: 0117 903 8681


Soccersixes LEagues in Somerset


other small sided providers

There are also a whole host of other operators and providers that provide Small Sided Football opportunities, just do make sure that when you play in organised small sided leagues that they are appropriately affiliated to Somerset FA or The FA.

The FA's accredited Small Sided Football Centres

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