Players involved in a five-a-side match

Small Sided

5, 6, or 7-a-side - we've got the game for you!


Sound like your thing? 

More people than ever are playing small sided football in Oxfordshire - the fastest growing area of adult football - now you can too.

We know that small sided football helps keep people involved in the game for longer. With it's fast, fun and flexible format, you and your friends will still feel all the benefits of playing the beautiful game, just on a smaller scale.

Across the country there are nearly 30,000 small sided teams. 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. 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.

Indoors? Outdoors? Wherever you are in the county, the chance to play small sided football isn't far away. To find a venue near you, check out some of the FA affiliated providers of small sided football by using the section on this page.

How to get Involved

We have created a guide to help those looking to set-up a new adult football team. The guide includes helpful information from setting up the team to increasing awareness; so should you be setting up a team in a brand new club or if you are an established club introducing a new adult team we hope you find the guide of use.


Frequently asked questions about small sided football

To find small sided football near you, click here.

As long as you're 16+ you should be good to go. Check with the local venue or provider before you go, just to make sure.

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