There are nearly 30,000 small sided teams playing across the country - and this significant figure is continuing to grow and expand at a rapid rate.
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.
Lancashire 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'.
Just as with 11-a-side football, all small sided teams and leagues must be affiliated to Lancashire FA to reap the benefits on offer.
Affiliation for small sided football is via a ‘slot’ system, which is equal to one team.
There are 24 small sided leagues in Lancashire, with 533 slots overall.