Small Sided Football
Play 5, 6 or 7-a-side football in Lancashire
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.
Get In Touch
Football Services Officer
|Stanley Soccer League||Accrington|
|Blackburn Rovers Community Trust||Blackburn|
|PSL Soccer Leagues||Burnley|
|Poolfoot Farm (Fleetwood Town FC)||Fleetwood|
|Hesketh Bank AFC||Hesketh Bank|
|Leigh Sports Village||Leigh|
|LFA County 6ixes||Leyland|
|Greater Manchester Walking Football League||Manchester|
|Oldham Community Leisure||Oldham|
|Soccer Gods (Ashton Community College)||Preston|
|UCLan Challenge League||Preston|
|JMO Sports Park||Skelmersdale|
|Lancaster University Students Union 6-a-side||Students-only league|
Complete Form D (Application for Sanction of a Small Sided Football Competition) and email it to Tim Tack.
Complete the Small Sided League Registration Form and email it to Tim Tack.
We have a helpful guide which explains the slot system as well as the process of affiliation in small sided football.
The FA have put together a helpful guide regarding the Laws of the Game in small sided football.