Recreational Football


Recreational football is considered a format of the game that is flexible in its delivery and flexible in how participants access the opportunity to play.

The increasing popularity of this format of football is due to its ability to fit as part of people's busy schedules with limited commitment required.

The FA recognises the part recreational football now plays in the growth of the game and has developed a range programmes to encompass this expanding format.


Recreational Football Programmes

Click the below links for more information on each specified area of Adult Football in Cheshire:


Cheshire FA Champions

Launched in 2015, Cheshire FA Champions is our first recreational football volunteer programme.  Do you have what it takes to become a Cheshire FA Champion?


Cheshire FA Elevens

Cheshire FA Elevens provides an alternative to traditional weekend grassroots football.  The Cheshire FA Elevens Leagues are predominately 11v11 mid-week leagues on central venue 3G pitches, aimed at engaging players straight after work yet still offering the traditional football we all love.



Futsal is considered to be the premium format of five a side football due to the skill-based technical merits the game requires.


Just Play

Simply turn up and play. The hassle free way to football which requires no weekly commitment and allows you to have a social kick-about with friends.


Mash Up

Aimed at encouraging boys and girls aged 14-17 years old who have dropped out of regular football to get back into the game. Usually delivered on school sites as extra-curricular activity or as a youth community engagement programme.


Small Sided Football

From 5 a side to 7 a side, based on fantastic facilities with good refereeing and a fun, yet competitive playing environment.


Walking Football

An adapted version of small sided football initially designed to help get over 50s back into football at a walking pace.


If you would like to speak to a member of the Cheshire FA Football development team about any of the above programmes please call 01606 871166.