Small Sided Football

Small Sided Football is the most popular and fastest growing area of adult football

With over 1.5m adults playing Small Sided Football every week and with 30,000 teams playing in organised and competitive small sided leagues, this format of football has increasingly become an integral part of the football family.  

Cheshire 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
• Beach Soccer
• Futsal


Cheshire FA Small Sided Leagues

Cheshire FA are now running our own Small Sided Leagues across the county, offering 6v6 and 7v7 football.

We promise fantastic facilities, good refereeing and a fun, yet competitive playing environment where you can challenge yourself and have a great social experience at the same time.

For more information on our Small Sided Leagues running in Cheshire and how to enter a team please click HERE.


Affiliated Leagues and Small Sided Providers

There are many operators that provide Small Sided Football opportunities in Cheshire. 

As well as the Small Sided Leagues run in directly by Cheshire FA there are numerous other competitions and providers, to see the full list please click HERE.


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

For more information on playing Futsal in Cheshire please click HERE.

If you have any enquiries about Small Sided Football in Cheshire please contact Cheshire FA Head of Participation & Development Paul Kelsall at or on 01606 871166.