The 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 encompasses; Futsal, 4v4, 5v5, 6v6, 7v7, Beach Soccer as well as Womens specific events.
Wherever you are around the country, the chances are that there is an opportunity to play Small Sided Football on your doorstep. There's a host of operators and providers that provide Small Sided Football opportunities, just do make sure that when you play in organised small sided leagues that they are appropriately affiliated to The FA.
Just some of the benefits of small sided affiliation;
- Recognition from the players that the competition is taking place under the auspices of the National Governing Body for Football. This will assist in the promotion and recruitment of Teams and Officials.
- Access to The FA FIVES
- Access to the FA Small Sided Development Fund
- If the competition is affiliated to the FA or County Football Association it will be subject to the FA’s Disciplinary processes. These will provide an additional safeguard to players and officials.
- Access to FA Qualified Referees. FA Qualified Referees are only permitted to officiate in affiliated football and any insurance they carry is not applicable in unaffiliated competitions.
- Only affiliated competitions are in a position to recruit additional referees through running the FA Small Sided Referees Qualification
- Affiliated competitions have the opportunity to post their results on ‘Full Time’ at FA.com - the Football Association’s official website.
- National Providers of Small Sided Football are invited to regular industry seminars at the FA, whilst a growing number of County FA’s are increasing their membership benefits and provide representative rights within the County FA structure.
Please see below all our current small sided affiliated providers.
BERKS & BUCKS FA AFFILIATED SMALL SIDED PROVIDERS
THE FA AFFILIATED SMALL SIDED PROVIDERS
For further information on small sided football please contact Simon.Wears@Berks-BucksFA.com or tel: 07766 774471