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Small Sided Football


Small Sided Football (SSF) is the most popular and fastest growing area of adult football. With over 1.5 million adults playing in 30,000 SSF teams every week, this format of football has increasingly become an integral part of the football family.

 Hampshire 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.’

Wherever you are around the county, the chances are that there is an opportunity to play Small Sided Football on your doorstep. This could come in all shapes and sizes from a large custom-built Small Sided Football facility with multiple pitches, to an indoor sports hall configured for Futsal, or even to an 11-a-side pitch temporarily split into smaller pitches.

There are also a whole 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 Hampshire FA or The FA.

Please click here to find out The FA's SSF Accredited Centres.


Leisure Leagues Hampshire


Please see the map above for all current Leisure Leagues Hampshire locations. To get in touch, please see below contact information.



07969 731086


07538 562547


Get in Touch

Kel Crook (Male Pathway Football Development Officer)


01256 853009


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small sided FAQS

Usually most leagues and venues have an age restriction of 16+ but we recommend checking with your local venue or provider before you go.

The cost of Small Sided Football varies between leagues. Some may charge a registration fee as well as match fees. On average leagues charge £0.90 per minute, e.g. 40 minute match would cost £36. Different leagues will offer different benefits and Hampshire FA suggests teams search for the league that will offer the best value for money.

To find your nearest league we have provided details on the map above. Use the contact details to contact the league directly and see if they have space available to cater for your team. Alternatively, find out about the FA’s SSF Accredited Centres here.

Hampshire FA has a commercial partnership with Small Sided provider, PlayFootball Portsmouth with the following offer available for all Hampshire FA affiliated clubs: Cost: £25 for the hire & the team booking can either have: 1 pitch for 2 hours or 2 pitches for 1 hour. The offer is permitted on the following dates & times: Friday 18:00-20:00 Sunday 10:00-12:00 Sunday 11:00-13:00 Sunday 12:00-14:00 Contact the Hampshire FA Business Support Officer, Isabella Pearson to obtain the promo code.

To book, please contact PlayFootball Portsmouth: 023 9265 1426.

If you are looking to become an FA affiliated small sided provider, please get in contact with Pedro Viveiros.