If you’re looking to get more active, 5 a side football can be a great way to do it. You can have fun with your mates and even make new friends.
You can enjoy two ways of playing at Everyone Active centres. You can play socially with your friends by booking a pitch through your centre. Alternatively, you could also form a team and enter a league, with games hosted at Everyone Active centres.
What is 5 a Side Football?
In 5 a side football matches, players must rely on skill, touch and quick thinking. A small pitch and small goals mean that players need to create angles and find space within the confines of the pitch in order to succeed. Meanwhile, 11-a-side matches on full-size pitches rely more on pace and power than on skill – though skill is still important.
How Can you Play 5 a Side Football With Everyone Active?
We offer a variety of ways for you to play 5 a side football with us at Everyone Active.
Firstly, you can hire a pitch and just play socially with your friends. All you need to do is book a pitch – which you can do through the app, the website or at the centre in person – and turn up.
Secondly, you and your team can join a league, many of which have matches hosted at our centres. Obviously this is a slightly more serious affair than a casual booking as there are often prizes at the end of the season.
If your team needs extra practice between matches, then you can book pitches to keep yourselves in tip-top shape.
Lastly, 5 a side football is also really popular as part of birthday parties for kids; we hold these in our sports halls where we run football-themed games, challenges and drills for an hour or so before everyone heads over to party venues for food and cake!
It’s Great for Introducing Kids to Football
5 a side football is a great way to stay active, and it can be enjoyed by all ages. It’s also a great introduction to football for children, who will learn the basics of the game in a less physically demanding environment.
You’ll find 5-a-side football is hosted at most of our centres with sports halls, as well as on artificial 3G pitches and grass pitches across the country.