There are nearly 30,000 small sided teams playing across the country.
Small sided football is identified in the National Game Strategy as one of The FA’s key growth targets for adult football. The popularity of this format of football is a reaction to changing work and leisure patterns and a move towards ‘pay and play’ football. There are a couple of different small sided operators organising 6aside competitions in Herefordshire. All are affiliated to The FA or to the Herefordshire Football
The Laws of Small Sided Football have been revised for the benefit to players and referees. The FA encourages all Small Sided Football centres to adopt these uniform Laws.
With over four million footballers now playing Small Sided Football, there is always a need for more referees. The FA has introduced a referee’s course specifically for the sport and further details on this can be obtained from the Herefordshire FA.