We've listened to our league players and we've changed our rule book to ensure you get the most out of your league games at Goals - the biggest and best place to play! Download the rules below as a PDF, or view them directly on webpage below.
Daytime, evening or weekend. You decide what suits.
Yes, if there is a vacancy you can join right away, if not you may choose another night or wait until a vacancy comes up on your chosen night.
It is better if you have a team, but if not we can place your details on our ‘Find A Player’ system and try to match you up with other players or a current team looking for players.
Yes, all Goals leagues are fully affiliated.
Every league match is refereed by fully qualified and affiliated referees.
We offer a full range of league competitions. Most consist of divisions of eight teams, although some leagues do vary from this standard size.
The standard league season sees all teams play each other twice and therefore a standard eight team division lasts 14 weeks.
All Goals clubs run a number of different leagues so you shouldn’t have to wait too long to get sorted! However, we can fix you up with pre-season grading games allowing us to place you in a division suitable to your team’s skill level.
At the end of each season, there is the added excitement as teams battle to gain promotion or to avoid relegation. Most of our leagues feature two-up and two-down promotion and relegation.
We will ensure that your team plays a grading game to help you find your niche before you join a Goals league. Thereafter, regular promotion and relegation will ensure that your team will continue to play at the level that suits them best.
At Goals, 5-a-side has come a long way from coats down in the park days. High quality lockers and hot showers make changing all part of the enjoyment, and to rerun that sublime one-two or the perfect nutmeg, there’s a sports lounge with a great selection of beers and big screen football. There is also free wi-fi available so you can start sharing the post-match banter straight away.
For 5 a side leagues a maximum of eight players per game may be used (for 6 a side add one player, for 7 a side add two players).
Teams may register up to 20 players and no player can be registered to more than one team in the same league division. Players may not transfer their registration to a team in the same division during the course of a season.
Yes, shin guards are compulsory for leagues play.
Training shoes, moulded soles or astro boots - No screw in studded footwear or blades.
No, but it does help. Wearing the same colour of top can be useful if you have no strips. Bibs are available for hire at most Goals clubs.
The winners receive the league cup and both the winners and runners-up receive individual trophies.
One player in every division is awarded the prestigious ‘Player of the Season’ award at the end of season Presentation Night.
It couldn’t be easier, just fill in the form on the left hand side or give us a call, email us or drop by the club. You can let us know what league you fancy or let us suggest on for you.
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) recently carried out an exhaustive EU-wide study and has found no reason to advise people against playing sport on 3G pitches with rubber crumb. This advice is based on ECHA’s evaluation that there is a very low level of concern from exposure to substances found in the granules.
We are confident that 3G pitches in this country are safe given that the concentration limits in the EU’s regulations are set so as to prevent risk to the users.
The regulations for tyres came into force in 2010. The Environment Agency is one of the bodies responsible for enforcing the regulations in this country and its analysis and enforcement work shows a high level of compliance.
You can find more details about this here.
Yes, providing there is a vacancy available.
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