Five a side is a sport for all.  This is one of the founding principles of Goals. Small sided football is one of the best activities you could be involved in. There are clear, positive health benefits almost immediately. Whether you are playing 5-a-sides or 7-a-side every week or just once in a while, it’s a fun way to play the beautiful game on the best possible pitches.

Goals are committed to encouraging more people to play football and to support players who are already playing games or have joined their local league at one of our clubs. Age should not be a barrier to involvement. Goals clubs are designed to accommodate players of any age and skill level.

Kids football at Goals

Join the fun at Goals and get your family active at a young age. FA accredited Goals coaching academies, holiday parties or kids parties can be an ideal way to introduce five-a-side football to your children, or to encourage their enthusiasm for sport.

Kids parties can be tailored to fit the group of young players. The fun events include two hours of football gameplay in a safe and state-of-the-art arena. Parties can also be themed around your favourite football team.

When players get a bit older, there are other party packages especially designed for teenagers with on pitch games led by a FA or SFA qualified coach and referee.

For enthusiastic young players, the Goals coaching academy is a way to improve skills, learn from FA and SFA qualified coaches, while making friends and sharing the football experience with other young footballers.

Coaching camps during school holidays offer kids football, food and fun at their local Goals club. Available to boys and girls aged 5+, kids can learn about tactics, fitness and healthy eating as they enjoy five-a-side football in a secure environment.

Playing 5-a-side

Goals pitches are designed to be safe and to protect the fitness of players. If you are not as young as you used to be, you’ll still find a warm welcome at our local clubs and plenty of options to enjoy a game of five-a-side. Our app allows players to link up and find a game, or you could book a pitch with your friends to get started. Speak to one of our staff today if you want more information on how to start playing football regularly.

After a kickabout, there’s also our Goals clubhouse sports lounge, with free wi-fi and sport on the big screen if you want to socialise with players of all ages and enjoy the best five-a-side club facilities in the country. There’s no better time to start than now! Get involved in football and start feeling the benefits, whatever age you may be.