Working in conjunction with Keele University, Staffordshire FA have created an alternative ‘flexible format’ to a traditional 11-a-side league.
The idea of the flexible format league, played on Friday evenings, is to appeal to players who may not wish to play traditional 11-a-side football on a Saturday or Sunday, due to other commitments, lifestyle, etc. The flexible format of the league makes it ideal for groups of friends, workplace teams, or teams who may have folded in recent years.
The league will take place on the fantastic new 3G pitch at Keele University, kicking off on in November 2021.
A maximum of 8 teams can be accommodated in the league, and there are currently 2 vacancies which will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
Ahead of the league kicking off, a League Welcome Meeting will be taking place with team representatives on the evening of Monday 25 October, 6.00pm at Keele University Sports Centre.
League format summary:
• 3G Pitch
• Friday evenings
• 60-minute games
• Fortnightly fixtures
• 8-team league
• FA referees
• Players fully insured
• Minimal administration
• £40 a game
The league will kick-off on Friday 5 November 2021 and conclude in April 2022 – with breaks built into the season over the Christmas and Easter periods, to accommodate the students' holiday periods away from the university. There are six teams currently in place, and the final two places in the league will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
If you have a team who would like to take up one of the two remaining places in the league, please contact Naomi Parton at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01782 734528.