This group is for anyone who is interested in playing football cheaply in the park. With the money we save from paying for pitches etc., we can then use for a few beers in a local pub afterwards instead. Best of both worlds! (you can still play if you can’t come for a drink!) This is a great opportunity to play the game we love, keep fit, exercise, be outdoors, and then go for a well deserved drink afterwards and chat and have a laugh as a group and meet new people all with the common interest of football...if nothing else! All money collected is purely for the admin group fees on meetup and any left over will go into the group, for example on bibs, goals, markings and footballs etc. SO why not join and give it a go?
UPDATE: Spring 2021
The subscription owner of this group was letting it go, so I thought I it was worth keeping things going - Keeping the same ethos of cheap football for all (+ drinks for those who want to)
My name is Sam and I run a football platform called 5aside.com. We are not looking to make money from organising - For the events we organise, the fee will be a nominal £2 (which makes people more likely to RSVP and then actually turn up!) As well as organising, we can also supply footballs, bibs, markings and nets. We are of course happy for others to use this group to set up and organise events without us.
If the COVID and lockdowns have taught us anything, it's that sport and being with people is really good for us - so let the meetups restart!