What we're about

Welcome to Terrible Football London!

Have you always wanted to play football, but are too intimidated to join a local Sunday League team, or don’t want to fork out cash for a five-a-side on astro turf? Fancy a relaxed kick about in the park? Want to have a relaxed kick about, and a couple of beers after? Then Terrible Football is for you!

At Terrible football, anyone can play: any ability, any age and any gender. Terrible Football is about miss kicked clearances, sweet half volleys and desperate diving saves. We play in the rain, sun or snow. It's completely free, and always will be. It's open, inclusive and Terrible. All sessions are on grass and its advisable to wear studs in the wet season.

We currently host 5 sessions every week:

• Clapham Common - Weekdays (Different days, keep an eye on the calendar!), Saturdays (10:30AM Kick-Off) & Sundays (11:00AM Kick-Off)

• Weavers Fields - Sundays (01:00PM Kick-Off)

• Tooting Bec Common - Saturdays (10:30AM Kick-Off)

In order to play, all you need to do is RSVP and turn up on the day. If you turn up but aren't on the list, there might be a chance of being turned away as we are limited to space and equipment. We aim to start on time so if you arrive and we've started you'll have to sit out the first game and wait for an organiser to put you in a team. In order to stay up to date with last minute changes, we suggest you join our WhatsApp group. Please feel free and ask an organiser to add you. Lastly, Terrible Football is for free, we don’t charge, however, if you are a regular, we do ask you to donate some money once or twice a year for the upkeep and new equipment.

Did you know that you can also play Terrible Football in Amsterdam, Berlin and Taipei? You can find the Meetups here:

https://www.meetup.com/Terrible-Football-in-Amsterdam/

https://www.meetup.com/Terrible-Football-Berlin/

https://www.meetup.com/Terrible-Football-Taipei/ (https://www.meetup.com/Terrible-Football-Taipei/)

We’re also on Social Media, so for news, updates, banter and social activities, keep an eye on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram:

https://twitter.com/terriblefc

https://www.facebook.com/TerribleFC/

https://www.instagram.com/terrible_football/

See you on the pitch!

... and stay Terrible!

Upcoming events (5+)

Free Terrible Football @ Tooting Bec Common Saturday 10:30AM

Tooting Bec Common (Field just north of Bedford Hill Rd)

Hey Terrible Footballers! Welcome to our free, mixed gender, and all skill level football in Tooting Bec Common. We meet at the north side of the Common. (just north of Bedford Hill Road, *see map) Meet at 10:25AM & kick off at around 10:30AM. We normally play in the same area as shown on the map but do keep an eye on the WhatsApp group - message one of the organisers if you'd like to be added. After the games, some players pop down to the pub in the Balham area for a pint or two, maybe watch some football. We aim to be on-time and play for up to two hours. Some important information: • Age 18+ • Terrible Football meet-ups are extremely popular but unfortunately we have limited spaces. If you end up on the waiting list, please wait and see if a spot becomes available. We will have to check who has RSVP-ed if too many show up and will have to turn people away if they’re not on the list. • Please show up on time! If you have RSVP-ed but don’t show up on time, we will have to give your spot to someone else! If you show up after we have started playing, and no one else has taken your spot, you might still be asked to sit the first game out in order to prevent confusion. There is nothing worse for organisers than people showing up late! • As mentioned above, we don’t charge, however, if you are a regular, we do ask you to donate some money once or twice a year for the upkeep and new equipment. Please note the capacity of this new game is slightly smaller than the main game in Clapham Common which is normally run at the same time. This is due to the size of the fields suitable for football in this area. Please only sign up to 1 of the 2 games on a Saturday morning. For any questions, please contact one of the organisers. See you there! TFC Team • What to bring Wear something comfortable for football and football boots in the winter/spring. Some water and and an extra shirt would be helpful. Thank you. • Important to know This is a causal friendly game of different skill levels. Please play friendly and be considerate to all players on the field.

Free Terrible Football @ Clapham Common Saturday 10:30AM

Clapham Common, Windmill Drive

Hey Terrible Footballers! We meet at Clapham Common Bandstand at 10:15AM and will kick off at 10:30AM. We normally play on the field north of the Bandstand, but do keep an eye on the WhatsApp group for any last minute updates - message one of the organisers if you'd like to be added. After the games, we often go to the pub to watch some football, or if the weather allows it, sit in the park with a few beverages! Check out our Instagram if you want to find out what our games look like. https://www.instagram.com/terrible_football/ Some important information: • Age 18+ • Terrible Football meet-ups are extremely popular but unfortunately we have limited spaces. If you end up on the waiting list, please wait and see if a spot becomes available. We will have to check who has RSVP-ed if too many show up and will have to turn people away if they’re not on the list. • Please show up on time! If you have RSVP-ed but don’t show up on time, we will have to give your spot to someone else! If you show up after we have started playing, and no one else has taken your spot, you might still be asked to sit the first game out in order to prevent confusion. There is nothing worse for organisers than people showing up late! • As mentioned above, we don’t charge, however, if you are a regular, we do ask you to donate some money once or twice a year for the upkeep and new equipment. For any questions, please contact one of the organisers. See you there! TFC Team

Free Terrible Football @ Clapham Common Sunday (11am kick-off time)

Clapham Common Bandstand

Hey Terrible Footballers! We meet near the middle of the park, east of the Bandstand just north of "The Windmill" pub, please see the MAP). Please aim to arrive before 11am (ideally 10:45am to help out in the setting up) as we want to kickoff at 11am. (If you arrive late after kick off, you may have to wait around half hour for the next game). Please sign up early (during the week if possible), check the meetup page for the week and our Watsapp group for any last minute changes. (Please ask a organisation on site to be added to the Watsapp group) The game will normally go ahead come rain or shine if we have the numbers. But there will need to be a minimum of 12 sign ups for the game to go ahead on Sunday morning. We aim to run games on 2 pitches of up to 10-a-side (so max 40 players) which we will set up on the day. You MUST SIGN UP in advance to play. Only sign up if you can come. If we exceed 40 players, or you're late or if you didn't sign up, or the games already started with max players, then we may have to turn you away. The organisers will check late on Saturday. If less then 12 players signed up then we may have to cancel. Please make sure you are coming if you sign up, and do sign up early to encourage others to sign up. If you frequently sign up but fail to come, we may have to turn you away. Some important information: • Age 18+ • Terrible Football meet-ups are extremely popular but unfortunately we have limited spaces. If you end up on the waiting list, please wait and see if a spot becomes available. We will have to check who has RSVP-ed if too many show up and will have to turn people away if they’re not on the list. • Please show up on time! If you have RSVP-ed but don’t show up on time, we will have to give your spot to someone else! If you show up after we have started playing, and no one else has taken your spot, you might still be asked to sit the first game out in order to prevent confusion. There is nothing worse for organisers than people showing up late! • As mentioned above, we don’t charge, however, if you are a regular, we do ask you to donate some money once or twice a year for the upkeep and new equipment. For any questions, please contact one of the organisers. See you there! TFC Team

Free Terrible Football @ Weavers Fields Sunday 1:00PM

Hey Terrible Footballers! We meet at Weavers Fields at 12:45PM and will kick off at 1:00PM. We normally play close to the entrance at Mape Street, but do keep an eye on the WhatsApp group for any last minute updates - message one of the organisers if you'd like to be added. After the games, we often go to the pub to watch some football, or if the weather allows it, sit in the park with a few beverages! Some important information: • Age 18+ • Terrible Football meet-ups are extremely popular but unfortunately we have limited spaces. If you end up on the waiting list, please wait and see if a spot becomes available. We will have to check who has RSVP-ed if too many show up and will have to turn people away if they’re not on the list. • Please show up on time! If you have RSVP-ed but don’t show up on time, we will have to give your spot to someone else! If you show up after we have started playing, and no one else has taken your spot, you might still be asked to sit the first game out in order to prevent confusion. There is nothing worse for organisers than people showing up late! • As mentioned above, we don’t charge, however, if you are a regular, we do ask you to donate some money once or twice a year for the upkeep and new equipment. For any questions, please contact one of the organisers. See you there! TFC Team

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Midweek Terrible Football @ Clapham Common 10:30

Clapham Common Bandstand

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