Dear football learners, Football is huge in England and especially in London. While participation in 11-a-side football has been on the slide for a few years, 5/6/7-a-side football has been growing rapidly in popularity in recent years with more than 1.5 million adults playing it every week. Whether you are a group of friends or just one person, finding a 5/6/7-a-side team is not difficult as there are plenty of websites to join leagues across London.
The problem is that nobody will want you in their team if you don't have much experience, in other words if you cannot play at a good intermediate or even advanced level. Now, you may be lucky enough to have played in a club in your youth, or just had football coaching at school, but if you haven't then how are you supposed to improve your football skills...?
Of course you can look for a coach for 1on1 sessions but according to our experience it is expensive and not really fun to train by yourself. So this is why we decided to create this meetup group, just so that our members can improve their 5/6/7-a-side football skills without the hassle of joining a (11-a-side) club.
Our coaching sessions are held weekly at the Powerleague Centre in Shoreditch. Just to be clear, this group is not for players with an advanced level who want to play 5-a-side football, if you want to do that then please join our other meetup group called Football 5aside Shoreditch or any other football (meetup or not) group. Also, please bear in mind that we have to charge you a fee to cover the cost of booking the pitch(es) and pay for our coach, more info on our events' pages. We also organise football games for our members to get more practice during the week.
Please join our group if you can relate to all that and want to start working on your football skills!