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This is an invitation to join the Social Sports Mix Whatsapp group as many of you prefer this as a way of being kept up to date with our events such as our Sunday rounders and football.
You can also use it to find sports partners in London.
Here's the link: https://chat.whatsapp.com/1dazFtGLfSA9kf4wocDj1y
We want it to be an open and respectful space so please:
- Don't harass, pester or stalk
- No self-promotion or covert advertising
Join us for a friendly mixed-gender game of amateur football. This low-level game is aimed at adult players looking to learn, improve, and enjoy team play in a friendly and supportive environment. While we keep scores, we are not super competitive
What is special about HappyFooty?
- Goal frames on grass
- Referee in all matches
- Scoreboard on display
- No waiting time - matches start and finish on time. 45 mins each half with 10-minute break at half-time.
- No hard tackles
- No discriminate passing - (everyone gets the ball, not just top players)
- Corner flags
- Bibs supplied
- Friendly & supportive - more important than winning
We play at the Old Football Pitches, located in the southern part of Hyde Park. To identify our pitch amongst the others, look out for our goal frames & corner flags. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/cy1mQErB3FVta6BS6
The closest tube station is Knightsbridge (10 mins walk) and South Kensington (15 mins on foot).
Please arrive at 3.30pm for a kick-off time of 3.45pm sharp. Remember to bring a bottle of water.
RSVP (book) in advance latest by noon on the day: £9.50 (PayPal)
Turn up on the day without booking/RSVP: £19 (payable by card only)
Come join us for some fun in the park
This is a weekly social gathering with optional sports. We will be playing rounders. Not played rounders before? It's a traditional English sport for everyone, even the unsporty. Here's a video of us playing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6Bya3T5W3k
How to play rounders
Rounders is a bat and ball game similar to baseball played by two teams. Your team will be either fielding or batting before swapping after the innings. When batting, the aim is to hit the ball, then try and run around the four posts. Your team gets a rounder if you make it round the four posts without stopping or getting out. You are out if when you hit the ball someone catches the ball before it reaches the ground or someone stumps a post before you get there.
The rules will be explained at the beginning of each meetup with a practice round at the beginning. We play a slightly modified version of the official rules where if you are out, it's not game over for you. Your team will lose a life instead. This will give everyone multiple opportunities to bat.
It's very simple to pick up and the ball we use is very soft. We are very beginner friendly and the focus is on having fun rather than being competitive. We attract attendees of all ages and sporting level. You are welcome to come and watch only too. We usually have a few people who do so while having a picnic and enjoying the park.
Come and meet us
Meet at 2pm in Regents Park. Here is the map of where we will be playing in the park (Cumberland Green):
Please feel free to bring food and drinks.
The main rounders game will finish at 3:30pm and this is followed by mixed gender football. We aim to have roughly equal numbers of men and women for every game. Our mixed football games are currently oversubscribed for men so football places are only guaranteed for those confirmed on the meetup event page.
Free or play for charity
Our Sunday social and rounders events are free for everyone. The organisers volunteer their time and fund for the equipment, public liability insurance, marketing and meetup costs to make this happen. We would like our events to raise awareness and money for worthwhile charities.
If you appreciate our events, please consider making a donation on our fundraising page. To donate and for more info, please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/socialsportsmixukraine
Beginner friendly mixed football
A friendly mixed gender football game in Regents Park. Equipment such as balls, goals and bibs will be provided. You will have the choice of playing in a beginner friendly or intermediate game.
We aim to have roughly equal numbers of men and women for each game. This is the Womens Signup Page. Please check the meetup page for the Mens Sign up Page.
We also welcome non-binary and other genders to join us.
How it works
We meet at the venue to organise teams and for everyone to get to know each other. Here is where we meet: https://www.socialsportsmix.co.uk/regents-park-football-and-rounders
This is a friendly game, no hard tackles or aggression!
We will play for 60-90 minutes depending on how we all feel and there will be a half time. There is no pressure to stay for the entire event and you can leave early if you need to. If there is no Goalkeepers, players who are willing to go in goal will rotate every 8 mins.
We recommend you bring shinpads and water.
We usually go for drinks in the pub or have a picnic in the park after.
Free or play for charity
Our Sunday football events are free for everyone. The organisers volunteer their time and fund for the equipment, public liability insurance, marketing and meetup costs to make this happen. We would like our events to raise awareness and money for worthwhile charities. If you appreciate our events, please consider making a donation on our fundraising page. To donate and for more info, please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/socialsportsmixukraine
Here are our Terms and conditions http://www.socialsportsmix.co.uk/terms-and-conditions