Football on Your Terms

Want to play 11-a-side football but in a flexible format you can fit around your lifestyle?

Flexi-Football provides a recreational football open to any 16+ men and women's teams on a regular basis. We are currently looking for more teams to take part.

The beauty of the flexible format means that match-days can be tailored to suit the needs of the participators. Team sizes, and match duration's can all be flexible depending on the number of players teams have available. All teams have to do is turn up, pay and play with all games refereed by a qualified referee.


Football is our national sport; it remains incredibly popular with 6.6m people reporting that they play some version of the game each year. However, recent research has indicated that adult football participation is changing and in some areas traditional Saturday or Sunday formats of the game are experiencing a decline. Some players struggle to accommodate football alongside other work, family, education or leisure demands.

Many adult players who used to play in traditional formats of Saturday and Sunday football have dropped out due to age, fitness, work or family commitments. Research tells us that many retain a desire to play, but not with the commitment that was previously required of them. Many are attracted to playing games less frequently, in a reduced timeframe, with rolling subs and competing competitions that reflect their ability level, at times which will not have such an impact on family lives or other weekend leisure activities. 

North Riding is no different to this national trend and we have successfully piloted a number of ‘flexible format’ midweek 11v11 leagues in recent years, for open-age players (16+) and veterans (35+). The feedback from the teams who have participated in these leagues has been extremely positive and we’re now looking to roll out more midweek leagues across the county to cater for those players who cannot commit to playing football on the weekend.

If this sounds like your thing, get in touch with our Football Development Team today!


Central Venue 3G Pitch
60-minute Games
Fortnightly Fixtures
8-team League
Cup & Shield Competition
FA Qualified Referees
Repeat Substitutions
Unlimited Squad Size
Shorter Seasons
Minimal Administration
Minimal Costs 


Jasmine Morris

Football Development Officer

E: Jasmine.Morris@NorthRidingFA.com

T: 01642 717 779