The FFA Schools 5-a-Side brings together a number of local schools (multi school events) to participate in football matches on smaller fields in a round robin format at local venues. The focus is entirely on enjoyment and participation, as there are no winners or scores recorded. Throughout the day, some students will also have the chance to represent their school in a number of football challenges, including ball juggling and a penalty kick shoot-out .
Providing a fun opportunity for boys and girls aged between schooling Years 1 to 4, FFA’s Member Federations are delighted to support and facilitate the national schools program. Schools are requested to enter three teams - a boys, girls and mixed team. The FFA Schools 5-a-Side provides students - who may or may not have played before - the opportunity to experience and be introduced to football in a fun, friendly and safe environment.
The game rules are simplified, with each game being supervised by either a Year 6 or 7 student acting as the ‘Game Leader’.
Details of the day include:
COST: FreeTIME: Arrive from 9.15am with the welcome and introduction commencing at 9.40amAGE: Years 1 and 2 and/or Years 3 and 4TEAMS: Each boy, girl and mixed (4 boys/4 girls) teams should have a maximum of 8 players (catering for a entire class)ATTIRE: School soccer or sports uniform. Shin Pads are recommended. Children can wear either football boots or suitable trainersLUNCH: Children are encouraged to bring their own snacks, lunch and drinksRULES: Click here to view the rulesGAME LEADER: Each school is required to supply a capable Year 6 or 7 student for each of your teams (3 in total) to act as ‘Game Leaders’FORMAT: Round robin format with teams playing up to five matches and participating in some football challenges throughout the dayEQUIPMENT: Footballs, goals, markers and bibs are be supplied
Schools are also welcome to nominate to host ‘single school’ events.
To find out how to get involved or to register your schools interest, please click on the following link to contact your local Member Federation.