What you need to know ahead of your first game

August 9, 2016

Whether you’ve just signed up or are thinking about playing 5-a-side football with us in London, here’s everything you need to know before your first match.

      1. Your fixture list

Every footballer loves to do a little research about their opposition before they step onto the pitch, so seven days before your first league match, our 5-a-side league management team will send you your receive your full fixture list for the season.

5 A Side Football

     2.  Your team members

Signing up to one of our 5-a-side leagues on your own? Well along with the details of your fixture information, our league management team will also send you the contact details of your team at least a week. Why not set up a Whatsapp group and start the conversation going before you meet up for the first time? We’d also advise arriving for your first match a little early so you can meet up and warm up with them beforehand.

   3.  Brush up on the 5-a-side football rules

5-a-side football is a beautifully simple game – that’s why it’s so addictive – but there are a few key rules you should brush up on before your first match. Whether you’ve signed to play up on your own or your managing a team, it’s definitely worth taking a read of our Go Mammoth 5-a-side rules guide before your first fixture.

Go Mammoth Football

   4.  How do the 5-a-side leagues work?

You’ll be playing all your league games at the venue and on the day you selected during the registration process, but your fixtures will vary week on week within the time window allotted for your league. But to ensure you can properly plan your fixtureyou’ll receive your full fixtures list along with exact kick-off times before the season begins so you can plan your matches into your personal schedule

    5.  Don’t forget to bring your astro turf trainers to the game…

…and if you haven’t played for a while, don’t forget to wear them in for a bit beforehand to make sure they still fit. Bring a bottle of water too – you’ll definitely need one for your first game. We’ll sort out the team bibs and ball. See you on the pitch.



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