Q How much does it cost?
A Unlike many other operators there are no unnecessary ‘Joining Fees’ - it is FREE TO ENTER & we pay your affiliation to the FA. After that the weekly match fee will be between £24 & £30, depending on the length of the games & the venue you are playing at.
Q What is the minimum age
A All players must be at least 16 yrs old. The team manager must be at least 18yrs old.
Q Do we need a kit?
A Most teams will have their own kits, but it is not compulsory. Hat Trick Football provide bibs at the pitch side
Q Do you provide footballs?
A Yes, we provide quality match balls for all our leagues.
Q Do you provide the referees?
A Yes, we provide FA qualified referees at all our leagues
Q Do I need to wear shin pads?
A Yes, it is an FA stipulation that all players must wear shin pads including the goalkeeper
Q Are the leagues affiliated?
A Yes, all our leagues are affiliated to the local Football Association
Q How long do the seasons last?
A Each season will last between 15-20 weeks depending on the number of teams in the league.
Q How long are the games?
A The match duration will normally be between 28 & 36 minutes depending on which league you are playing in
Q How many players are allowed for each match?
A In 5 a side you are allowed maximum 5 players + 3 subs, so 8 in total. In 6 a side you are allowed maximum 6 + 3 subs, so 9 in total.
Q What If I am struggling to get a team out?
A In 5 a side you can play with a minimum of 3 players & 6 a side minimum of 4 players. If you let us know we may be able to help you by speaking to the pitch side coordinator to arrange for you to borrow a player from another team, providing your opposition are informed & agree to it. If not then you would have to take a 3-0 defeat & still pay your match fee + £15
Q What If my team doesn’t turn up?
A In the unlikely event that your team doesn’t show up & you don't notify us in advance then you will be charged DOUBLE match fee & get a 3-0 defeat. Our onsite co-ordinators will try & organise a friendly for your opponents.