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Making the move into adult football

Moving on up

Northamptonshire FA wants to support young players move from youth football into adult open age football.

Local Saturday and Sunday leagues across the county provide open age football for thousands of players every weekend in Northamptonshire. Players can compete in open age football from the age of 16.

Clubs, schools, colleges and universities also provide opportunities in a range of formats for players aged 16-21 of all abilities to play football.

Northamptonshire FA also support a number of small sided leagues across the county for young players that want to stay in the game, but may not want to get into 11v11 adult football just yet, whilst the 50-Minute leagues provide a great opportunity for players that want to play 11v11, but are unable to commit to weekend league fixtures.

Whatever your preference, find out how you can get involved here.



As you get older, your life changes. You find yourself committed to so many things that the idea of getting involved in football for a league side seems impossible. No worries. Northamptonshire FA has THREE midweek 50-minute floodlight leagues operating within the county, allowing you to play 11v11 football without a packed fixture calendar.

  • Two 25-minute halves
  • Rolling substitutions
  • Shorter seasons