Teams and players wanted for Monday night 11-a-side football league in Northampton


The Northamptonshire Football Association is looking for teams to participate in its weekly 50-minute, 11-a-side Monday Night Football League, which starts next week (January 15).

The league consists of 10 matches per season and takes place on a weekly basis on Northampton School for Boys’ full-size, floodlit 3G artificial surface on Billing Road between 6:30pm and 9:30pm.

The Monday Night Football project is delivered by league co-ordinators Alex Sugden and Aaron Lee from Northamptonshire FA.

Alex said: “We are offering players who may struggle to commit to weekend matches due to work, family or other social reasons the chance to still enjoy 11-a-side football. We take care of all the match arrangements, so all you need to do is turn up and play!”

Stuart Smith, Northamptonshire FA Football Development Officer, said: “As we approach our 10th season of 50-minute football in Northampton, we’re very proud to continue offering men a high-quality football fix. It also offers great value for money at around £4 per player, so don’t hesitate to round up your teammates and get in touch today.”

Three match officials are provided with the £44 match fee, meaning that all team managers need to worry about is getting their 11 players together on a weekly basis.

Squads may consist of up to 25 players, with 15 players permitted in a matchday squad. Repeat substitutions are allowed, which ensures all squad members have the opportunity to play regularly.

The innovative league format would suit former 11-a-side teams wishing to start playing again, or a small-sided squad looking to try something different.

Individual players will be signposted to teams looking for extra players.

For further information about Northamptonshire FA’s Monday Night Football League, email or call 01604 678409.