Sydney’s fastest growing sport and favourite spring/summer small-sided football competition Playing 5-a-side or 6-a-side soccer football is a brilliant way to keep fit and have fun By playing FootballSSG you will notice the difference in your playing ability when the next Manly Warringah soccer season comes around Enjoy your soccer football more - play Manly Warringah's favourite summer soccer/summer football competitions - play FootballSSG Small Sided Games soccer, football, futsal, 6-a-side, 5-a-side, 6 a side, 5 a side, six a side, five a side, six-a-side, five-a-side, small sided games, small-sided games, summer, spring, sydney, northern beaches, manly warringah, pittwater manly warringah summer football, pittwater summer soccer, manly warringah summer soccer, pittwater summer football Play small sided football (aka futsal, five a side soccer football or six a side soccer football) in Sydney's favourite competition pittwater rugby park summer soccer, pittwater rat park summer sport, pittwater summer sport, manly warringah summer sport
FootballSSG competitions are held at Pittwater Rat Park, North Narrabeen and Brookvale Oval, Brookvale FootballSSG are Manly Warringah summer soccer competitions run mid-week, on your choice of Tuesday or Thursday afternoons and evenings We created the FootballSSG to aid in the ongoing growth and development of the game of football, and in particular, to aid in the natural development of player’s technical skills The basics of FootballSSG and futsal are very similar. Most of the rules are similar including: the size of the field; the non-contact nature of play; and the length of the matches. The key and fundamental difference between FootballSSG and futsal is that we play on turf and use a turf ball (like you would use in your full-sized-field winter competition). This is because we want our players to improve their technical football skills, something we feel is best done using the ball and the surface they will experience in their regular winter competition. You might just want to have fun. You might want to improve or enhance your fitness. All of these are valid reasons to play FootballSSG, Manly Warringah summer soccer. The key and fundamental difference between FootballSSG and futsal is that we play on turf and use a turf ball (like you would use in your full-sized-field winter competition) FootballSSG aids in the ongoing growth and development of the game of football, and in particular, aids in the natural development of player’s technical skills Small sided football helps to improve technical skills such as ball control, short passing and dribbling. And it helps to improve tactical skills such as using space, passing and moving and playing a through ball.
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Site updated August 19, 2016
 

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19 August ... Organisation of the upcoming Spring competition is ‘almost’ done


More than 3,500 people will be participating in this Spring 2016 season and we’re well on top of all the organising. There’s still lots of work for us to do, but we will definitely be ready for the first games of the season which will start on:
 - 13th September for Tuesday Rat Park competitions
 - 14th September for Wednesday Brookvale Oval competitions and for Wednesday Rat Park competitions
 - 15th September for Thursday Rat Park competitions

The first of the information emails leading up to the start of the season was sent today, if you’re registered to play but did not receive the email, you might want to contact us so that we can check that you’ve not accidentally entered an incorrect email address on the registration form.

As at midday on 19th August we have room for the following additional adult teams:
 - Mixed Gender Open Age ... Tuesday at Rat Park
 - Men's Open Age ... Tuesday night at Rat Park
 - Men's Over 35 ... Thursday night at Rat Park
 - Ladies' Over 35 ... Wednesday at Brookvale Oval

Anyone that has not yet already registered will need to have done so before 9am Friday 26th August ... register after that time and you will definitely not be processed in time to play in the first game ... no exceptions.
 

 

Have you liked us on Facebook yet ?


We’re the most liked small-sided football competition in Sydney ... and the number of people liking our School Holiday Coaching Clinics is growing as well. So now we want to be the most liked community football-related Facebook page in Sydney too.

Why not check it out and, if you like FootballSSG ... show it on Facebook by liking us and sharing our Facebook page with your friends ... because we want EVERYONE to know about FootballSSG    emoti




 

What’s our latest EXCITING NEWS?


We’re super excited to announce our School Holiday Coaching Clinics for boys and girls aged 5 to 12 years.

These brand new clinics provide a fun, encouraging, inclusive and engaging environment that the kids are just going to love!



Clinics are being offered in both the April and July school holidays.

We are accepting registrations for these Clinics right now and places are strictly limited on capacity, so secure your child’s place early!

Click here for more details and to register.

 

STILL Sydney’s fastest growing
small-sided football competition


- 760 players in 2008 (our first year) -
- Over 2,500 players in 2013 -
- 4,000 players in 2015 -
That’s 35% growth, year on year!

Be a part of the best organised and best fun small sided football competition in Sydney. We’ve got something for everyone:

- Boys, Girls, Men’s & Ladies’ competitions -
- All age groups from Under 6 to Over 35 -

We’re the best, because we’re the most fun!
 

 

We have NEVER missed a game due to wet weather


Over eight seasons and more than 8,000 games scheduled, we have never missed a game due to wet weather. This is a fact that we are very proud of and a record that we intend to maintain ... forever!

We know you just want to play, so we only use the best quality fields with the best irrigation and drainage systems, so you get to play. After all, that is what you want, isn’t it? When you register to play, you just want to be able to play!
 

 

17 June 2016 ... Gearing up for the Spring 2016 season


2015-bestvenues2015 smashed every record there was (seems to be the case each year). We had more people playing and spectating than ever before. Some 4,000 players registered across nearly 470 teams.

We successfully ran competitions over four nights and at the two best venues on Sydney’s northern beaches (Pittwater Rat Park and Brookvale Oval) and we also launched our Summer Competition for the first time, which was also a whole lot of fun.

We again experienced huge growth in our junior age groups and amongst our girls-only competitions, which is particularly pleasing!

We’re now getting ready for the Spring 2016 season and we’re hoping that you’ll enjoy playing as much as we enjoy making it all happen for you. You can register via this link from 1st July and we strongly recommend that you get your registrations in early as we genuinely expect to be fully subscribed well before the end of July.

Bring it on ... #LovingSSG

 

SUMMER COMPETITION CONCLUDED



Our FIRST EVER SUMMER COMPETITION, the only 6-a-side competition on the Northern Beaches that ACTUALLY PLAYS DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS, has now concluded. It was a great success, with many hundreds of players enjoying the FootballSSG experience (and understanding why we are Sydney’s favourite Small Sided Football competitions).

Congratulations to everyone who participated. It was great to see so many happy faces playing each week in a range of age groups. We very much look forward to doing it all again. We are SO PROUD to have facilitated ~4,000 people playing a fun, safe and technical version of football during the warmer months of the traditional “off-season”. And we know that everyone who has participated is a much better football player as a result.

The final results across the competitions have now been updated. Congratulations to the Winners and Runners-Up :

Age Group

Winners

Runners-Up

     Under 10

     Elanora Eagles

     Loose Cannons

     Under 12

     Killarney United

     Matildas

     Under 14

     Tekkers FC

     Hillbillies

     Under 17

     Team Tekkers

     Freshy

     Ladies’ Over 35

     Bertie Beetle Showgirls

     Whirlwinds

     Men’s Over 35

     Eagles

     Arthritis United


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There is no better pre-season preparation for your team.
  - you’ll be match-fit
  - your first touch will be as good as it can be
  - your ‘talk’ during the game will be spot on
  - you’ll be ready for the winter season

Get involved ... you won’t regret it!

All details here



 

 

FootballSSG is played at the best venues with the best playing surface and the best lighting. This photo taken at Brookvale Oval, October 2012

Playing 5-a-side or 6-a-side soccer football is a brilliant way to keep fit and have fun. Importantly for those who wish to improve their playing ability, it helps to improve technical skills such as ball control, short passing and dribbling. And it helps to improve tactical skills such as using space, passing and moving and playing a through ball.

By playing FootballSSG you will notice the difference in your playing ability when the next winter season comes around ! 

FootballSSG has a proven records of providing: LONG PLAYING TIMES  +  THE BEST PLAYING VENUES  +  THE BEST LIGHTING

PLUS we provide free uniforms (that the players get to keep), match balls, referees, official time-keepers, player insurance and training and coaching advice for anyone that wants it. ... all you need to do is organise your team, turn up and have fun!

By the way ... WE HAVE ALWAYS PROVIDED ALL THESE THINGS ... and the absolute best organisation of a football competition that you will experience.

You’ll only know by playing ... but don’t take our word for it ...

FootballSSG Images from Finals Day 2010
Real comments from the Boy's Under 14
The whole organisation and running of the competition was excellent. This is our 2nd year playing and I know all of the boys have said they will be playing again next year. Thanks for such a great season. So well organised. You've done a brilliant job. Thanks again.
Real comments from the Ladies' Over 35
This was my first season not just watching the kids play SSG, but getting to enjoy SSG myself. I had a fantastic time. Communication, refs, fields etc were all wonderful. I have been recommending to friends that they consider playing SSG next season.
Real comments from the Ladies' Over 35
Thank you so much for organising this. It was the highlight of my week.
Real comments from the Girl's Under 12
My daughter has been involved in SSG for three seasons, starting as an 8 year old. In the three years I have coached the feedback I receive from both players and parents is that they like SSG because it is high scoring and there are many more opportunities to improve your skills as you have so many touches of the ball. We'd play it all year round if the option was there!
Real comments from the Men's All Age
Very happy with the quality of the fields, refs, and even most the other players! We came last in our comp with style, the most important thing is we had fun doing it.
Real comments from the Men's Over 35
I've played in four different summer comps but SSG is the first to always start on time, have a ground that can cope with heavy rain, and offer longer game times.
Real comments from the Mixed Under 8
This was an extremely well organised competition. The kids loved every minute of it. It appealed to them because they played in a real stadium, with refs, real goals, etc. It just made them feel part of a real competition.
Real comments from the Mixed Under 8
Excellent. Really well run, and glad there is a comp like this on the Beaches. This is a competition that offers a good development platform for kids, as well as a fun and focussed addition to the weekly calendar.
Real comments from the Ladies' Over 35
Very well organised competition on an excellent playing surface. I will certainly be introducing my two kids to the event when they are old enough to participate.
Real comments from the Men's Over 35
I was very pleased with the no-contact ruling as this tends to stop any nastiness from creeping into the games. It is so much more enjoyable when the game feels fair and is played in good spirit. The referees did a fantastic job. Rat Park is a great venue. The surface is fantastic to play on (even in the wet) and the field management / rotation was very well done.
Real comments from the Boy's Under 14
Love the format, love the game length and a playing at Rat park is awesome. Great casual, competitive soccer, played in the right spirit. I'll be playing next year for sure.
Real comments from the Boy's Under 10
It was a pleasure to be involved with Football SSG again this year. This was the 3rd season my son has played with you, and I think it improves every year. Everything is so efficient and organised - from your regular communication, to the uniforms and games. From a managers point of view, it is so easy to be involved. One thing I noticed this year was the fact that parents were allowed on the sidelines (in previous years parents have had to watch from outside the fence). This was fabulous and made the game much more exciting and fun for both the parents and the kids. The boys had a fabulous season and on the last game were asking how long before they could start playing again!
Real comments from the Girl's Under 14
Football SSG was the best fun ever!
Real comments from the Ladies' All Age
Excellent organisation, great timing, great venue - can't add anything apart from it's a fantastic comp and we thoroughly enjoy it.
Real comments from the Boy's Under 17
Our team and their parents were very happy with the whole season - again! We had one new member to the team and his parents were really impressed with easy it was - turn up and play - the others have become used to that! A good season and all keen to come back and play next year.
Real comments from the Men's All Age
A very good experience - year after year!!
Real comments from the Girl's Under 12
Absolutely unreal. All the girls loved it, the parents loved it. After years and years of summer and winter football and this is the absolute best football experience we have all had. Great standard, really good for the skills.
Real comments from the Ladies' All Age
Extremely well run and organised and fun. I got a great team of girls who I'd never played with before and we had a really good time. Loved the emphasis of maximum game play.
Real comments from the Boy's Under 14
A brilliant well organised competition for all ages, boys and girls. I coached a team and the boys called me today to continue playing as they are still hungry for football. This will be a great start for next season as they will be playing U/13s, whom I coach, this would not have happened had it not been for Football SSG, all the local football clubs will benefit from what you are doing, thank you so much see you next year.
Real comments from the Mixed Under 7
Huge THANK YOU to FootballSSG team, it has been a lot of fun and a breath of fresh air how smoothly it is all run. Seems to be the right balance, not over-controlled or over-regulated, just the key areas are regulated just enough. The properly trained refs, fairly administered rules, regulated start and end times on the day, management of the draw and tally, the uniforms all provided clarity and predictability for the kids. Within this environment then with great grounds, the slightly bigger fields, slightly longer games, goalies and right number of players on the field, the kids really seemed to flourish and get a lot more out of the game they love. And they had fun making some new friends along the way.
Real comments from the Mixed Under 9
I have nothing but praise to say about how well you have organised this competition for our kids. How informed we have always been and as you said how fun it has been.
Real comments from the Ladies' Over 35
This has been our first year playing the Tuesday evening summer comp and on behalf of our team the Runaways I just wanted to say that it has undoubtedly been the best comp we've ever played (and believe me we've tried them all!)  From the lighting to the grounds and best of all the professionalism of the refs, it has been an absolute pleasure to play each week. We will definitely be back next year.
Real comments from the Mixed Under 6
Thanks for such a great season. Joe loved it and looked forward to it each week. So well organised. You've done a brilliant job. Thanks again.
Real comments from the Boy's Under 10
This was a great competition and I had lots of fun. I will definitely do it again next year.
FootballSSG is played at the best venues with the best playing surface and the best lighting. This photo taken at Pittwater Rat Park, October 2012

My favourite YouTube video ... have you got a FootballSSG video that you would like us to share?


If you’ve got 9 minutes spare, check this out (video produced by Matt Leiper in 2012 ... honestly I get a buzz every time I watch these superstars of the future)