QUESTIONS & ANSWERS


Are you really the largest casual football network in London & the UK?


We have more than 15,000 people on our books who check in to play casual football with us, and a Facebook following of more than 1000. We are not only affiliated to the FA but are also delivery partners to get more people into playing football. We are growing everyday and have at least 5 new members join daily. We are confident YOU will join us and enjoy what we have to offer.



What is Casual Football all about?


Have you ever been to a kickabout organised between friends, and not enough people have turned up, its been poorly organised, too much shouting and no one keeps score? To add to this, there are no bibs, too many alpha males, everyone wants to play striker, no one keeps time and there is an argument every 5 minutes? Well, join the club! Welcome to the SOUTH LONDON FOOTBALL NETWORK, we have been running well organised & successful kickabouts for more than a year now. Thanks to word of mouth, we are growing everyday, because people like how we do it!

It is flexible and casual football. Just book and play when you want, come down on your own or bring a friend. We will put you into teams , so all you need to do is decide when you play. There is no fear of being rejected or dropped because you had a bad game. We have a 0% tolerance for trouble makers and every game is just great fun. Even if you decide you want a runout at the last minute, just book online and play. You don't have to come every week, and you don't have to commit. No contracts, no long term commitment. Make new friends each time you play! It's simply a very well organised kickabout.



How do I book?


All you need to do, is click on the GREEN book and play button on our homepage, and the rest is so simple!



Do I have to be a member to play?


No, not at all, you book when you feel like playing, no membership no commitment needed. Just book online & come down when you feel like playing.



Do you have any joining fees?


There are absolutely no joining fees, just book and play for the sessions you wish to attend. There are no ongoing fees and no hidden fees. Games start from as little as £3.99 per person, so pay and play.



Where do you play?


We currently play in the London boroughs of Wandsworth, Lambeth, and Merton . We are planning more venues in South London, and are in discussions to open up the East, West, & North London Football Networks, along with the Croydon Football Network.



I am an individual without a team, can I still play?


Yes, of course; this is ideally for people like you! People without a team, who cannot play or commit to a team every week. Just book a session, come down and we will sort out everything else, including your team. The SLFN facilitators will greet you and organise everything.



I want to bring my team down for a game, can you organise opposition?


Sure we can. Just let us know when you want to come down and we will make a booking for you. Let us know if you want an 11 aside game on grass, 9 aside on 3g or 5 aside on astroturf, and let us know your skill level. We will then organise a team for you to play.



I'm not very good at football, is this for me?


We cater for EVERYONE regardless of ability. This is more about getting people active and running about, rather than being somewhere to compete.



Can ladies play?


Yes, you sure can. Saturday Afternoon 1pm, Tooting Bec common, we will either have an all ladies session or a mixed football session. For more info email info@slfn.co.uk.



It's too far for me to come down and play, the journey is too complicated, can you help?


All you need to do is get on the Northern Line and get to Tooting Broadway, or to Mitcham Eastfields overground train station and providing you book, our taxi service will pick you up and bring you to the game, and back. If you want to play on a Tuesday or Wednesday night, you can just use the District Line, or take an overground to Earlsfield.



Can I play in my favourite position?


You will be given the opportunity to play in your booked position, but there are situations where several people book for the same position. In such cases, we do ask people to play 1 half in another position or rotate. In such cases, people can play in their 2nd preferred position. It's all good fun!



Do you play all year round?


Yes we do! We take a 2 week break at Christmas, and a summer break of 1 week. If the World cup or Euro championships are on, we potentially break for these competitions also.



I don't live in South London, can I still play?


Of course you can! We have people coming to play from as far as Watford and East Ham. Just get on the tube, or train and come down. To make it easier we have 2 designated pick up points to bring you to and from the games.



How are your games organised?


All of our games are organised by facilitators. Our facilitators are FA qualified, with 1st aid & safeguarding children certificates. When you arrive, you will be greeted by a facilitator, who will go through everything with you. The teams will be chosen randomly each week, allowing you to make new friends all the time.



How long are your games?


You will get at least 1 hour of football in each session.



How many aside is it?


Our sessions can be anything from 7 aside to full 11 aside. This is depending on how many people book. We also have high tempo 5 aside sessions.



What kind of surfaces do you play on?


We play on grass, 3g and astro turf.



I already play for a team, can I come down & play to increase my fitness?


We have so many people who play football for other teams, but come down & join us, simply because they need an extra session in the week to help them with their fitness. Others come, just because they love football!



I want to come down with a friend, can we play in the same team?


Sure you can! All you need to do is email info@slfn.co.uk and request this.



I've just booked to play, and it's my 1st time, how do I find you guys?


The address and location is shown on each booking page and all our emails that we send out. However, if you are lost and can't find us, please call 07912 482 864 & one of our facilitators will direct you to find us.



I can't book online, can I still play?


You can make an email booking by sending an email to info@slfn.co.uk. Priority is given to people who book online and you will be informed in good time whether you are playing or not.



Do you cancel a session if the weather is really bad?


We try not to cancel our sessions, as the demand is very high to play in any weather. But if we do, we would normally send a group email and make an announcement on Facebook. So make sure you are on our mailing list and Like our Facebook page.



Do i have to pay to play?


We do have expenses to cover, so there is a small fee to pay. When compared to average subs to play for an 11 aside team on the weekend, our fees are very reasonable.



How do I complain?


We are 100% committed to giving you the best service possible. In the event that you need to complain or are not happy, please email info@slfn.co.uk and we will treat your issue with the strictest confidence. You will be helping us improve our service, so please do not be put off by complaining; if you find anything not to your satisfaction please let us know.



I like to regularly argue with the referee & criticise anyone who is having a bad game, can I still come?


Well, this is where we draw the line. We have a 0% tolerance for trouble makers. Here at the SLFN, we recognise that referees can make mistakes, anyone can have a bad game and NO one should be singled out in such case. Everyone is human and we can all make mistakes, so in essence, we believe that encouragement is a vital medicine for the soul!



I heard you guys bring teams to play in European competition? Tell me more...


Its true, we organise teams to taste the beauty of european football. In the past we have flown to Austria, German, Iceland, Prague & Amsterdam to take on the might of Europe. Just email info@slfn.co.uk if you want more info on this.



My question hasn't been answered, what do I do now?


If you have a question that has not been answered, email info@slfn.co.uk and we will answer you!