Friendship, Fair Play and Fun
Friday Night 5s has been held at the Rocks Lane venue in Barnes since 1995 and the youth football league has flourished ever since to become the popular stalwart of the local community it is today.
Built on Friendship, Fair Play and Fun – our Friday evening Junior 5-a-side leagues take place at the Rocks Lane Multi Sports Centre, which features a Café, Children’s Playground and Changing Rooms.
Friday Night 5s are a key fixture within Barnes community life for children and their parents alike – featuring 130 junior teams playing over 5 hours across 9 floodlit pitches. From the moment the whistle blows for kick off from 4pm, the atmosphere of fun and camaraderie is palpable amongst the junior teams, and a real social occasion for many parents too!
Summer Term runs from Friday 26 April for 12 weeks with the last match on Friday 19 July. There is no match Friday 31st May due to half term.
Places are limited, so secure your team’s place today.
We are often told that Friday Night 5s in Barnes is a very different to the feeling of a weekend junior league. We think that’s because of the values that are so important to those who take part in the leagues: Friendship, Fair Play and Fun.
The five-a-side format, based around Friendship of those of a similar age, helps create this atmosphere. Friends come together to design, manage and play in a team that is truly theirs: choosing their own team name, designing their team badge and, if they wish, having their own team strip too.
Our Match Rules and Code of Conduct for Players, Parents and Coaches are there to champion Fair Play in the spirit of the game and ensure Fun for all – win, lose or draw. Referees assess all matches for Fair Play and a Fair Play Award is given at the end of every week.
Barnes is the original home of Rocks Lane – the company behind Friday Night Fives. Rocks Lane came to Barnes in 1992 and set up Friday Night Fives in 1995 with 4 teams. Today we regularly attract 1000+ junior footballers every Friday evening, playing on our 9 pitches.
The whistle blows for our younger age group Friday Night 5s matches at Barnes from 4pm. Matches last roughly 40 minutes each. Our experienced team of 9 referees and 6 coaches ensure everything runs smoothly, rain or shine!
We hold our High 5s Netball League at the same time, allowing more to compete and enhancing the atmosphere further.
Friday Night 5s teams of all ages that are keen to progress their abilities can work with one of the coaches we have here at Rocks Lane Barnes.
We run private and open football coaching classes throughout the week for ages 3 upwards. A team looking to improve their skills and tactics can have a private coaching class during the week and put the new skills they have learned into action during their Friday Night 5s match, with the same coach provide in-game guidance and advice from the side of the pitch, as part of our Match Day Manager service. It’s a fantastic way to learn and try out new skills! To find out more about coaching please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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