Unit 6- Research

5-a-side Football


There is no date as to when 5-a-side football started being played in the uk, however it became popular in the 1980’s.

It is played in a much similar way to 11-a-side football which the world has come to love but there are some differences necessary to a small scale game which includes: A Smaller Pitch, Smaller Goals and a reduced play time.

It is often played inside in sports centres, or on outdoor pitches that are enclosed within cages in order to preventing the ball from leaving the playing area. When played on a designated five a side football pitch, one of the features of the 5 a side game is that the ball never goes out of play because of the rebound boards surrounding the playing area. The rules of five a side football are adapted from the rules of Association football and comes under the blanket description of small sided football. Rules that are different to regular 11 a side football include: a goal scored inside the penalty area is disallowed, The ball is not allowed above the height the side and back boards, and sliding is not allowed.

5 a side football is a Paralympics sport and is particularly suited to being played by the blind or visually impaired who use a ball with a sound function and receive verbal directions from a sighted team member to enable them to play. Five a side football is one of the most popular games played by the visually impaired, however as yet, the game is not an able bodied Olympic sport.



I am Planning to make a documentary on the origins of 5 a side football and will include clips of my own 5 a side team in action. interview a player.


End to end shots of the team playing.

sideline shots of the team playing (a maybe)

Interview with 1 player.

Shot of someone/myself putting football boot on.





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