5-a-side takes place on Tuesday evenings at Harvey Hadden Sports Complex, with the generous support of Nottinghamshire Community Foundation on behalf of Sport Relief Community Cash
|Playing for Nottingham Ball Bois|
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Nottingham Ball Bois offers a number of opportunities to play football and develop skills whatever your level. There is a place in the club for all abilities, from beginners to more experienced players. We play at competitive and friendly levels, and if you don't want to play in matches then you can still come to one of our training sessions.
Our most competitive matches take place in the GFSN Gay National League, where we are the current champions. The league is made up of twelve gay-community football teams from across the nation, from Edinburgh in the north to Bournemouth in the south. The standard is reasonably high and competitive, but with players travelling for away games the league is also notable for the amount of socialising and friendship that exists between the different teams.
The GFSN is also notable in that it allows mixed teams and, whilst in a minority, women do play in GFSN fixtures. The GFSN also has a wider age range than most amateur games with many teams fielding players in their forties and above.
In addition to the GFSN League, we take part in a number of friendly games and 5-a-side tournaments throughout the year, which gives an opportunity for competitive football for those who don't play at such a high level. Our aim is to offer opportunities to play for all members of the club, and as our numbers grow we are looking to set up a second team which plays at a more friendly level.
If you would like to play for Nottingham Ball Bois then please get in contact, or come along to one of our training sessions. Training takes place on most Sundays between 6pm-8pm in West Bridgford, however do please check in advance as we do not train on days when there is a fixture. There is a dedicated page with directions for Sunday training and a list of forthcoming training dates.
Training ususally consists of a warm-up, followed by some football skills exercises, then we have an 11-a-side kickabout. Whatever your level of football experience you will be able to take part in the sessions and develop your football skills, all that is needed is a reasonable level of fitness and a willingness to get involved. The first training session is free if you want to get a taste for what we do, or you are welcome to come along and watch. If you come to training then there is no obligation to play for the full team.
We have also recently begun a midweek five-a-side kickabout on Tuesday evenings. Space at these is limited, but newcomers are welcome to come along. See the dedicated Tuesday 5-a-side page for more details of the next session.
For further information on any aspect of playing or training, please get in contact with the club.
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