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Adult 11v11 & Transition

Find out about local opportunities to play within Greater Manchester, including specific details.

Adult Leagues

Here in Greater Manchester we have a number of different Adult Leagues which accommodate for many of our Adult Member Clubs. Please see below for details:

Saturday Leagues

Lancashire & Cheshire Amateur Football League
Manchester Saturday Morning Football League
South Manchester & Cheshire Christian Football League
Altrincham & District Amateur Football League (Cheshire FA)
Lancashire Amateur Football League (Lancashire FA)
Manchester Football League (Lancashire FA)

Sunday Leagues

Cheshire & Manchester Sunday Football League
Manchester Accountants Football League
Manchester Amateur Sunday Football League
Oldham Sunday Football League
Tameside Football League (Youth & Adult Provision)
Manchester Jewish Soccer League
Eccles Sunday Football League (Summer League)
Hyde & District Sunday Football League (Cheshire FA)
Stockport & District Football League (Cheshire FA)
Rochdale Sunday League (Lancashire FA)

For those teams looking to transition from Youth Football or looking for options beyond U16’s football, there are also the below leagues that may provide a good stepping stone between Youth and Adult:

North West U21’s Development League
Bolton, Bury & District Football League (U21 provision)
Tameside Sunday Football League (U18 Provision)
Stockport Metro Junior Football League (U18 provision)
Timperley & District Junior Football League (U18 Provision)

Adult Clubs

Want to find a 11v11 football club/team? With over 600 adult teams in Greater Manchester there are plenty to choose from, to find your nearest club, utilise the 'Find a Club' tool below.

There are also many recreational offers within our area which provide opportunities to play outside of the traditional 11v11 football format. Please see our dedicated recreational page for further information.

Adult Club Support

We are committed to supporting Adult Clubs and Teams, as well as ensuring there are various opportunities for all participants. This includes support with retention, sustainability, club structures, funding, playing opportunities and development.

Should you require support, please contact our new Football Development Officer for Clubs & Leagues. In addition, you can also look through our useful Adult Team Support Booklet.

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