What is Social Football and How Can I Play?

Published on
April 23, 2024
What is Social Football and How Can I Play?
Pitch field FC Urban

Football isn't just for the fiercely competitive. In fact, for many, it's a way to unwind, meet new friends, and enjoy a bit of exercise without the pressure of winning at all costs. Enter social football—a fun, inclusive, and relaxed version of the traditional game tailored for those looking for a lighter, more sociable sporting experience. ⚽️🎉

What is Social Football?

Social football is designed to be non-competitive and stress-free. These are casual football games spread across London, focused on enjoyment rather than competition. It's about playing the game you love in a friendly, welcoming environment where the emphasis is on fun and camaraderie rather than scores and performance. 🤗

Who Can Play?

Social football is inclusive. Anyone over the age of 16 can join, regardless of their skill level. It’s a mixed-gender sport, open to both women and men, making it a great option for everyone looking to engage in a leisurely game of football. 👫👭👬

When Can You Play?

We organize games every weekday from 7 PM to 9 PM and during the weekends starting from 11 AM. To find a game, simply visit our location overview on the FC Urban website to discover all available games in your area. 🕖📅

Benefits of Playing Social Football

Joining a social football league, like FC Urban, offers numerous benefits:

  • Fitness and Health: Regularly playing football can help you get fitter, lose weight, and enhance your overall wellbeing. 💪🏃‍♂️
  • Socializing: It’s a perfect way to make new friends and connect with like-minded individuals. The relaxed setting allows for lots of laughs and shared joy. 😄👍
  • Rediscover Football: Whether you’ve not kicked a ball in years or you play regularly, social football is a refreshing way to enjoy the game without the pressure. 🌟
  • Club Membership Perks: Being a member of FC Urban not only gives you access to all club social football sessions but also to events including season launches, trivia nights, presentation nights, and FIFA Tournaments. 🎟️🎮

How to Get Started

Getting involved in social football is easy:

  1. Download the FC Urban App: Available for both iOS and Android, this app is your gateway to all things football. 📲
  2. Search and Select: Look up the nearest games or choose one of the top venues. With matches happening all the time, you’re sure to find a game that fits your schedule. 🔍
  3. Sign Up and Play: Once you’ve found your match, simply sign up and show up. It's that straightforward. ✅

Cost of Playing

Social football is designed to be affordable, starting at just 7 pounds per month. We believe that anyone who wants to play football should have the opportunity, regardless of personal circumstances. 💷


Social football in London offers a fantastic way to stay active, meet new people, and enjoy the game in a relaxed setting. With easy access to games through the FC Urban app and an inclusive environment welcoming players of all skills and backgrounds, there’s no reason not to give it a try. Whether you’re looking to reconnect with football or find a new hobby, social football provides the perfect blend of sport and leisure. So why wait? Download the app, find a game, and join the fun today! 🚀🎈