Register now for the County 5IVES Autumn Season 2013

Thorpe five a side action.

Thorpe five a side action. - Credit: Archant

The summer season is coming to a close and the autumn season is just around the corner! If you'd like to play in a 5, 6 or 7 a-side league, you can register today!

Thorpe five a side action.

Thorpe five a side action. - Credit: Archant

The County 5IVES programme runs across Norfolk with leagues being played on most week nights. The ability and fitness of players differs throughout the divisions so if you want to play for exercise, to win or just for fun, there is a County 5IVES league for you. All leagues are played on 3G artificial grass surfaces as follows;

The Football Development Centre, Norwich

From Monday to Thursday we have a variety of 5-a-side leagues that take place at the FDC in Bowthorpe, with a mixture of mainstream Adult (16+) leagues for both males and female and also 'Early Bird' and 'Fit4Work' business leagues. The FDC also has 7-a-side leagues, which take place on Wednesday and Thursday evenings for adult males. Most FDC league fixtures are played between 7pm-10pm and are 40 minutes in length, however certain leagues have varied kick-off times. The autumn season in 2013 will start the first week in September.

Sportspark, Norwich

Taking place on Tuesday evenings, our mainstream adult male leagues at Sportspark are 6-a-side. Fixtures are played in the evening between 7pm-10pm and are 40 minutes in length. Divisions usually consist of 8 teams and last 14 weeks in length. Start date for the autumn leagues is the 3 September.

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Sportspark STUDENT, Norwich

For students only! Our student 6-a-side league runs during term time, when the students are on campus. The league is played during the early evening on Sundays with kick-off times from 5.45pm - 7.15pm. The autumn student league will commence in October.

Northgate High School, Dereham

5-a-side leagues running on Monday and Tuesday evening's. The autumn season is commencing slightly later than our other leagues, with fixtures starting in mid-september. Games are played in the evenings between 6.30pm-9.30pm and are 40 minutes in length.

Lynn Grove High School, Gorleston

There are two current 6-a-side leagues played on Monday and Thursday evening's. Both adult male leagues have proved popular, with 5 divisions and still growing! Fixture kick-off times are between 6.30pm-9.30pm and matches are 40 minutes long. Both leagues will start the first week of September.

Thorpe, Norwich

Taking place on Thursday evening's at Thorpe St Andrews School, 6-a-side adult male leagues. These leagues, dubbed 'Thorpe Sixes', are played between 6.30pm-9.30pm with fixtures lasting 40 minutes. The autumn season at Thorpe is set to kick-off on the 29 August, so if you're planning on entering this league, be quick!


Diss Town FC plays host to our Diss 5-a-side leagues, with fixtures played at the ground on Wednesday evening's. Fixtures are played between 7-10pm and are again, 40 minutes in length. The start date for the autumn season is 4 September.

All County 5IVES fixtures are overseen by a qualified, registered referee who has attended the FA Small Sided Referees Conversion Course, while a County 5IVES Centre Coordinator is on hand at every fixture to ensure the smooth running of match evenings. Affiliated to Norfolk County FA, registered participants receive free public liability and personal accident insurance.

If you'd like to enter a team for the autumn season 2013 or find out more, download an application form at If you have any questions regarding County 5IVES please call us on 01603 748944 or email