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11s Football

The 11s football league is the largest and most popular Intramural sport at Newcastle.

League and cup format

48 teams compete across 6 divisions in our Wednesday and Saturday leagues, playing each other twice as they battle it our to become league champions, gain promotion or avoid relegation for the coming season.

There is also Wednesday and Saturday cup competitions, where all divisions are entered into an open draw.

Teams are typically made up from courses, societies, halls of residence or groups of friends who love playing football. Any new players should contact the captains directly to find out about open training and trials via the contacts tab listed below.

All matches are assigned a Northumberland FA qualified referee with each team required to pay a £15 per week ref fee.

At the end of the season, the winning teams come away with a shiny trophy and medals. They will also have their name ingrained in Intramural history.

Where and when

The season runs from October to May. Fixtures are either played on a Wednesday from 14:00 onwards or all day Saturday depending on which league your team has entered. 

All games are played at Cochrane Park or Longbenton Sports Ground on a mixture of 3G and grass pitches.

Looking to join a team?

Teams will run pre-seasons, open training sessions and trials in Freshers Week and early October. All new players looking for a team can contact the captains directly via the contacts tab listed below. It is still possible to join a team once the season has started, you should contact the captain to discuss if a team has space for additional players.

You can also use our new players hub to see if any teams are actively seeking out additional players: Intramural Football Players Hub

Registering a new team

Please ensure you have read all the information on league rules and the registration process listed below. Once you have completed that step, to register a new team please contact the Participation & Events Officer to discuss the options for your team.

Find out more

For more information on 11s football, contact:

Tom Brearley, Intramural Sport Officer

Telephone: 0191 208 8548