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5s Football

Intramural 5s football is all about close-knit teams, spending lots of time on-ball, and a healthy dose of competition.

Unfortunately we are not running our Mens 5 a-side league for the 2024/25 season while we explore new avenues within our Intramural Sport offer, meaning we do not have the facility space available. We apologise if this is disspointing news to any of you, but heavily encourage that you explore our other offers, such as our Mens 7 a-side / 11 a-side league and or Futsal programme as an alternative. 


Weekly 5s leagues 

Each player requires a MINIMUM of the SPORT membership to gain entry to the Centre and play in the League 

Where and when

League teams can register for either the Tuesday 17.00-18.30 or Tuesday 18.30-20.00 league.

All games are played indoors at Newcastle University Sport & Fitness Centre in Sports Hall 2.

League format

16 teams take part in two divisions of eight every Tuesday evening.

Fixtures are 40 minutes long. Teams play each other once, with a minimum of seven games per team. Once all the league fixtures have been played, the top four teams from each division qualify for the knockout play-offs.

All games are assigned Northumberland FA qualified referees with each team required to pay a weekly £6 referee.

At the end of each term, the winning team comes away with a shiny crystal trophy, medals and a voucher for the team. As well as a place in Intramural history.

Leagues reset at the beginning of each term.

Looking to join a team?

All new players looking for a team should 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

Entry for our term 1 leagues (2023-24) is now CLOSED.

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 see the "registering a team" tab below. 

Find out more

For more information on 5s football, contact:

Tom Brearley, Intramural Sport Officer

Telephone: 0191 208 8548


Need to know

Fixtures, results and tables

17:45-19:15 League

murder on zidanes floor Thurstan Moncrieff 07443 612772
Yorkshire FC Oli Whitaker 07496 456408
Hancock FC Bobby Beswick 07905 871019
Krul Intentions  Akshay Gupta 07586 375648
Bluebells Ballers Jack Haslope 07827 932409
Borussia Teeth Boons Michal Saladziak 07801 948627

18:30 - 20:00 League

c'est la vie Elton Tan 07908 617272
AFC Hacknees Reece Jones 07340 539121
MH Dons FC Ben Cook 07539 665165
FC INTOnazionale JP
Arlan Kumakbayev
INTO Academical JP
Yousef Haimour
GetTheBadgeIn FC Will Allen 07519 097865
Registering a team

2023-24 Season

Registration for Intramural 5s Football League Term 1 (2023-24) is now OPEN.

Registration operates on a first come first served basis with space available for 16 teams:

  • £30 per team
  • Limited Spaces available
  • If sold out - please register interest as you may be able to take the place of any teams who fold or qut the league 

All players must have a Newcastle University SPORT membership

Term 1 league fixtures will start Tuesday 10th October 

Term 2 league fixtures will start on Tuesday 23rd January 

Registration and Patment Link: 5 a-side registration

Tom Brearley; Intramural Sport Officer

Telephone: 0191 208 8548



Intra Mural 5-a-side football at Newcastle University is played indoors at Newcastle University Sport & Fitness Centre in Sports Hall 2

Newcastle University

Sport & Fitness Centre

Newcastle upon Tyne


0191 208 7225

Rules and guidelines
First Aid and Accident Report

Injuries and incidents

  • If any player is injured (minor or major) during an Intramural 5s football fixture, report this injury to any Sport & Fitness Centre staff member who will provide appropriate treatment.
  • If any player is taken to hospital during an Intramural 5s fixture the captain must inform the Participation & Events Officer in person, via phone or email immediately. 
  • If any player's condition deteriates after leaving the Sport & Fitness Centre which results in further medical attention being required you should complete an Accident Report Form and contact the Intramural Sport Officer

Following any report of an illness or injury you will be contacted by the Intramural Sport Officer to see if any further assistance or support can be provided during any phase of recovery.

For head and concussion injuries, a SCAT test is available from the University Physio in order to determine a timescale for your return to playing sport. Costs for this will be paid for by Sports Services.

Accident Report Form

If you need to submit an accident report, download the Intramural Accident Report (PDF: 43KB).


Tom Brearley; Intramural Sport Officer

Telephone: 0191 208 8548



Past winners
YearTerm 1Term 2
2005-06 Physical Recs Curds
2006-07 Curds Face In Goal
2007-08 Face In Goal Inter Milan
2008-09 Face In Goal Curds
2009-10 Marines Notts Forest 5s
2010-11 Letsby Avenue Team Lez
2011-12 Letsby Avenue Sproston Green
2012-13 Marines Sproston Green
2013-14 Sproston Green Boca Seniors
2014-15 ManSoc Boca Seniors
2015-16 Boca Seniors Loose Opus
2016-17 ChemSoc JCE
2017-18 Pique Blinders Anonymous
2018-19 AFC Tordoff  Daves Wok
2019-20 Didier Dogbreath no league
2020-21 no league no league
2021-22 Chicken Tika Taka  Pique Blinders 
2022-23 Leazes Football Grantham Rovers 
2023-24 FC Civille  Yorkshire FC