Sunday League football is great because what else would you be doing on a Sunday, laying in bed nursing a hangover? No.

 

Sunday league football is a term used in the UK to describe the association football leagues that mainly play on Sundays, rather than the usual Saturdays. It’s a great opportunity for players looking to gain experience before moving up to higher level football, such as joining a Saturday league and then possibly even a professional or reserves league.

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There are a wide age range of players, from young children to adults, who participate because of their passion or their enjoyment of the game. Which is necessary because those who play in Sunday leagues are said to be barely paid a minimum wage salary – needless to say, the most you’re going to get out of it is a good time. But despite it’s informality and lack of monetary investment, it’s a major part of almost every community throughout the UK.

 

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Sunday league football is made up of a combination of grit and ‘talking’. Apparently, it’s seen as counterproductive when a team becomes too quiet.

So just picture a bunch of mismatched bibs, disgruntled red-eyed players, a mud-ridden pitch and incomprehensible shouting and swearing for 90 minutes. There you have it: Sunday league football.

 

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Sunday leagues have character, and they build character. From changing bibs outside in the cold January frost because there are no proper facilities, to half your team being completely hungover from the night before – your Sundays would not be the same without this kind of football.