Definition of five-a-side in English:



mass nounBritish
  • A form of soccer with five players in each team, typically played on an indoor pitch.

    as modifier ‘a five-a-side tournament’
    • ‘The school has just won a £12,000 grant to build three five-a-side soccer pitches.’
    • ‘It also has a large tarmac sports area, for tennis, basketball and five-a-side soccer.’
    • ‘There also will be a tug-of-war, penalties competition and a ladies' five-a-side football tournament.’
    • ‘The site, mainly used for five-a-side football and volleyball, had a worn surface and fencing and floodlights needed to be replaced.’
    • ‘York would benefit particularly from the planned cricket, football, and all-weather five-a-side football pitches.’
    • ‘The layout also includes the building of a new health club and restaurant, improved bar, clubhouse and shop plus two new indoor five-a-side pitches.’
    • ‘At the same time, brokers will want to hear more about the group's plans to open a chain of health clubs and five-a-side soccer domes.’
    • ‘Cheering spectators packed into the aisles as eight five-a-side teams at a time played the fiercest and fastest football they could.’
    • ‘An outdoor sports centre with five-a-side football and hockey pitches.’
    • ‘There is a desperate shortage of five-a-side football pitches in this area.’
    • ‘The synthetically surfaced courts are equipped for use for either five-a-side soccer or basketball.’
    • ‘It also boasts five-a-side football and basketball facilities.’
    • ‘A falconry display will also take flight on the day, and boys and girls will play in finals of the local schools' annual five-a-side football tournament.’
    • ‘Multi-use games areas provide facilities to cater for netball, basketball and five-a-side football as well as an additional area for tennis.’
    • ‘There was a disappointing turnout for the launch of a new monthly five-a-side soccer tournament in Pewsey on Sunday.’
    • ‘In another strangely bizarre move, I have also agreed to try out for A's women's five-a-side football team next week.’
    • ‘A corporate indoor five-a-side football league will kick-start the hall into community action in January.’
    • ‘The high school has a swimming pool and two five-a-side pitches, but can only be used for clubs and lessons.’
    • ‘The school will use the money to fund an Astroturf pitch for five-a-side football, hockey, basketball, netball and other sports.’
    • ‘The facilities will also be on offer to the netball teams and both junior and adult five-a-side football teams.’