Tag: Thursday


Both the Wednesday and Thursday league seasons at Stockport Sports Village in Woodley have been a massive success since the latest lock down eased off (remember lock downs?!).

Both leagues are on the brink of finishing, with both nights set to start new leagues in the coming weeks

All Woodley league games are 40 mins in length, priced at £5 per player, per game. Kick off times on both nights are 7, 7.45, 8.30 and 9.15pm on a random rotational basis



Spaces on either night are likely to be extremely limited, so to register your interest get in touch asap!



We are roughly 6 weeks away from marking a significant milestone of 5 years in business, but before we get to celebrate that, we have something else to feel pretty pleased about.

Having recently restarted a number of our league seasons across our two venues, and having been in a position to add extra teams to each of these leagues, we have hit triple digits in our league team numbers for the first time!

To be able to say that we now have 103 teams across our 6 leagues feels like a significant achievement, and should certainly cement our position as a major player in the small sided football game in the Stockport area! Hopefully a few of you will see that number and realise just how many teams we have to juggle around on a weekly basis!

If you have been with us or were with us since day 1, we couldn’t have done it without you and we’re so grateful to you all. If you’ve only recently discovered us and are part of the new batch of teams, we’re glad you were able to find us as we continue to build our dynasty. Every piece of social media commenting, liking or sharing has helped us keep spreading the word, as we don’t exactly have a massive advertising budget, so if you could all continue to do your part it would be appreciated.

Potential further venues could be in the pipeline going forward, so it’s time to start aiming at 200…!


It’s almost time for us to wheel out all the ‘Sixes’ related puns again (we’re bringing sixy back, let’s talk about six, baby etc etc)!

From today, Monday 1st March, we are back on it! We’ve taken the opportunity during the latest lock down to have a break, do some housework etc, but from today we will be regularly checking the Ballers phone and social media pages. We’ll work out where we were at the time of lock down, work out what league spaces we have to offer, and try and make sure they are filled in time for the return! If you weren’t playing with us at the time of lock down, you best get onto us quickly as spaces will be extremely limited.

As things stand we are due to start back on Monday 29th March at Reddish, and Wednesday 31st March at Woodley.

All leagues will continue from where they left off, so you don’t need to worry about losing whatever progress you had made at the time of lock down.

As we receive any further updates on the protocol surrounding covid measures, we’ll be sure to let everyone know.

We haven’t completely switched off during the lock down, as work has continued on what will become our BRAND NEW WEBSITE, which will hopefully contain enough new aspects to keep even the hardiest of geeks happy!

With gyms, pubs and restaurants remaining closed, and crowds still unable to attend football matches, this is your best bet for catching up with the boys…

Don’t hang around!


We’ve been given the all clear to restart the leagues at Stockport Sports Village in Woodley from Wednesday 9th September!

With 6-a-side leagues running on a Wednesday and Thursday evening, here’s the information you need if you are looking to get involved.


40 minute games

Kick off times between 7pm and 9.15pm (kick off time requests can be made if there’s any issues with playing at certain times)

£5 per player, per game



35 minute games

Kick off times between 7pm and 8.20pm

£30 per team, per game


Post lockdown, the main change to the running of the leagues is that all payments are now taken at pitch side, rather than in the building. This makes it easier for everyone. Normal social discancing measures must be observed.

For more details or to register your team, head to the homepage and fill in a ‘Join A League’ form!


Covid might have come along to slow down the Ballers momentum, but work continues on the very first, in house Ballers promotional video.

Pre-lockdown, Delph & Safety were subject to the first batch of filming, with player interviews and match footage taken on the night by Viaduct Video. So far the 60 second clip below was the initial teaser of the footage that we got on the night.

Recently we were finally able to film part 2, as long standing Team Tom gave us some of their musings before getting involved in a highly entertaining game against fellow Ballers veterans Inter Your Sister.

Part 3 will hopefully follow in the coming weeks, with the full Ballers promotional video hopefully ready to be unleashed by October. As well as the full promotional video, we’ll also be turning the footage into three full team profile videos, which will become a regular thing as time goes on.

The team for the third profile video will be confirmed in the near future…



We hinted at this last week on our social media channels, but here we go!

Following discussions with Alex at Viaduct Video, our Ballers promo video is going to be made up of INDIVIDUAL TEAM PROFILE VIDEOS! The first of which will be filmed NEXT MONTH.

For the first one, we are looking for a team made up of lads who are mostly aged 21 or under, who have been with us for at least a year, and already have or are currently due a set of Ballers loyalty shirts (which we will make sure we get ordered before the night of filming).

We’ve got some teams in mind, but if you genuinely would love to be the first team involved, get in touch and let us know. The profile will involve:

⚽ A team interview before a game (would involve your team getting to us an hour earlier one night)

⚽ The filming of your game, potentially with a player or two mic’d up to catch some of the in game chat

⚽ Quick post match interview with individuals after the game

Alex will then trawl through the footage and put together a kick ass final video which we’ll use to promote Brand Ballers!

We’ll be doing two more team profile videos at a later date (hopefully quite soon after), and these three will go towards completing the full promo video.

That won’t be the end of it though, as team profile videos will become part of what we offer up to our long standing teams as time goes by…!

The Woodley Welcome!

We figure this is the best way of doing it…

As Ballers prepares to take over the running of the leagues down at Stockport Sports Village, we would like to take this opportunity to give our new teams a little bit of an insight as to how we do things.

We are aware that another operator had, until fairly recently, been running the leagues down there and doing it their way, but the first significant difference between what they were offering compared to us is that ours is being done in partnership with Life Leisure, rather than on a fixed pitch hire agreement. This gives us greater flexibility that we can pass on down to the teams as we don’t have the financial burden of having pitch fees to pay, even if teams don’t play. This means that we are able to:

  • Run the leagues without asking teams to sign contracts
  • Run the leagues without having to ask the teams to pay for games they don’t play
  • Be flexible in how we arrange fixtures based around things like holidays, Champions League, Europa league etc

We’ve always ran our business with the basic idea that if we do our best to look after the teams, the money will take care of itself, so as long as you meet us half way on everything, everything will be just fine!

The key for us is communication. We will send out your kick off time, along with some other general information 3-4 days before your game, and on the day we will ask that all teams confirm by sending through a list of their players for that night’s game. These will be used to prepare the referees score cards so we can record the individual player stats for each game on the website.


If you register on the website we will assign you your own profile. Once we’ve done that you can keep track of your stats including appearances, goals, MOTM’s, win % etc. You can even add a profile picture, nationality, squad number, position, height and weight (if you really want to).

All fixtures, tables and results, along with top goalscorers and the individual stats from each game will be housed on this website, and there is also a Weekly League Review where we round up each week’s action.


If you are ever struggling to field a side we would appreciate as much notice as possible, but a bare minimum of two hours notice if you want to hold out any hope that we can postpone the game and get it replayed. We don’t think that’s too much to ask! The more notice you can give us, the better the chances are of us sorting a game out for your opposition, and if a couple of teams in the same division cancel, our priority will be to pull a league game forward rather than asking teams to play friendlies. The general rule is that teams can postpone a maximum of two games per season, with any more than that being punishable with a forfeit defeat, but again we try and show flexibility depending on what is going on that night. We want leagues to be won or lost through games played, not forfeit wins.


We try and do as much as we can to offer up something different through our social media pages, including featured games, live streaming, individual highlights, competitions etc. Give all three a follow / like if you can! We’ll make sure to get down there for some filming EVERY WEEK!








We’re looking forward to getting started with the NEW THURSDAY LEAGUE kicking off on 4th July, and the response we’ve had for that has been encouraging, with at least 4 new teams set to join us at the last count. Our aim is to create that split in standards and go with two divisions of 6, introducing promotion and relegation.

Once the Thursday league is up and running we will be looking to get a BRAND NEW WEDNESDAY LEAGUE on the go, with 7 of the 16 spaces all potentially spoken for before we’ve really lifted a finger to get it going! Our aim is to get the league started before the end of July, with the possibility of a tournament within the next few weeks to try and bring some new teams in.

Whatever you guys can do to help us spread the word would be massively helpful. At the end of the day having full leagues means you guys get a regular game and a greater variety of opposition, so if you see us pop anything on any of our social media sites, give them a little like, share retweet or whatever.

If you’ve got any questions about anything at all, feel free to get in touch.

We can’t wait..!


Exciting breaking news from Ballers HQ is that we are soon to take over the running of the current leagues at Stockport Sports Village, with a view to adding extra leagues as we go on.

Currently SSV has a THURSDAY evening 6-a-side league, which starts a new season on 4th July, and there is currently room to accomodate THREE MORE TEAMS.

Once that league has started, we will be looking to get a WEDNESDAY league back up and running. The Wednesday league used to be one of the most popular league nights at SSV, so we hope to see a lot of the old teams back when we get that up and running.

For any of the existing teams who are concerned about an outside operator coming in and taking over the leagues given what happened previously, we would hope that none of the issues that arose before would be repeated. We are working in partnership with Life Leisure on this, we are not just hiring their pitches and trying to get teams to sign up to contracts. We will be primarily responsible for the administration of the league in terms of housing the tables, results and fixtures on the SK Ballers website, along with the same FULL PLAYER STATS AND PROFILES that the players of our current leagues enjoy (appearances, goals, MOTM’s, win percentages, clean sheets etc). We will have the weekly communication with teams with regards to confirming league fixtures and ensuring your opposition are also attending, and we will do what we can to get you a game on the odd week where your opposition might not be available. We pride ourselves on being as flexible as possible, so as long as you work with us everything will be fine!

We are excited to get started, and with the existing league finishing next week, a tournament will be held on 27th June, before the new league starts the week after, on the 4th July. This will give us a bit of time to have a smooth handover with Life Leisure, meaning everything is in place, good to go, and hopefully with a full league by the league start date.

If any of the current teams have any questions about anything, or if you’ve got a team that wants to join in time for the new season, call or text 07809252658, or complete a ‘Join A League’ form from the homepage.

Weekly Round Up – 24th May 2019


We got so close to getting our first Thursday night action on this week, but those pesky EU elections meant we couldn’t use the club this week. There’s always next week, and we’ll be doing another tournament NEXT THURSDAY, 30TH MAY at 8pm. The league will start as soon as we’ve got enough teams to get going, but we don’t think it will take long.

We’ve also got our NEW SUNDAY & MONDAY LEAGUES starting in the next few weeks, so there are plenty of options for anyone who is looking to get their team signed up.

For more information or to register your team, fill in a ‘Join A League’ form from the homepage.



Beercalona look to be on the brink of retaining their Sunday league title as they edged a cracking game 10-7 against Morning Glory, with Tykio Williams claiming 6 of their goals. The only team who can now catch them are Gangs Of Dwight Yorke, but that looks unlikley after they were surprisingly beaten 9-3 by a Duno side who are slowly piecing together a pretty decent team. Kaylon top scored for them with 5 as they look to secure a top division space for next season. On a full night for the top flight, Kipsta Cobras picked up their second win of the season, beating KR FC 6-4, with the new boys potentially looking at a season in the Championship when the new league kicks off next month. Jack Horgan and Kyle Clarke both scored doubles for Kipsta, while Jake Dean did likewise in reply for KR.


A strange night in the Championship as the top two were both comfortably beaten. FC AOTS first defeat of the season was finally inflicted by Bangers & Pash, who picked up an 8-3 win to mirror the scoreline from the previous time these two sides met. Rory Kelly and Lewis (just Lewis) grabbed three each on a night that AOTS will want to forget. Nice Buns B‘s only previous defeats this season had been against AOTS, but they conceded 5 second half goals without reply to lose 7-2 to Sevilla Lacatalent, with Tom Jackson scoring three of the Sevilla goals.


The title race is just about done and dusted in League One, as The McMuffin Men‘s 7-4 win over Inter Your Sister sees them go 6 points clear at the top. Rob Cresswell grabbed the three second half goals that secured the win in a keenly contested game. Polish Army lead the race for second place as they beat FC Stront Bakken 9-3, with Bania netting the bulk of the goals with 5. Team Tom have the games in hand but aren’t in the best of form, meaning that race could go to the wire, and they were beaten 5-2 by Step Brothers this week, with Josh Armitage scoring three.


We look to be on the brink of a true underdog story in the Sunday basement, as SK Six, who barely had a win to their name prior to the start of this season, are on the brink of the League Two title. They beat Pathetico Madrid 4-1 this week, with the goals spread out between 4 different players. Pathetico have been replaced in second place by Deportivo Lack Of Talent, who beat CA FC 5-3, a result which will make CA feel a little better after last weeks hammering! Rhys Moult scored 4, including the late goal that clinched the win, but they still sit 6 points behind SK.

In friendly action, The McMuffin’s stopped on to give Stockport Eagles a game, but the second game was a step too far for them as Eagles comfortably won 12-5 with Matt Kealy scoring 4 and Rob Piercy three.




Expected Toulouse picked up a thoroughly expected win this week to move to the brink of claiming the Monday Premiership title. There was no messing around as they raced into a 6-0 half time lead over Cheadle FC, and Joe Roche ended the match with 5 goals to his name and Waz Akram three as they eventually ran out 10-0 winners. Officially only Grand Street Wanderers can now catch Toulouse, as they came within minutes of a clean sheet of their own before conceding two late goals in a 5-2 win over Netsix & Chill, with Jay Bebbington’s three goals ending up being the difference between the sides.


Just the one Championship game took place this week as the season winds down, and it saw Ruby Kazan finish their season with 9 wins out of 10 as they beat Athletico Pathetico 12-6 in a game that had an end of season feel about it. Howie Thomas-Leech got 4 and Jordan Cunningham three as Kazan had what will presumably be their last comfortable game for a little while…

A couple of friendlies took place while we get the season finised off, and a new look Phantom Brazilians picked up an impressive 6-3 win over Nice Buns, with Daniel Clayton netting three times. The newly named duo of Ctrl Alt De Ligt (formerly Unprotected Cesc) and Trent The Fish (formerly Buff Daddy) also played out a fairly laid back fixture, with De Ligt comfortably winning 7-2 with just Fidelis Eberegbe helping himself to more than one goal.



Things they are a changing at the top of the Tuesday league. We have new leaders this week as Gangsta’s Allardyce were surprisingly comfortable 12-1 winners over For Fuch’s Sake, who drop down to 5th but should still make the cut when the league splits. It was hat tricks all round for Callum Thompson, Adam Needham and David Crozier as Gangsta’s won a game we were quite pleased we didn’t film! The game we did film featured two teams with 100% records since joining as Speshull City took on Snorting Lisbon. This one was also surprisingly one sided as Josh Gittings 7 goals helped Snorting to a 13-5 win that sees them go second.

A much tighter game saw Reece Nuttall claim the MOTM award and a clean sheet as Leavemyarsealona beat Michu At De Gea Ba 3-0, while Barcabona made their Ballers debut and gave a good account of themselves before eventually losing 7-2 to Stroke Titty, who struck three late goals to confirm the win. Jay Willingham got three of their goals, and Chris Edge got two on his Ballers return after a long time away!



The big two in the Wednesday league have moved into the prime positions as we continue to catch up games after the early season disruption. New Team stay top but for a little while we were wondering if they were going to slip up for the second week in a row as they trailed FC Rhino Ket 3-1 approaching the interval. They drew themselves level by the break and scored 5 unanswered goals in the second period to clinch an 8-3 win, with all 6 of their players netting, including ‘keeper Jonny Taylor who was given a run out in the second period. Rob Elliott and Matt Brown also grabbed two apiece. Wellspring looked to be cruising to a comfortable victory over Out Of Shape FC as they went 5-0 up in the opening 20 minutes, but the Shapers are nothing if not spirited, and they technically ‘won’ the rest of the game but left with a 9-5 defeat. Lewis Arden and Mike Cocks both scored three for Wellspring, with Adam Grayda scoring two of Out Of Shape’s goals. At the other end of the table, Stockport Eagles and Exeter Gently had just one win between them so far this season. It was Eagles who had that win coming into this weeks game, but Exeter took early control, going 3-0 up in the opening 20 minutes. Kristian Igo’s second goal in the second half, and Adam Robison’s last minute strike meant they held on for a 5-3 win as Eagles put on a spirited second half fight back.



We could have been writing about our very first Thursday night of action this week, but the EU elections dictated that the club was a polling station and we weren’t allowed in… There’s always next week!


We are desperately excited to announce that we will soon be adding a Thursday evening 6-a-side league to our existing league nights at Reddish North End!

Exact details of game times etc are still to be confirmed, however, we urge any teams who might be interested in signing up to get in touch to register their potential interest as soon as possible, as we expect spaces to go quickly on a first come, first served basis.

As an introduction, we have full access to the pitch NEXT THURSDAY, 23RD MAY, so we have options to either put introductory friendlies on, or to host a mini tournament if enough teams are interested. Again, spaces will be strictly limited on the night so get in touch to pre-book your space. If we get 8 or more teams we will go with a tournament format, kicking off from 7pm, or if you’d strictly rather play a 50 minute friendly we should be able to accomodate that at either 7, 8 or 9pm.

When the league starts, all games will be our standard 50 minutes in length, priced at £5 per player, per game.

Don’t hang around…!