Small Sided Football

The Optus Small-Sided Football pitch dimensions and goal sizes for the season commencing 2010 and beyond are summarised in the following table;

Playing Format

Under 6 & 7

Under 8 & 9

Under 10 & 11


4 v 4

7 v 7

9 v 9

Field Size

Length: 30m
Width: 20m

¼ Full Size Pitch
Length: 40m - 50m
Width: 30m - 40m

½ Full Size Pitch
Length: 60m - 70m
Width: 40m - 50m

Field Markings

Markers or line markings

Markers or line markings

Markers or line markings

Penalty Area


5m depth x 12m width

5m depth x 12m width

Goal Size

Width: 1.5m – 2.0m
Height: 0.9m x 1.0m

Width: 2.5m - 3.0m
Height: 1.8m - 2.0m

Width: 4.5m - 5.0m
Height: 1.8m - 2.0m

At Under 8 and 9 age groups, it is recommended that clubs use 3m x2m if they have the capacity, or alternatively the 5m x 2m goal is the next most appropriate goal size. This can also be used for the Under 10 and 11 age groups. 

FFA understands that clubs may have existing goals for the Under 8 – 11 age groups; however when they need to replace existing goals or are in a position to make a change they should move to these dimensions specified above. 

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