About FirmBalls


FirmBalls is all about networking through sport. Football, golf and soon pool too. We are the UK’s only provider of small-sided football leagues exclusively for business networking.  Our leagues are designed purely for businesses, large or small, and busy working professionals. 

Our FirmBalls concept is based on the premise of ‘business networking through sport’.  We provide a relaxed and fun but competitive environment for business people and professionals, both men and women.  No matter what your ability is like, it’s a perfect for raising your company profile and building your business network.

Our cost-effective small-sided football leagues provide a fun team-building atmosphere.  They will allow you and your team to play against and build relationships with other like-minded business people from your local area.

Our FA affiliated leagues with FA qualified referees meet once a week with matches scheduled for weekday evenings to fit around busy work calendars. There’s a league to suite everyone.

Teams can be formed of co-workers or by joining up with another business to create the ultimate squad to help you remain competitive throughout the whole season. Individuals can take part too.  All you need to do is drop us a line and we’ll happily connect you with other businesses in your area.

Join one of our existing 28 leagues across the UK by filling out our online form. Alternatively, you can send a completed application form to sam@fimballs.com.

The FirmBalls Story

Founder, Hamed Ovaisi realised the fantastic platform that sport provided for making business contacts whilst travelling in the US and Canada. Soon after his return, FirmBalls was born.  The first of our leagues kicked off in Eastbourne, East Sussex in May 2011.

Over the next two years FirmBalls grew with more summer leagues across Sussex, including Brighton, Worthing, Crawley and Hastings.  Our unique approach soon started to attract interest from businesses outside Sussex, and the first league was launched in Manchester in 2012. The league is still going strong today with an enviable list of names. Barclays, WorldPay, Savills, Mercer, Hays Recruitment, Addleshaw Goddard, Irwin Mitchell and many more are still taking part.

In April 2013, Sam Thomas joined the team to oversee and build a team to deliver continued expansion. Sam brought in a new level of professionalism and a marketing strategy that has helped FirmBalls attract hundreds of companies and business professionals to play in weekly leagues across the UK. This year, Sam bought the business in a management buy out.

Leagues are continuing to spring up across the country as FirmBalls goes from strength to strength.

Want a FirmBalls league in your area? Please contact us and we’ll be happy to arrange it. Call 07894 762304 NOW to join.