6 A SIDE NORTHERN GATEWAY - COLCHESTER 6 A SIDE BRAND NEW 3G ARTIFICIAL PLAYING SURFACE - EXCLUSIVE TO LEISURE LEAGUES 5 & 6 A SIDE FOOTBALL LEAGUES
Northern Gateway Sports Park. We are pleased to announce that Leisure Leagues Colchester have been given exclusive access to run their 6 a side football Colchester leagues on the brand new 3G artificial football pitch from Wed 28th April 2021.
The 18 Acre site is located on the northern fringe of Colchester at junction 28 of the A12 and adjoining the Weston Homes Community Stadium, home to Colchester United Football Club, with easy access off Boxted Road and Urbis Romanae. Ideal for teams from Highwoods, Mile End, Braiswick & surrounding villages such as; Horkesley Heath, Boxted Cross, Deadham, Ardleigh, Manning Tree, West Bergholt & East Bergholt. The Northern Gateway Sports Complex has plentiful car parking, changing rooms, showers & access to the Rugby Clubs Sports Bar! - Expected completion date is now Easter 2021 (delay due to Coronavirus Pandemic). The Northern Gateway Sports Park also boasts the following activities/amenities:
Five Court Sports Hall
1-mile Floodlit Cycling Track
2x 3G Pitches (Football Pitch Exclusive to Leisure Leagues)
Accessible Cycling Routes
Learn to Ride and Cyclo-cross
Northern Gateway 6 a side is perfect for individuals, groups and schools looking to get fit and healthy, along with creating new jobs and volunteering opportunities with recruitment starting in 2020. Leisure Leagues 6 a side football Colchester is proud to partner with Leisure World @ Northern Gateway Sports Park. For more venue details please visit The Northern Gateway Sports Park website.
6 A SIDE NORTHERN GATEWAY LEAGUES
We will be running our 6 a side Colchester football leagues on the following evenings:
Wednesday 1900 - 2200 (All ages)
Wednesday 1900 - 2200 (Veterans League)
Wednesday 1900 - 2200 (Ladies League)
Thursday 1900 - 2200 (All Ages)
Sundays 1700 - 1900 (All Ges)
We are also proud to run the only Veterans 6 a side league in Colchester! For a limited time only you can sign your team up for FREE today!
Our games will be played on the prestigious, spacious 3G artificial football pitch, with no dangerous kickboards or, overhead height rules (Our rules are very similar to 11 a side rules). All standards and abilities are welcome from all walks of life: Office Workers, Builders, Police officers, Military Personnel & Students are all welcome at our leagues. Our FA qualified Refs will look after your match and our Event Manager is always on hand to ensure you receive the best match night experience.
6 A SIDE FOOTBALL COLCHESTER RULES
No slide tackles
Ball is kicked into the field of play (no throw-ins)
Keeper throws the ball out (under or over arm). No Drop kicks, however Goal keeper can play with his feet to clear shots and pass the ball to his players.
Back pass rule is relaxed; however, the Referee may penalise a team for wasting time.
Players are permitted to enter the goal keepers area.
Goal keepers cannot handle the ball outside of his/her goal area.
All free kicks are indirect (Opposition player must be at least 3 meters).
NO DIRECT ABUSE TOWARDS THE REFEREE IS PEMITTED - Players will be issued a red card and removed from the field of play.
FACEBOOK PAGE & GROUP PAGE
We welcome all new players and teams to join our Facebook page and league group pages, as this is where we disseminate all the important venue & league information:
Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/leisureleague.lee
Group Page - https://www.facebook.com/groups/730068267460089/?ref=share
We do offer incentives such as a FREE game for the team who shares the most of our promotional posts to their personal pages, as this helps us to recruit additional teams to our leagues. Should you refer a team to our league we will also credit you a FREE game.
PRIZES & AWARDS
Every team that wins a division, finishes runner up, every player that wins the most valuable player award and every team that finishes bottom of their division will now have the opportunity to win amazing prizes!
The live draw takes place on Facebook every month which will give teams and players an opportunity to bag the best awards on offer in small sided football, ranging from £500 in Nike vouchers or 400 cans of Carling to the Star prize of a £12,000 Holiday to Germany for 6!
WHAT MAKES US STAND OUT FROM THE REST?
We have assigned area managers available 24/7 to answer all your questions or queries. Unlike other providers, our teams actually turn up every week! We do not tolerate disruptive teams, they are simply removed from our football leagues.
Leisure Leagues Colchester & Tiptree have taken the appropriate steps to ensure that all our Colchester 6 a side football leagues are Covid-19 safe, with a string of new measures including asking teams to pay for their games online in advance (no handling of cash), and not allowing teams within a metre of the Referee.
COLCHESTER 6 A SIDE FOOTBALL TEAM NAMES
When you sign your team up to one of our leagues you are free to choose any team name, however it must not be offensive in nature, or include foul language (swear words) of any kind. If your team name breaches this policy you will be advised to change the name prior to officially joining the league. If you are struggling to come up with a team name, a good place to visit is The Ultimate Guide to 5-a-side Team Names
COLCHESTER 6 A SIDE FOOTBALL KITS
On initial sign up to one of our leagues your team will be offered a 6 a side football kit to purchase at a reduced rate. Our quality 6 a side kits are extremely durable and will withstand harsh weather conditions as well as abuse from players, such as pulling or ripping, and general wear and tear. These are kits that will never let you down, not in appearance or performance. We provide many kit options and sizes with a variety of colour schemes and styles available - Your area Manager will discuss this with you in detail in your welcome telephone call.
Each game is controlled by our assigned referee/s who will have full authority to enforce the Laws of the Game in connection with the game to which he has been appointed, from the moment he enters the locality where the playing area is situated until he leaves. We fully understand that our referees may get decisions wrong at times, but they will fully explain their actions to you either during or post your fixture.
All teams must wear matching colours. This could be your own kit or same coloured shirts, our referee will supply you with bibs if necessary. As there are a number of different pitch types ranging from water based astro to 5G astro. This makes every venue unique and it differs as to what is allowed or disallowed. You can view the acceptable footwear at your venue by viewing the relevant league page. Shin Guards are not compulsory, but they are advisable, all players play at their own risk.
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