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21 Jun 2021
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FIVE GO LIVE AS LEAGUES KICK OFF

We were delighted to welcome hundreds of new players in all corners of the country last night as started yet another five new leagues.

Chipping So…

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COMMUNITY 6 A SIDE FOOTBALL LEAGUE IN DUNSTABLE ADDS EVEN MORE PLAYERS

A community football league in Dunstable has proved so popular that the organisers are further extending it.

Leisure Leagues – Europe’s larges…

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GRAB A SPOT IN THURRUCK’S NEWEST AND BEST 6 A SIDE LEAGUE

There are just three spaces left in the official Thurrock 6-a-side league and teams can take advantage right now.

Area Manager, Ellis Alleyne &nbs…

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IMPROVMENTS TO THE MOBILE EXPERIENCE

We are delighted to unveil our new website layout this morning. With more than 90% of our millions of customers worldwide using their mobile to inter…

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NOWHERE TO HYDE AS SHEFFIELD THURSDAY TAKE THE EYE

The brand new community 6 a side football league in Hyde kicked off last night, and it was Sheffield Thursday who put down an early marker. Their 8-0…

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WELCOME HUNGARY TO THE FAMILY

6 a side football in Hungary took a massive leap forward last night, as they are the latest country to become part of the Leisure Leagues family.

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World's Best Ref At The World's Best Leagues

Footballers in Walsall got the shock of their lives last week when a refereeing legend took charge of their game.

Mark Clattenburg – former Premier…

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ISF WEBSITE RELAUNCHED

A world class organisation needs a world class website – and that’s what we are delighted to unveil today as the Leisure Leagues powered ISF’s l…

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The End Of Season To End Them All.....

This time last week the world was gripped ready for the Championship survival battle to end them all. Derby prevailed against Sheffield Wednesday and …

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THE 5 A SIDE HOCKEY REVOLUTION IS COMING

A new network of community Hockey Leagues is announced, with the simple aim: let’s bring the sport to a new audience and let’s get everyone fit!

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Safari, So Good

A Segway safari sounds like nearly as much fun as a game of 6 a side, doesn’t it?! Well, a lucky team from Bury St Edmunds will be scooting about th…

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CLATTENBURG’S DELIGHT AS NEW YEOVIL 6 A SIDE PARTNERSHIP KICKS OFF

Former Premier League, FA Cup Final and Champions League Final referee, Mark Clattenburg, has given his backing to the Yeovil community 6 a side footb…

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CHIELLINI CON CARNE HAVE A BALL

The second weekly, all new prize draw, took place last night and Paintballing is on the menu for one team on the south coast.

Chiellini Con Carne s…

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THE UP'S AND DOWN'S FOOTBALL AS THE NEW PRIZE DRAW STARTS

The brand new prize draw made it’s first appearance last night and four teams were left celebrating as they won big prizes.

The new weekly draw pro…

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THE PRIZE DRAW IS CHANGING

Now our leagues are back up and running, we’ll be making a few changes to the way we do things here at Leisure Leagues.

Firstly, our monthly priz…

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Goals Hull Teams Find New Home

One of the success stories after lockdown has been Hull where our leagues has been able to offer a home to all the teams affected by the closure of g…

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WORCESTER LEAGUE STARTS EARLY DUE TO PHENOMENAL DEMAND

A community, not for profit, 6 a side league has been so overwhelmed with teams clamouring to join they have announced a massive expansion of the comp…

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A Matter Of Diplomacy

Six Diplomatic Football Teams participated in the Match Day on 27th March 2021 in Islamabad organized by Leisure Leagues PK.

And as an extra bonus …

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Nine Leagues Kick Off In Nine Days As Records Are Broken

We are delighted to announce that starting tonight, we will be starting nine leagues in the next nine days.

The unprecedented growth – which has …

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Mexico announced as destination for next ISF World Cup

The first post-pandemic 6aside World Cup will be staged in Mexico in the Spring of 2022.

In an exclusive sneak preview image of the video showing a…

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Easter Football

This Easter is different for many reasons – not least because many of our leagues remain ON. We have worked very hard with the venues for our leagues …

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ISF Back Up And Running With New Team At Helm

The ISF is finally back up and running after a long time when very little has happened in the world of international sport.

Chief executive Thanos …

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Pakistan Leisure Leagues Marks Republic Day

Earlier this week, Leisure Leagues PK organized a small-sided football match in Swat, KPK to commemorate Pakistan Day.

The match was organized on 2…

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British Gymnastics

British Gymnastics Is Accused Of Losing The Plot In Governing Body Row

Gymnastics two governing bodies, British Gymnastics and UK Gymnastics, have continued their war of words following the recent Court of Appeal hearing …

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Gymnastics Clubs

Gymnastics Clubs Hail Big Win In Governing Body Dispute

Abused gymnasts and disenfranchised gymnastics clubs have breathed a huge sigh of relief at the recent Court of Appeal ruling which effectively allows…

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New Homepage Goes Live As Leagues Restart

We are delighted to unveil our new Homepage today, as the website gets a spring clean before the leagues return.

The homepage redesign features a n…

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gymnastics

British Gymnastics: Three Takeaways from the Court of Appeal

In a saga that has been running for more than two years, yesterday the Court of Appeal were finally presented with the final arguments from gymnastics…

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MOLDOVA CURTAIN RAISER STREAMED LIVE ON LEISURE LEAGUES

We are delighted to be bringing live football to you this Friday – as we stream the cream of the of the world’s 6 a side leagues right to your liv…

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WILL'S AMAZING CHALLENGE

One of our match officials in South Wales has just swapped 6 a side for 4×4 – and raised an incredible amount of money to help diabetes charities.

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Nigel Huddleston

Nigel Huddleston: Puppet Politician

Over the last 30 years we’ve seen, and spoken to, most of the Sports Minister’s in Government, so we are pretty used to the fact that what they deli…

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DIYA HAVE THEIR DAY

*Diya FC wins Leisure Leagues Women’s Cup 2021 title* .

This past weekend in Karachi, Diya FC Blue defeated IBA United (2-0) to clinch Leisure Leag…

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Leisure Leagues In Pakistan Celebrates International Women's Day

This international women’s day 7th March 2021, Leisure Leagues and World Group in collaboration with Dreamworld is organising Women’s Football Cup 202…

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Football's Back. Get Ready For March 29th!

Following the announcement of Boris Johnson in the House Of Commons this afternoon, we are delighted to tell you that we are planning to resume all ou…

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Landmark Day In Leisure Leagues History

Today is an historic day – it is three years today since the first game that first ever game that was staged by the Leisure Leagues powered Internat…

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COLCHESTER GETS NEW LEAGUES ON NEW PITCH

We are pleased to announce the Northern Gateway Sports Park construction project is now finally complete! The 29-million-pound Northern Gateway Sports…

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Diplomatic Business For Leisure Leagues Pakistan

The latest edition of Leisure Leagues Diplomatic league kicked off this past week, with people from 17 nations taking part in the thrilling action.

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Futsal Statement: Leisure Leagues Withdraw From Discussions

It is clear over this past weekend that the futsal community is fragmented and has significant underlying issues which we believe it needs to address …

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PUT THE BOOTS IN

The other day on social media, one of our teams was asking their followers to donate their old boots for an initiative, to help young footballers in A…

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LEISURE LEAGUES AND NATIONAL FUTSAL LEAGUE POTENTIAL PARTNERSHIP - LATEST UPDATE

In view of the significant discussions within the futsal community following the joint statement which was put out by ourselves and our potential futs…

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Mark Answers Your Questions

The world’s best referee right in your living room? Only with us!

That’s what happened last night for the thousands that follow us on Instagram…

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GET YOUR QUESTIONS IN FOR MARK CLATTENBURG

We are delighted to announce that our Referees Ambassador, Mark Clattenburg , will be doing a  live Q and A tomorrow on Instagram.

Mark will be on…

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JOINT STATEMENT OF INTENT BY THE NATIONAL FUTSAL LEAGUE.AND LEISURE LEAGUES

In response to the English Football Association’s significant reduction in support for English futsal, the National Futsal League and Leisure League…

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WALES READY TO GO-MEZ

The has been pausing of international 6 a side football across the world as the second wave of the Pandemic proved even more deadly than the first, bu…

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Luke Who's Got A Franchise Now

A spot of DIY is paying off as Leisure Leagues latest partner is in prime position to kick off his brand new league after lockdown ends.

Luke Smith…

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GRAB A SPOT IN AYLESTONE PARKS 6 A SIDE LEAGUE

There is just one space left in the official Aylestone Park FC 6-a-side league and teams can take advantage of free entry right now before the lockdow…

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MORE CHOICE FOR FOOTBALLERS IN GUERNSEY AS MONDAY LEAGUE ANNOUNCED

A community, not for profit, 6 a side league has been so overwhelmed with teams clamouring to join they have announced a massive expansion of the comp…

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Silkmen Set To Welcome Leisure Leagues To The Leasing.com Stadium.

With our new state-of-the-art 4G pitch now in the process of being laid, Macclesfield FC are thrilled to welcome Leisure Leagues to the …

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Ordinary People Being Squeezed In Favour Of The Elite In Pitch Battle

The largest hirer of sports facilities in the UK has hit out at the lack of opportunities for ordinary people to participate, saying it will have long…

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Marseille Carry On Their Form As Guernsey Kicks off

With the further lockdown hitting everyone hard, it is good to have some positive news to share, with the brand new league in Guernsey kicking off in …

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WE'LL MEET AGAIN: LEAGUES PAUSED ACROSS THE UK

Following the news that no-one wanted last night that the country has returned to lockdown, all our leagues have paused again.

We obviously are ver…

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Happy New Year. Stay Safe.

As 202o draws to a close and has been a year like no other, we’ve got one final special message for you.

There aren’t many things more important th…

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Simon Says: Watch Out In 2021

Leisure Leagues’ newest partner set out his ambitious plans to revolutionise small-sided football in his hometown and said: 2021 is going to be huge!

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Leagues Operating In New Tier System: Update

 

With the announcements that were made yesterday, placing the country into further lockdown restrictions and 23 more areas into Tier 4, we wo…

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Mark's Christmas Speech

2020 has been a horrible year for us all, so we’ve got a very special Christmas message for you.

Thanks for playing with us in 2020, and lets hope …

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Christmas And New Year Opening Hours

Leisure Leagues Christmas Opening Hours are as follows:

Christmas Eve: closed at midday

Christmas Day: Closed

Boxing Day: Closed

Sunday 27…

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Credit Where It's Dews: 6 a side Kicks Off

The last new league of 2020 kicked off last night – and Christmas came early for Spen Valley Vipers as they whacked in a perfect ten in Dewsbury.

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Why Changing The Mentality Of Sport Is Going To Be A Long Hard Struggle.

It seems obvious, doesn’t it? Arrogant, abusive and inept governing bodies such as British Gymnastics or the FA should be quickly disbanded, or at lea…

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Liverpool 6 a side League Expands With New Season

What a start to the new season in the Liverpool 6 a side league, as the competition with has taken the city by storm extended.

One of the new teams…

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Doncaster's Knockout League Gets A Heavyweight Visitor

At Leisure Leagues we like to run knockout leagues, and we never punch above our weight. In fact, you might say we are the heavyweight champions of th…

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Doctor Receives Vaccine Urges Against Complacency

The Medical Director for the Leisure Leagues powered ISF became one of the first people in the world to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, but warned as he…

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Try Hards To Get A Card This Christmas

You know what it’s like. You’ve worked your way from Division Three of your league to the Prem. The going is tough – but then you play the leade…

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EXCLUSIVE: It's A Credibility Issue For Refs: Mark Halsey Tells Leisure Leagues

Former Premier League Referee, Mark Halsey, joined in the debate surrounding diving and told Leisure Leagues: “you can’t blame the players.”

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Mic Check

Today we are thrilled to reveal our brand new series, “Mic’d Up” where we follow our teams in games across the country and get right to the hear…

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The Seven Leagues Of Christmas

In 2020 good news has been in short supply, but we have got plenty to celebrate this week as at least seven new leagues are kicking off.

The end of…

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Hit Show Needs Your Help!

We have been contacted by a TV Company  looking for some support in reaching people for a returning hit Channel 5 and 5-Star cleaning programme ‘Fi…

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Clattenburg Backs Sixways Leagues As Leisure Leagues Get Exclusivity

CLATTENBURG BACKS SIXWAYS 6 A SIDE LEAGUE AS SPACES FILL FAST
Former Premier League, FA Cup Final and Champions League Final referee, Mark Clattenbur…

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unleash the inner beast

Let Some Light In After Lockdown. Leisure Leagues Is Back!

Let the games begin!

That’s the clear message from us tonight after Boris Johnson announced Leisure Centres and Sports Facilities could reopen af…

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Give Bullying The Red Card With Mark Clattenburg And Leisure Leagues

The world’s most famous referee, Mark Clattenburg, is spearheading Leisure Leagues campaign to give bullying the Red Card.

The former Premier Lea…

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Making His Mark: Clattenburg Signs Back On With Leisure Leagues

The world’s most famous referee, Mark Clattenburg, has extended his contract with the world’s largest provider of small sided football, Leisure League…

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DCMS Excludes Millions From It's Football Summit

The so called “virtual summit” on British Football, which is being hosted, by Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden, today, has been criticised for excl…

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Football Leagues Business Owners Write To Government To Urge Rethink

More than 70 football league businesses across the UK – who provide sport for in excess of 250,000 people have written to the government to ask them…

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Exclusive: Guernsey 6 a side Players To Be On The World Stage

Leisure Leagues can announce today that we are in talks with the ISF in a move that will secure the participation of Guernsey in the 6 a side football…

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LEISURE LEAGUES TEAMS COULD FIND THEMSELVES IN WONDERFUL STADIUM IN MOLDOVA

Leisure Leagues, in conjunction with the ISF and 6 a side authorities in Moldova, are investigating the possibility of having a yearly tournament in t…

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Trackers And Brace For The Leisure Leagues Prize Draw

The Leisure Leagues Prize Draw made a glorious return this month – as the new format saw thousands of pounds worth of prizes won again.

The winne…

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DIYA FC IN THE PINK IN PAKISTAN

Diya FC Women Football Club (DWFC) defeated Garrison Football Academy (GFA) on penalty shootout (2-0) to clinch Leisure Leagues Women’s PINK CUP 202…

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CORONAVIRUS LATEST

Like you, everyone at Leisure Leagues is disappointed with the news that England is returning to a lockdown from tomorrow until the 2nd December.

W…

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Elite Sport

Elite Sport Yes. Amateur Sport No. It’s The Wrong Way Round

You might have thought that with no sign of a vaccine or cure for Covid 19, getting the nation fit – and not elite sport – would be the absolute prior…

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Lucy On The Rise With Leisure Leagues Franchise

Lucy Briggs is celebrating a hat-trick as things on the professional, personal and Leisure Leagues front are all enjoying a wonderful period of growth…

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From the 3G to The World - Only With Us

The opportunity to play for your country, receiving the adulation of millions, is on offer to all our players.
Leisure Leagues are the driving force …

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New Partners In For Training As Leisure Leagues Thrives

Leisure Leagues were delighted this week to welcome three new partners to our network, as the country’s fastest growing sport franchise added two ne…

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Over The Hills And Far Away As Malvern 6 a side League Kicks Off

The wonderful Leisure Leagues autumn expansion continued last night as Malvern became the latest place that we were able to welcome to the network.

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A Second Division Already Due As Hereford 6 a side Kicks Off

Hereford’s newest 6 a side league kicked off yesterday – and is already proving so popular that a second division is to start next Sunday.

The …

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Guernsey 6 a side Receives Ministerial Praise

Back in June, the Guernsey 6 a side League became the first one to resume after lockdown – receiving national coverage as it did so. Now the Island…

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Kirby Muxloe 6 a side League Makes The Grade

Since lockdown ended and leagues were able to resume, we have been delighted to welcome well over 2500 new teams to the Leisure Leagues UK network, as…

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Jacob's Refereeing Dream Comes True - Thanks To Leisure Leagues

Leisure Leagues were able to make one little boy’s dreams come true this week  – with the help of the world’s best referee.

Little Jacob from …

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Leisure Leagues Covid Safety Commitment Means Leagues Can Continue

Leisure Leagues’ commitment to making our leagues Covid safe has paid off with the news that all outdoor leagues can remain on following Boris Johnson…

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Leisure Leagues Returns To Pakistan After Lockdown With Celebrity Game

As football returns after Lockdown all over the world, Leisure Leagues Pakistan got underway in incredible style.

To celebrate the first games in m…

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Leisure Leagues Receives Top Podcasts Praise As Liverpool League Extends

A top referees podcast has praised Leisure Leagues’ set up as a brand new league expands to include all the teams that are desperate to join.

The…

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£150 Of Free Gifts As East Fife FC League Kicks Off

£150 of free gifts including kits for the whole team, your team entry paid for life and the most affordable game price anywhere, is all on offer to p…

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Prize Draw Tonight!

After seven long months, the Leisure Leagues Prize Draw makes its return tonight.

For the first time in ages, the prize wheel is back for a “Summ…

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Bobby Madley Back In Action

Leisure Leagues own Bobby Madley celebrates his 34th birthday today, and he has more reason than normal to make it a happy one.

Bobby, who refereed…

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Safe, Affordable Community Football As Barnstaple 6 a side Gets Ready

“A safe league that is affordable for the whole town” is being promised as the world’s leading not for profit provider of community sport announ…

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Richard Brings A Partner On Board For Havant Venture

The Leisure Leagues Franchise Scheme has helped thousands of people worldwide share in the success of the world’s leading leagues network, now one m…

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Gary In Great Hart As Hastings Goes From Strength To Strength

Gary Hart looked back on his first month with Leisure Leagues and said: “getting back into football has been the best thing I’ve done…..”

O…

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KM FC Take The Early Lead As Effingham 5 a side Kicks Off In Style

There are many ways to throw down a marker at the start of a new season, and KM FC did exactly that as the Effingham 5 a side League kicked off last n…

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Waterford Scoops The Glory In The Ireland 6 a Side Championships

Pericoloso of Waterford were the toasts of all of Ireland as they scooped the first Leisure Leagues backed Ireland 6 a side Championship.

The first…

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Ashton Under Lyne 6 a side League Expands As New Season Kicks Off

The incredible Leisure Leagues post lockdown expansion continues apace this weekend with one of our long standing competitions adding hundreds of new …

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THE FIRST LEISURE LEAGUES WORLD CUP REMEMBERED, TWO YEARS ON

We all need an escape at the moment, wherever we are in the world, so we’d like you to join us in a journey back two years ago to a glorious week in…

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Effingham's 5 a side League Kicks Off This Weekend

Effingham is the latest place in the UK to get its first ever Leisure Leagues competition, with the welcome news that a brand new 5 a side league is k…

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Leisure Leagues Announce £11 Million Funding For Grassroots Football

Leisure leagues, the U.K.’s largest providers of small sided football leagues, are proud to announce an £11 million funding pot for grassroots commun…

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