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LEISURE LEAGUES AT THE HEART OF A BOOST FOR NATIONAL TEAMS

UK Socca, which operates under licence from the ISF, has provided a massive boost for all the players who will be selected in the England, Scotland an…

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A SNEAK PEAK AT CRETE

One of the highlights of this weeks International Socca Federation conference in Birmingham was the presentation on the World Cup in Crete.

Between…

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A RESOUNDING SUCCESS

“A resounding success” – that was universal opinion of those present at the International Socca Federation Annual Conference, which took place i…

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ISF CONFERENCE READY TO GO

The great and the good of the Socca world are preparing to descend on England’s second city for a vital meeting which will help shape the future of …

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BLACKPOOL ROCKS

It’s been quite a month for football in Blackpool. First, the hated Oyston family departed Bloomfield Road at long last and the fans returned in the…

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SCOTT IN THE SPOTLIGHT

That feeling when you get bitten by the bug and you know you’ve found something that will be part of your life forever.

There’s nothing like it…

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LEISURE LEAGUES SUPPORTS #BALANCEFORBETTER

Today, we celebrate International Women’s Day, as we do on March 8th each year.

This year is extra special for us, because we are proud to be wor…

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THE STAR PRIZE IS WON!

The star prize has been won.

This is not a drill.

Precisely 341 days since the Prize Draw became a monthly fixture on the Leisure Leagues calend…

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LEISURE LEAGUES TEAM TO TRAIN WITH ENGLAND

A Leisure Leagues team will be training with the England 6 a side team, after they won a competition jointly run by us, the International Socca Federa…

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THE SHREWS LEAGUE IS ANYTHING BUT TAME

The birthplace of Charles Darwin is still home to evolution, 130 years after his death – only this time it was of a sporting kind.

Shrewsbury Sport…

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PAKISTAN TEAMS GET THEIR SKATES ON

You’ve heard of Dancing On Ice, well how about football on ice….?

That is the brand new concept attracted over 20 children, when it was unveile…

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CREATING THE LOGO FOR 2019 IN CRETE

The International Socca Federation is delighted this afternoon reveal the first draft of the logo for the Leisure Leagues powered 6 a side 2019 World …

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THE SMURFS MAKE WORLD HISTORY

Meet the history makers.

The Smurfs, from Islamabad, became the first ever winners of the Leisure Leagues Womens Cup, a brand new initiative from L…

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THE IDIOTS GUIDE TO A PRIZE DRAW

Village Idiots the might be, but the Lincoln team had plenty of wisdom this week as they pulled out the top prize in the February Prize Draw.

The t…

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"VERY SPECIAL": LEISURE LEAGUES MVP ADAM BOOTS IT

“I feel lucky to have won. It’s very special”, so says Adam Jones from our Gloucester Sunday League as he received his Most Valuable Player awar…

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REDDITCH LEAGUE MAKES THE GRADE

The brand new Redditch 6 a side league kicked off last week, and with the friendly matches out of the way we can really begin to look forward to the f…

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FROM THE PITCH AT WEMBLEY TO BRIERLEY HILL 6 A SIDE

On 15th June 1996, Paul Gascoigne scored one of the most famous goals in England history, when he got the second against Scotland. But it was what hap…

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6 A SIDE IN BRIDGEND GETS A LEGG UP

The Wales 6 a side team are boosting their bid for glory at the Leisure Leagues powered 6 a side World Cup by signing up a former professional footba…

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MANCHESTER'S NEW LEISURE LEAGUE. NOW WITH ADDED SIX APPEAL

What do you call a five a side league that is a six a side league from next week? The answer is pretty simple: The Manchester Monday League at Trinity…

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REFS SUPPORT GIVES ROCK SOLID SUPPORT

The case of David McNamara made the national news late last year, and now one of the partners at Leisure Leagues powered International Socca Federatio…

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BLUE MONDAY: HOW LEISURE LEAGUES CAN HELP

The third Monday of January each year is reckoned to be the most depressing day of the year.

It has been termed “Blue Monday” after a scientist…

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NEW NEWBRIDGE LEAGUE BRINGS THE GOALS TO WALES

Prestige Worldwide (pictured above) took the eye as they called the tune with a 9-0 victory to take the lead as the Newbridge 6 a side league kicked o…

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UNITED WE STAND - AS REDDITCH 6 A SIDE LEAGUES ANNOUNCED

A chance to fly to Germany on holiday is on offer as a brand new community 6 a side football competition gets ready for kick off in February.

The l…

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PRIZE DRAW PRESSES ON

The first Leisure Leagues Prize Draw of 2019 took place at Head Office yesterday, and it kept up the fun – literally.

In amongst the prize giving -…

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GET FIT WITH LEISURE LEAGUES: THE HEALTHIEST LEAGUES AROUND

6 a side football is the healthiest sport there is. That is the  finding of a series of studies conducted over the last decade.
Over 70 studies have…

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LEISURE LEAGUES - A YEAR IN REVIEW

It’s been another record breaking year for Leisure Leagues, as we cement our reputation as the biggest and best 5 and 6 a side football provider in th…

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EX MAN UNITED MANAGER TO BE ENGLAND’S DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL AT THE WORLD CUP

Just a day after the self-styled Special One, José Mourinho was sacked at Old Trafford, a Manchester United legend has made a comeback.

Ron Atkins…

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EX ENGLAND STAR BACKING FOR COMMUNITY FOOTBALL

Everyone at Leisure Leagues sends our best wishes to Boro Rangers U-7s, who are seen here celebrating after their latest matches.

The boys and girl…

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A CHRISTMAS CRACKER?

“So this is Christmas and what have you done” Asked John Lennon once.

Whatever he was getting at, in 1971 when he released the song,  he probably…

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LEISURE LEAGUES WELCOMES SLOVAKIA

Leisure Leagues is delighted to welcome Slovakia as the latest country to join our global network.

Javer Gusejnov, an experienced league official a…

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A CHRISTMAS HAMPER THAT IS WORTH WINNING: TUNE INTO THE LEISURE LEAGUES PRIZE DRAW

Christmas is upon us. There’s lights are going up, the John Lewis advert is on and everyone is saying “I don’t feel very Christmassy yet.”

If that …

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EASTBOURNE 6 A SIDE: ALL THE LATEST ON THE NEW LEAGUES

Leisure Leagues is now the only place that you can play 6 a side football at Eastbourne Borough FC after they signed an exclusive deal with the footba…

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BRAND NEW 5 A SIDE LEAGUE FOR AYLESBURY THIS DECEMBER

Footballers in Aylesbury will have even more choice next month as a long established football firm expands its business.

Leisure Leagues – Europe…

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BRAND NEW 6 A SIDE LEAGUES KICK OFF IN CHADDESLEY CORBETT IN JANUARY

A chance to fly to Germany on holiday and a chance to benefit charities too, is on offer as two brand new community 6 a side football competitions get…

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LEISURE LEAGUES OCTOBER PRIZE DRAW: ALRIGHT ON THE NIKE

The latest instalment of the Leisure Leagues prize draw took place this afternoon in Head Office, and there were all kinds of sweet thrills and spills…

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"IT WAS AMAZING" - TEAM SPEAKS OF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE PRIDE

The first ever Socca Champions League took place last month as some of the best club sides in 6 a side football battled it out for the right to take s…

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LEISURE LEAGUES TAKING OVER EASTBOURNE'S BIGGEST 6 A SIDE LEAGUES

Leisure Leagues are delighted to confirm that we will be the new and exclusive provider of 6-a-side leagues at Eastbourne Borough FC!

The worlds b…

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WONDERFUL FIRST NIGHT AS MOUNTAIN ASH 6 A SIDE KICKS OFF

The first night of the Mountain Ash 6 a side football league went off with a real bang this week, with the town coming out in droves to play some Sund…

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LEISURE LEAGUES GOAL OF THE MONTH: OCTOBER IS FULL OF CRACKERS

We have, for many months now, been running the Goal of the month competition on the Leisure Leagues Facebook page.

There have been some cracking go…

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ANOTHER 6 A SIDE LEAGUE IN WORCESTER AS WEDNESDAY LEAGUE KICKS OFF

Footballers in Worcester will have even more choice next week as a long established football firm expands its business.

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LEISURE LEAGUES REFEREE RECEIVES SENTENCE AFTER STEALING CASH IN SOUTH WALES

A Blackwood man was left with a suspended prison sentence –  and good causes were left counting the cost – after he stole the money from an Aberdare …

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NEW SEASON KICKS OFF IN RUGELEY 6-A-SIDE FOOTBALL LEAGUE

The next season in the brand new 6 a side league in Rugeley is kicking off next week– and teams are urged to join now before the last few remaining …

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NEW SEASON STARTING IN NUNEATON 6-A-SIDE FOOTBALL LEAGUE

A new season is starting in the Nuneaton 6 a side leagues – and teams are urged to join now before the last few remaining places are snapped up!

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KEIGHLEY'S FIRST LEISURE LEAGUE KICKS OFF

It was a case of Who Dares Wins as the first ever Leisure League in Keighley kicked off last night.

Not only is that the motto of the SAS, but a te…

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THE ACTION HEATS UP IN THE WINSFORD 6 A SIDE LEAGUE

The brand new Winsford 6 a side league saw its second fixtures take place this week and there is only one team with a 100% record after the opening pa…

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DYNAMIK WIN THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE AS LEISURE LEAGUES TEAMS BATTLE HARD

Poland’s Dynamik Torun were crowned as the first Socca Champions League victors after four stunning days of action in Croatia.

Torun edged an-all…

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PRESSURE GROWS ON NEW CULTURE SECRETARY AS REPORT REVEALS DCMS GIVES MILLIONS TO THE FA

A report by one of the UK’s leading football organisations has uncovered the Government’s multi-million pound donations to the FA have continued d…

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LEISURE LEAGUES TEAMS READY TO BATTLE IT OUT FOR EURO SOCCA GLORY

The first ever Socca Champions League gets underway in a little over two and a half hours time and three Leisure Leagues teams were involved as the dr…

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READY TO BE STARS IN THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

The whole of the Leisure Leagues family is behind the Balkan’s Stars as they head to Croatia in search of Socca Champions League glory.

The team, …

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LEISURE LEAGUES GOAL OF THE MONTH: THE INTERNATIONAL VERSION

It’s time for the ever-popular goal of the month vote for September.

And this month it is really special!

We thought that this month, instead of…

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EVEN MORE CHOICE FOR READING 5 A SIDE FOOTBALLERS

Footballers in Reading will have even more choice next month as a long established football firm expands its business.

Leisure Leagues – Europe…

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PRIZES GALORE IN THE SEPTEMBER LEISURE LEAGUES PRIZE DRAW

The Leisure Leagues Prize draw for September took place this lunch-time and one of the star prizes was snapped up.

The Zorb football day courtesy o…

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GET TO KNOW POREC

With the great and the good of the Socca Club Game decamping to Croatia in 10 days’ time for the first Socca Champions League, here’s our handy gu…

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THOUGHTS TURN TO THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

After the excitement of Germany’s win in the first Socca World Cup, thoughts now turn to Croatia in a couple of weeks time, as the best club teams t…

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BRAND NEW 6 A SIDE LEAGUE KICKS OFF IN GUISELEY THIS OCTOBER

A chance to fly to Germany on holiday is on offer as a brand new community 6 a side football competition gets ready for kick off in October.

The le…

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FOOTBALLERS OFFERED PLAYING LIFELINE BY LEISURE LEAGUES AS POWERLEAGUE CLOSES SITES

Players affected by the closure of the Powerleague sites across the country have been offered a footballing lifeline by Leisure Leagues.

Last week,…

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GERMANY TAKE HOME THE LEISURE LEAGUES POWERED SOCCA WORLD CUP

Germany won the first Socca World Cup  – Powered by Leisure Leagues –  after a late goal saw them home 1-0 against Poland.

A strike from Kuhle fo…

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GOALS AT YOUR LEISURE AS THE NEW BRISTOL 6 A SIDE LEAGUE KICKS OFF

The first of two brand new 6 a side football leagues in Bristol kicked off last night – and it was enough to give the defenders nightmares.

The p…

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ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND THROUGH TO THE KNOCKOUTS

England and Scotland are through to the know out stages at the Socca World Cup in Lisbon.

The inaugural event is hosted in a purpose-built stadium …

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HOME NATIONS READY FOR WORLD CUP ACTION

Teams from England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland arrive in Portugal to participate in the inaugural Socca World Cup. The International Socca Federation…

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TROTTING DOWN TO THE BANBURY LEISURE LEAGUE FOR THE PRIZE

One of Banbury’s longest serving teams, The Trotters, had plenty of reason to run down to the league after bagging the runners-up prize in the August …

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UWE STUDENTS GIVEN FREE ENTRY TO BRAND NEW LEAGUE

Free Entry is on offer to all UWE students as two brand new 6 a side football leagues kick off in Bristol.

Students can celebrate the start of term…

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LEISURE LEAGUES MANSFIELD SETS THE NEWS AGENDA

It’s not often that the Mansfield Tuesday 6 a side league at Brunt’s School, gets to set the news agenda, but it did this week as the BBC’s Brexit Bus…

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MY TOUGHEST 6 A SIDE TEAM TO REFEREE - BY MARK CLATTENBURG

To be fair, Jens Lehmann, John Terry, Ben Thatcher, Roy Keane, Robbie Savage and Craig Bellamy would make a fabulous 6 a side team – but according t…

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It's Coming Home (The LL Goal Of The Month - Obviously!)

There were some really strong entries in the Goal Of The Month for September.

Players from our leagues up and down the land have been bulging t…

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BRAND NEW 6 A SIDE LEISURE LEAGUES IN STAFFORD KICK OFF

The players in two popular 6 a side Leagues in Stafford will soon be the newest members of the world’s biggest network of leagues, as they change ha…

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A TIGHT NIGHT AS BUXTON'S NEW 6 A SIDE LEAGUE KICKS OFF WITH A BANG

Leisure Leagues’ first ever 6 a side league in Buxton kicked off in real style this week, as hundreds of players took part in the grading games to dec…

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FOLLOW IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF LEGENDS WITH CHAMPIONS LEAGUE CHANCE

Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Lionel Messi – and you!

The opportunity to follow in the footsteps of those legends is on offer to all 6 a side f…

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SITTINGBOURNE NEW SEASON READY FOR KICK OFF

A new season is starting in one of the Sittingbourne 6 a side leagues – and teams are urged to join now before the last few remaining places are sna…

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EVEN MORE CHOICE FOR WALSALL 6 A SIDE FOOTBALLERS

Footballers in Walsall will have even more choice next month as a long established football firm expands its business.

Leisure Leagues – Europe…

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PLAY IN THE LEAGUE WHERE LEGENDS PLAY. 6 A SIDE COMING TO KEIGHLEY

The chance to join genuine legends of the world game is on offer to players who sign up to play in the brand new six a side football league in Keighle…

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THE FIRST EVER LEISURE LEAGUES 6 A SIDE LEAGUES COMES TO WINSFORD!

A chance to fly to Germany on holiday and a chance to benefit charities too, is on offer as a brand new community 6 a side football competition gets r…

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SEPTEMBER KICK OFF FOR BRAND NEW 6 A SIDE LEAGUE IN COLCHESTER

The first season in the brand new 6 a side league in Colchester is kicking off early next month – and teams are urged to join now before the last fe…

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SEASON JUST STARTED IN THE BRIDGWATER 6 A SIDE LEAGUE

The new season in the Bridgwater league has just started, but there is still time to get one of the last few remaining spots – but you will need to …

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TEAMS IN BRAINTREE - NEW SEASON IN THE 6 A SIDE LEAGUE

A new season is starting in the Braintree 6 a side leagues – and teams are urged to join now before the last few remaining places are snapped up!

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THEY HAVE GOT A KALOU IN THE BIDEFORD 6 A SIDE FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Haven’t Got A Kalou are top of the tree in the Bideford 6 a side league, as it completed it’s second round of fixtures this week.

They are one of t…

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POPULAR 6 A SIDE FOOTBALL LEAGUE IN BRACKLEY EXPANDS WITH NEW SEASON

The new season in the Brackley league has just started, but there is still time to get one of the last few remaining spots – but you will need to ge…

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NEW SEASON STARTING IN BICESTER COMMUNITY 6-A-SIDE FOOTBALL LEAGUE

A new season is starting in the Bicester 6 a side leagues – and teams are urged to join now before the last few remaining places are snapped up!

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BERRY GOOD STRIKES AS GOAL OF THE MONTH ROLLS ROUND AGAIN

It was a case of some “berry good” goals again this month as the Leisure Leagues Goal Of The Month for June claimed his prize of a football courtesy o…

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JOUST IN TIME FOR THE PRIZE DRAW

The latest instalment of the Leisure Leagues prize draw took place at Head Office yesterday and it was a cracking show – literally.

In amongst the …

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FIRST SEASON KICKS OFF IN BIDEFORD 6-A-SIDE FOOTBALL LEAGUE ON 8TH AUGUST

The first season in the brand new 6 a side league in Bideford is kicking off next week– and teams are urged to join now before the last few remainin…

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You Thought The World Cup Was Over – It Isn’t Now!

World Cup Fever hasn’t ended for Leisure Leagues players as 6 a side footballers throughout the country will be able to watch the small sided versio…

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GOAL OF THE MONTH WHIPS UP A STORM!

Another batch of wonderful goals was posted on our Facebook page yesterday, as they vie for the honour of being the winner for June and to follow in …

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IT'S FOR THE PLAYERS AS PRIZE DRAW RUNNERS-UP GET TOP PRIZE

The prize draw for the June winners took place a couple of weeks ago and it was – as is now surely expected – a brand of thrills, spills and mayhem.

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PLENTY OF FIZZ AS PRIZE DRAW HAPPENS

The excitement of yesterdays penalty drama in Russia was no match for the joy which swept the nation earlier in the day as the Leisure Leagues Prize d…

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THE PRIZE DRAW: IT'S COMING HOME

As World Cup Fever sweeps England in advance of the game with Columbia tomorrow night, Leisure League can reveal that it is not just the Jules Rimet t…

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PRIZE DRAW PAYS OFF FOR MAY'S WINNING TEAMS

The Leisure Leagues Prize Draw on the first Tuesday of the month has become a fixture in the calendar for thousands of teams over the last few months …

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OUR NEW TEAM OF THE WEEK COULD BE YOU!

Our hugely popular Facebook page has included a new feature in recent weeks – and you and your team can be part of it!

The Team Of The Week has bee…

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DIGGER MEN DIG UP THE STAR PRIZE ON THE NEW DRAW

Thrills, spills and prizes –  as well as plenty of lager and cinnamon all over the place – as the Leisure Leagues Prize Draw hit its third month.

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MARKLEW MAKES HIS MARK WITH GOAL OF THE MONTH

The Leisure Leagues Goal Of The Month has taken our social media channels by storm in the last couple of months, with teams from all across the countr…

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RIFLES BANG ON TARGET AS BLOOD, SWEAT AND BEERS JUST DO IT

The Leisure Leagues prize draw happens again next week, and this months winners are already spending their winnings!

First off were Tilton Rifles…

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FUN, FUN, FUN FOR MVP CURTIS

Leisure Leagues MVP award winner, Curtis Bradshaw said: “I am going to have bit of fun!” as he took his delivery of the prize at the league.

Cu…

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PARTNER OF THE MONTH: STEPHEN PROSSER

For this month’s Partner Of The Month feature, we catch up with one of our newest, Stephen Prosser, who has just started his first league in the West …

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ROB STEALS THE GOAL OF THE MONTH AWARD FOR MARCH

The first ever Leisure Leagues Goal Of The Month competition took place last month and saw Rob Cormack from our High Wycombe league take the honours.

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PRIZE DRAW FULL OF BLOOD, SWEAT AND BEERS (AND LOADS OF NUGGETS)

The Leisure Leagues prize draw took place again this morning – with the May edition providing thrills, spills, competitions and prizes galore.

Th…

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PRIZE DRAW LATEST

Tomorrow marks the date of our April Prize Draw show, LIVE from Leisure Leagues HQ.

We’ve made some changes, so it’s not only the Winners, Runners …

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PARTNER SPOTLIGHT: JACK JONES

One of our newer partners, Jack Jones from Trowbridge, was in the spotlight – literally – earlier in the year at the Partner Seminar. This month, he i…

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SPOT KICK DRAMA AS ARGYLE PREVAIL IN KENDAL!

In the history of Leisure Leagues we have had some nail-biting finishes to seasons, but perhaps there has been nothing to match the climactic drama of…

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Yes I-Can Says Prize Winner

Paul Cox, the captain of Cobra’s Reunited, was pretty certain about the destination of the Leisure Leagues star prize: “I am keeping it!” he adm…

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Foxtrot Dance To Wetherspoon's After Prize Draw Win

Foxtrot Uniform, Charlie, Kilo, from our Warwick League, have plenty of opportunity to celebrate after scooping the runners-up prize in the recent dra…

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