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27 May 2020
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STEVE SIGNS ON - AGAIN

In this world, right now, its great to have something to rely on.

For us at Leisure Leagues, one of those cornerstones is Steve Hogan. Our longest …

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THE FOOTBALL FAMILY: PART 4. NIGERIA

There were many new teams in the Leisure Leagues Powered World Cup in 2019 as it became the fastest growing sport in the world. All of them brought …

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MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK: A LEISURE LEAGUES PARTNER'S JOURNEY

The wonderful weather, as we “enjoy” lockdown in some of the hottest day’s May has offered for years has – literally – been a bright spot in…

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THE FOOTBALL FAMILY: NUMBER THREE - GRAHAM FINLAY

The third one in the International Socca Federation/Leisure Leagues lockdown series, designed to bring football together, is a special one for us at L…

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Metal Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week - Be More Kind

The fact it is Mental Health Awareness week has gone a little under the radar this year, with everything else going on. But that doesn’t make it any t…

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FOOTBALL'S REAL HEROES - THANK YOU

We make you a hero every week, but footballers are heroes to millions.

Everyone reading this had a favourite player growing up – you might still …

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GET TO KNOW THE FOOTBALL FAMILY. NUMBER 2. MARTIN CASSIDY

Last week we began our new series designed to bring the world together with 6 a side football.

We started at the top, with ISF Chief Exec, Thanos P…

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ON TOP OF THE WORLD - PART 2

The Leisure Leagues powered Socca World Cup. There are many superlatives for it, but only two countries know what its like to win it. Germany and Russ…

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BRINGING THE WORLD FOOTBALL FAMILY TOGETHER: PART ONE. THANOS PAPADOPOULOS

6 a side football, your weekly Leisure Leagues fix, brings us all together like nothing else on the planet.

The unique atmosphere of the matches,th…

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WE ARE THE WORLD - PART ONE

We are proud of the fact that the Leisure Leagues powered World Cup brought the world together in a way that nothing else can. Players from all around…

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LEISURE LEAGUES - STILL BRINGING YOU TOGETHER

Ok. It’s Tuesday night. You’ve watched all the good stuff on Netflix, you can’t face another quiz on Zoom, and your liver would probably thank y…

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PREMIER LEAGUE REF SIGNS ON

The Leisure Leagues powered International Socca Federation is delighted to reveal that they have added another premier league whistle blower to their …

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UNLEASH YOUR INNER BEAST: GET READY. WE'RE READY

Get Ready to unleash your inner beast. We’re Ready to let you, that’s our message to you today as the UK prepares for a relaxation of the lockdown…

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GO BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE LEISURE LEAGUES WORLD CUP

If you played in it, you know.

If you were there, you felt it.

If you were one of the millions watching around the world on one of the 70 channe…

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Clattenburg: Why Is No One Thinking Of The Referees?

Leisure Leagues’ Senior Referee, Mark Clattenburg has weighed into the row over the resumption of 11 a side football and asked: Why is no one thinki…

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THE LARGEST COLLECTION OF TROPHIES IN LEISURE LEAGUES HISTORY?

Many teams throughout history, from Brazil in 1970, to the Real Madrid of Eusébio and the rest, can claim to be the Greatest Of All Time. In more mod…

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WHAT’S THE POINT OF A LOCKDOWN THAT ISN’T BEING ENFORCED?

At Leisure Leagues, since the outbreak of Cornonavirus began to hit this country particularly hard in the middle of March, we have done everything we …

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Strut Your Stuff, Show Your Skills And Play For Your Country

A couple of weeks ago, England 6 a side world cup star Henry Muggeridge made the national news for his goal earlier this season.

Today, the former …

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6 A SIDE IN LOCKDOWN - A WORLDWIDE SPECIAL

Earlier this week, we showed you a special video explaining just how much the Leisure Leagues driven 6 a side football World Cup brings nations togeth…

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BRINGING THE WORLD TOGETHER - ONE MATCH AT A TIME

That week in Crete. That unforgettable seven days that saw the world’s eyes on Rethymno for Socca World Cup 2019.

Leisure Leagues are the driving…

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LEISURE LEAGUES - THE DIY WAY!

We’re all missing football – it’s been over a month since a game was last played, but one team from our Chippenham league took it one stage furt…

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St George's Day: Fitness Special With England 6 a side Star Arjun Jung

Arjun’s Army. They lit up the world cup in Crete with their songs and their flags and their unwavering support for the UK teams. So, we could not th…

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THE RESULTS ARE IN!

Well, what a night that was!

The Leisure Leagues Stay At Home Special of the Prize Draw proved a huge success – and we hope that the thousands of…

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Stay At Home Special - All The Latest Prize Draw News

The prize draw Stay At Home Special is happening tonight – and it gives YOU a chance to win whether you are in one of the entered teams or not.

A…

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Thanks To Leisure Leagues For The Chance - England Hero Talks

Last week, Henry Muggeridge, one of the stars of the Leisure Leagues Powered Socca world cup last Autumn, made the national media, for a goal he score…

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THE LEISURE LEAGUES PRIZE DRAW - STAY AT HOME SPECIAL

With the lockdown continuing for at least another three weeks following the announcement made on Thursday by Dominic Raab, we all need something to lo…

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HE'S ONE OF OUR OWN - LEISURE LEAGUES STAR GOES VIRAL WITH WONDER STRIKE

“He’s one of our own” – for once, that is not just the song of Tottenham Hotspur fans to Harry Kane.

No, today it belongs to the whole Leis…

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END OF LOCKDOWN

WE'RE READY FOR THE END OF LOCKDOWN - SAYS 6 A SIDE FOOTBALL GIANT

“We’ll be ready!” That is the message from the largest organiser of the 6 a side leagues in the world, as they begin to plan for the end of the …

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THANK YOU FRONTLINE WORKERS

Everyone at Leisure Leagues would today like to pay tribute to the thousands of our players who are frontline workers, in many cases doing dangerous …

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Jorg's World Cup Diary

Last week, we carried the story of Florian Potter, who as the Senior Match Official, for the the Leisure Leagues driven ISF, had a unique perspective….

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HAPPY EASTER FROM LEISURE LEAGUES - BUT PLEASE STAY HOME

I saw a tweet this morning that summed it up from someone who supports a Championship team.

“I should have been at football tomorrow and Monday, …

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THE LINES OF COMMUNICATION ARE OPEN!

Although our leagues are not currently running due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, don’t worry, we are still here to be contacted with any quer…

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THE DIARY OF A REF AT THE LEISURE LEAGUES WORLD CUP

Last year, in happier times, Leisure Leagues was the driving force behind the utterly incredible Socca World Cup. The tournament in Rethmyno that capt…

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THE FRANCHISE SCHEME EXPANDS AS PEOPLE PLAN TO MAKE MONEY AFTER COVID-19

Leisure Leagues competitions might be shut at the moment, but their franchise team have been fielding calls for the last fortnight, as ordinary peopl…

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ALL LEAGUES ARE NOT THE SAME - WE DREAM BIG

At Leisure Leagues, we’ve innovated since the 1990s.

One of our adverts in the past used to say we were the benchmark that all others followed.

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Player Cards: All You Need To Know

It’s fair to say that our brand new Player Cards feature has been a massive hit since we announced it on Monday.

Thousands of you – doubtless l…

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THE ALL NEW LEISURE LEAGUES PLAYER CARD IS HERE!

As you’re sat at home on lockdown – wishing your 6 a side league was on at the moment, no doubt – we can at least brighten up your day in other …

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Introducing The Leisure Leagues Self Isolation Excercise Programme

After the announcement on Monday that the UK was going into a partial lockdown for three weeks, and our leagues being forced to close as a consequence…

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AFTER COVID-19 YOUR LOCAL LEISURE LEAGUES WILL RETURN

After Covid-19, there will be football.

That’s the simple message from the World’s Largest Provider of Small Sided Soccer, as the country tries…

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LATEST CONORAVIRUS NEWS - UPDATED 23/03/2020 12.10 PM

Following the announcement from the UK Government on 20th March 2020 that all Leisure Centres, pubs and restaurants were to close until further notice…

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The FA Should Be Ashamed - Again

It is a tale that is unfortunately all too common.

A football referee failed by the FA.

The self-appointed “governing body” of English footb…

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Leisure Leagues Players Back At It For Wales

Wales 6 a side football manager Barry John took charge of his first training session of 2020 and declared: “It’s nice to be back, but the hard wor…

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Gymnastics: Breaking Down The Final Big Monopolies

The recent High Court claim by British Gymnastics against a smaller, much smaller competitor, UK Gymnastics, has brought to light one of the last hidd…

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CONFERENCE CANCELLED

Following on from the announcements made on Tuesday 3rd March by the UK Government regarding the potential measures that will be implemented across t…

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LEISURE LEAGUES PLAYERS GET WALES CHANCE

The journey to the World Cup starts this weekend, with Wales getting together for their first training session of 2020.

The hard-working squad, mad…

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SWINDON'S MR. 6 A SIDE SPEAKS - THE LEISURE LEAGUES PARTNER'S JOURNEY

We are delighted to have as many partners as we have in countries all around the world, spreading the Leisure Leagues brand all across the globe, thro…

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JOIN OUR WORLD CLASS TEAM - LEISURE LEAGUES IS RECRUITING

Have you got what it takes to work for the largest provider of international 5 and 6  a side football?

Or put another way, we are the Barcelona of…

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READING ALL ABOUT IT - THE BRAND NEW 6 A SIDE LEAGUE

The brand new Reading 6 a side League kicked off in style last night, as the best competition in the area looks set to go from strength to strength.

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CLASS ON GRASS GET SHIRTY THANKS TO THE LEISURE LEAGUES PRIZE DRAW

Class On Grass are the latest team to realise that you can put your shirt on Leisure Leagues – as they received their Prize Draw award last night.

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WELCOME TO KAZAKHSTAN

We are delighted to announce there is a brand new license holder for the national team of Kazakhstan, as the Leisure Leagues powered ISF expands again…

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NEW VENUE FOR READING 6 A SIDE LEAGUE

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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IRAN JOINS THE LEISURE LEAGUES POWERED SOCCA FAMILY

We are delighted to announce that Iran has become the latest country to join the Leisure Leagues powered Socca Revolution.

The global reach of socc…

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BOBBY'S BACK IN FOOTBALL

Everyone at Leisure Leagues is delighted at the news that one of the top referees in the Leisure Leagues powered International Socca Federation, Bobby…

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LEISURE LEAGUES PARTNERS TAKE ENGLAND ROLE

UK Socca are delighted to announce that Leisure Leagues Partners and brothers, James and Richard Ockelford, will be the new management team for the En…

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LEISURE LEAGUES GOLDEN BOOT IS HERE

Players now have the exclusive opportunity to battle it out to be the top scorer in their local league, only with Leisure Leagues.

Each league and …

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GIRLS FOOTBALL GETS A BOOST IN PAKISTAN THANKS TO LEISURE LEAGUES AND WORLD GROUP

Leisure Leagues, who have won recognition from the UN for the work they have done for Women’s Football, are proud to announce yet another tournament…

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NEW THURSDAY 5 A SIDE LEAGUE IN NEWPORT

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

Leisure Leagues – Europe…

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PRIZE DRAW FUN AT LEISURE LEAGUES AGAIN

It was that time of the month again…..the all-new Leisure Leagues Prize Draw was aired last night as six incredible prizes were given away in the sh…

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LEISURE LEAGUES GOAL RUSH - DEADLINE DAY SPECIAL

It’s Transfer Deadline day today.

Gone are glory days of crowds standing outside training grounds, bothering hapless Sky Sports reporters, with g…

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WIN TICKETS TO ENGLAND V ITALY THANKS TO LEISURE LEAGUES

It’s coming home, this summer. It really is. One of the home nations is going to win Euro 2020. This time, we mean it.

Either Gareth Southgate’…

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THE LEISURE LEAGUES GOAL RUSH IS HERE - IT JUST NEEDS YOU

Goals.

That’s what the game is about, really, isn’t it? Possession stats, tackles, and all the other ones they like to pretend are important, t…

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VETS GET THEIR PRIZE AS PRIZE DRAW CARNIVAL HEADS TO RUGBY

A team from one of Warwickshire’s best 6 a side leagues is looking forward to a thrill not involving football sometime this spring after receiving th…

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"No Ref Should Feel Threatened": Bobby Madley Speaks as Manchester United Charged By FA

Bobby Madley, one of the International Socca Federation’s elite refereeing panel, has added his thoughts to the debate surrounding the behaviour of …

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NEWMARKET 6 A SIDE LEAGUE UNDERLINES IT'S COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY AS PROBLEM TEAM KICKED OUT

“The FA could learn from this” those were the words of one team in Newmarket, as they welcomed the news a team has been removed for anti-social be…

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LEISURE LEAGUES STAND WITH READING FC AFTER "NONSENSICAL" DECISION

Leisure Leagues is demanding an urgent review of rules that it termed as “nonsensical and draconian” after a league that had been running for almo…

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ANOTHER BOOST FOR PAKISTAN FOOTBALL AS WORLD GROUP AND ROOTS MILLENNIUM SIGN DEAL

Leisure Leagues – the World’s largest provider of 6 a side football –  is celebrating another wonderful expansion in Pakistan, after signing a Me…

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NEXT YEAR IT COULD BE YOU - FOLLOW IN THE FOOTSPTEPS OF FORMER GILLINGHAM FC PLAYER AND PAUL POGBA'S BODY DOUBLE

“Next year, it could be you.”

That was the message as three of England’s finest were on the BBC on Monday night as Manager Jamie Leggett, Coa…

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PURFLEET 6 A SIDE LEAGUE KICKS OFF IN STYLE

The brand new 6 a side league in Purfleet kicked off in fine style this week with a flurry of goals on the first night at Harris Academy, Riverside.

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LOADS MORE TEAMS BAG PRIZES IN THE PRIZE DRAW

The first Leisure Leagues Prize Draw of the new decade showed the world our balls.

But rather more importantly than that, we gave away thousands of…

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DO SOMETHING AMAZING FOR YOUR COMMUNITY TODAY - REFEREE IN A 6 A SIDE LEAGUE WITH LEISURE LEAGUES

A huge recruitment drive to recruit referees is underway as UK Socca partners with Leisure Leagues to bring through the next generation of refs in com…

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KIDDERMINSTER 6 A SIDE LEAGUES EXPAND TO MEET DEMANDS

The biggest football league provider in Kidderminster is expanding in February, as it looks to meet with the increased demand from people looking to g…

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Burn The Calories - At A Leisure League Near You

What if we told you there was a way to burn over 5000 calories and still have fun with your mates?

A way that could – on average – see you do 1…

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LEISURE LEAGUES: STRENGTH TO STRENGTH THIS DECADE

As the second decade of the 21st century draws to a close, it is time to reflect on a memorable ten years at Leisure Leagues. During these years we ha…

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RACISM HAS NO GREY AREAS - WHY GARY NEVILLE WAS RIGHT

“Racist behaviour is interfering with the game”.

That was the public address announcement at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium yesterday after César A…

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THE PRIZE DRAW ECHOES ACROSS THE COUNTRY

Christmas came a week early for a team in Cannock, and thanks to the Leisure Leagues Prize Draw, it “echo’s” throughout the country.

Fred West Ham,…

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DEAN GETS HIS SKATES ON FOR MOLLY OLLY'S

Aiming to raise £20,000 for children’s charity Molly Olly’s Wishes – one of the charities we are proud to support – businessman Dean Attwell …

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READING 5 A SIDE: FIREWORKS IN STORE THIS CHRISTMAS

The season in the Tuesday Reading 5 a side league has reached its halfway point, but the games that took place last night proved beyond all doubt that…

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CRICKETERS SMASH A 6 IN WARWICK MONDAY 6 A SIDE LEAGUE - AND WE ARE THERE TO WATCH!

We started one of our Leisure Leagues New Year’s Resolutions early last night.

In 2020, we want to get out and see as many of you as we can, all …

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THE PRIZE DRAW IS TOMORROW

The December Leisure Leagues prize draw is tomorrow and we are hoping to top last month’s incredible giveaways.

In November, we gave away over £…

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FESTIVE FUN WITH LEISURE LEAGUES

Plenty of festive fun in store as Leisure Leagues – Europe’s largest provider of small sided soccer – celebrate their most successful year.

M…

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LEISURE LEAGUES AT THE HEART OF THE WORLD THIS SPRING

The Leisure Leagues powered International Socca Federation 2020 conference will be held in England in the spring, it has been announced.

Like 2019,…

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THE LEISURE LEAGUES PRIZE DRAW IS MUSIC TO THE EARS

With the December Leisure Leagues Prize Draw just days away, last month’s winners received their award this week.

Sons Of Pitches from our Rother…

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BLACK FRIDAY OFFERS FOR LEISURE LEAGUES

Black Friday is nearly upon us and Leisure Leagues will be celebrating with some incredible deals.

From the 29th November, through to “Cyber Mond…

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GOAL OF THE WORLD CUP - PICK YOUR FAVOURITE!

The Leisure Leagues powered World Cup, made dreams come true for people on every continent. It provided the pinnacle of sporting lives for players fro…

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Trunkwala, World Group and Football

Mention the name Trunkwala to anybody involved in small-sided football and you might be met with a quizzical look. Or mention the company World Group …

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MIMS DAVIES: WORST SPORTS MINISTER IN HISTORY!

In 30 years we’ve seen a lot of Sports Ministers, and interacted with most of them, so we feel qualified to say Mims Davies is the worst of them. Mo…

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AT THE DCMS, THE CIVIL SERVANTS ARE THE PROBLEM

Secretary of States come, and Secretary of States go, but the one thing that remains constant in the DCMS are the civil servants. And they are the one…

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BABY, WE'RE READY TO MO!

Movember is upon us – and we want you to join in!

This month we want you to grow that mo, and if you do you could be in line for some top prizes….

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FROM READING 5 A SIDE TO DUSSELDORF - THANKS TO LEISURE LEAGUES!

“Last week we were playing in Reading, this week we are watching Fortuna Dusseldorf play FC Koln…..”

Those were the words of Bradley Cowen th…

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BRAND NEW 6 A SIDE LEAGUES KICK OFF IN BRIDGWATER THIS NOVEMBER

A chance to play for your country, the opportunity to fly to Germany on holiday and a chance to benefit charities too, are all on offer as a brand new…

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BRAND NEW 6 A SIDE LEAGUES KICK OFF IN WEYMOUTH THIS NOVEMBER

A chance to play for your country, the opportunity to fly to Germany on holiday and a chance to benefit charities too, are all on offer as a brand new…

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RELIVE THE LEISURE LEAGUES WORLD CUP!

If you were one of the Leagues players from around the world that took part in it you know.

If you were there, you felt it.

If you were one o…

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RUSSIA TOP AS RANKINGS REVEALED

Leisure Leagues players from around the world were anxiously awaiting news today as the rankings for the Socca World were revealed.

Players from as…

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MOLDOVA CHANGES HANDS

The Moldova Socca Federation announced some changes today that will see a brand new license holder taking over, as the long standing driving force beh…

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STIRLING JOB FOR LEISURE LEAGUES

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

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NEWPORT 5 A SIDE PLAYERS COULD PLAY FOR THEIR COUNTRY!

The first season in the brand new 5 a side league in Newport is kicking off next week– and teams are urged to join now before the last few remaining…

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TWO KIDDERMINSTER LEAGUES EXPAND AS SOCCER SIXES COLLAPSE THEIRS

Leisure Leagues – the World’s largest provider of 6 a side football – has announced the expansion of two of its leagues, at the same time as ano…

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THE GREATEST NIGHT IN 6 A SIDE FOOTBALL - AND ALL PLAYED OUT AT THE LEISURE LEAGUES STADIUM

If you had to sum up Crete 2019 in one word, which one would you use? Skill? Spirit? Scale? Passion? They all work, of course, but we think the only o…

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RUSSIA, WINNING THE LEISURE LEAGUES POWERED WORLD CUP

Congratulations to Russia, who became the second winners of the Leisure Leagues powered International Socca Federation World Cup, after a thrilling fi…

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IT'S A KNOCKOUT AT THE LEISURE LEAGUES STADIUM

Things are becoming clearer in Crete at the Leisure Leagues powered 6 a side world cup, with just a few games left of the group stages.

After Engla…

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