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12 Aug 2020
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A Scrum For Places in Stourbridge's New 6 A Side League

Football in the Black Country is on a real high, after West Brom’s recent promotion to the Premier League and Wolves running Sevilla close last nigh…

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Dave Raves About His Prize

“Thank You Leisure Leagues!” a simple four words, maybe, but from the heart as Dave Trevaskus celebrated winning some signed Mark Clattenburg gear…

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Leisure Leagues Teams Succumb To Samba Skills In Galway

There was plenty of Leisure Leagues’ interest this weekend again, as the qualifying event for the Ireland 6 a side tournament moved to Galway.

This…

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Leisure Leagues: Setting the Trend

At Leisure Leagues we are the innovators, the market leaders, where we lead others follow.

Even allowing for that, though we are delighted to be bu…

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Join Leisure Leagues For A Summer Of Weight Loss

The world’s largest provider of 6 a side football sent out a simple message this week as it told the UK and Ireland: This needs to be a summer of we…

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Clattenburg's Greece Move Confirmed

As we reported the other week, Leisure Leagues Ambassador Mark Clattenburg, has taken the referees’ top job in Greece.

He confirmed the news on Fac…

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Defining An Elephant

The recent High Court ruling between two opposing governing bodies, British Gymnastics and UK Gymnastics, has raised questions across sport generally …

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Leisure Leagues Players Battle It Out in Cork Championships

Many Leisure leagues players were on hand as the the Cork hosted the first qualifiers in the Ireland 6 a side Championships – and it was a team from t…

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Faversham 6 a side Starts, Kilkenny 6 a side Expands: Welcome To The Family

We were absolutely delighted to welcome hundreds of new players into our league network yesterday, as one league started and another extended.

The …

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Clattenburg

Signed Mark Clattenburg Gear Up For Grabs

We are delighted to give you the chance to win some signed gear from the best referee in the world in the latest Leisure Leagues competition.

Mark …

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Brand New Leagues Across Great Britain As Communities Get Moving

Our first brand new league since lockdown ended kicks off this weekend, as 6 a side comes to Faversham.

Hundreds of players have signed up and will…

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JANE ALLEN

JANE ALLEN: THE COMMON DENOMINATOR

The world of gymnastics has been shocked to the core with the horrible revelations now on both sides of the World about the way athletes were treated,…

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From Port Vale To Pakistan - Kevin Reeves Part One

Just recently in the Premier League, Roy Hodgson took charge of his Crystal Palace side against Frank Lampard’s Chelsea, and the commentator talked …

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Now Anyone Can Pay for Their Leisure Leagues Games

As part of Leisure Leagues’ unwavering commitment to always investing to improve our leagues, we have rolled out a major change to our already indus…

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GET FIT WITH LEISURE LEAGUES

As the government announces its measures to combat the obesity epidemic in the UK, the nations largest provider of small sided football sent out a sim…

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THE BIG KICK OFF

We’ve waited four long months to say it, but Leisure Leagues were back up and down the country last night.

Players from Kendal to Weston, from Re…

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GET YOUR MOLLY OLLY'S MASK AND RAISE FUNDS

A  children’s charity close to all of our hearts at Leisure Leagues is hoping people can help raise funds and awareness for their cause while abidi…

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Competition And Markets Authority Criticised in Sport Cases

The Competition And Markets Authority has come in for stinging criticism from two different sports sectors.

The authority, set up in 2014 to replac…

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New International Tournament Sanctioned For September

The first International tournament after the pandemic, the Intercontinental Cup in Moldova, has been officially sanctioned by the Leisure Leagues powe…

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The Football That Moves The Nation - Leisure Leagues Is Back

The news that Leisure Centres are reopening this weekend is a wonderful boost for the 6 a side football players of the UK as it means the football th…

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A Little Help From Your Friends: Guernsey Sunday 6 a side Kicks Off In Style

What a start to the new league in Guernsey with goals flying in from everywhere as the new Sunday competition kicked off.

Amigos showed their bond …

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Top Of The Table

Last week in the Leisure Leagues Prize Giveaway, San Smith of Warwick was the grateful recipient of a brilliant table football game.

Now, lucky Sam…

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Clattenburg Heads Off To Greece

Leisure Leagues Referee Ambassador, Mark Clattenburg, has tonight announced his retirement as an 11 a side official – at the same time that it was …

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Sport England

Sport England, British Gymnastics, and Independence

British Gymnastics announced today that they would step aside to allow Sport England to conduct the review into the ‘culture of fear’ within the o…

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FA Confirms New Guidance

The FA have confirmed that new guidance issued by the Football Foundation concerning the use of facilities by small sided league operators should be f…

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Guernsey 6 a side

"It's Gone Brilliantly": Guernsey Referee On League Restart

The new Guernsey Sunday league kicks off this weekend, and it does so with the words of the Match Night Supervisor ringing in the ears: “The playe…

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unleash the inner beast

Let The Games Begin - We Are Back!

Let the games begin!

That’s the clear message from us tonight after Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden’s, announcement at the Downing Street Brie…

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Leisure Leagues Partners With Havant And Waterlooville For Brand New League

We are delighted to announce that Leisure Leagues, ‘The World’s Leading  Provider Of Small Sided Football’, have announced a partnership with H…

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Prize Draw Giveaway Tonight: Win A Table Football Game!

The first Wednesday of the month means only one thing these days – the Leisure Leagues Prize Draw is back on Facebook!

The Prize Wheel is still s…

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British Gymnastics: Scandal Sees Them Lose Members

The ongoing row between gymnastics two governing bodies appears to have resulted in a fierce backlash against the sport’s recognised governing body,…

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Guernsey 6 a side

Let The People Play: 6 a side Firm Urges Government After Massive Influx Of Teams

On the day it revealed a 287% rise in teams looking to join its competitions, the world’s leading provider of community sports has told the governm…

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RULING LEAVES YOUNG GYMNASTS IN FEAR OF BRITISH GYMNASTICS

A recent controversial ruling by a judge that effectively left British Gymnastics in sole charge of the sport in this country in the short term, means…

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KILKENNY 6 A SIDE KICKS OFF....AND IT'S UNREAL!

Unreal Madrid kept the pressure on as the 6 a side league in Kilkenny got back underway as the lockdown eased.

With the matches being played for th…

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Super Sunday

NOW GUERNSEY 6 A SIDE GETS SUPER SUNDAY

6 a side football  might have only been running after lockdown for a couple of weeks, but there is already a second league in Guernsey to cope with …

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THE FOOTBALL FAMILY: PART NINE. JAMIE LEGGETT, ENGLAND COACH

The Football Family collection has brought people together all over the world, as we start to play our great sport again.

There are few people, tho…

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Gymnastics Club

Gymnastics Decision May See Numbers Fall

A recent High Court ruling has left a cloud of uncertainty hanging over hundreds of gymnastics clubs right across the UK.

In what has been termed t…

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MAYOR SURVEYS THE MOLDOVA STADIUM

A new stadium in Moldova got the Mayoral seal of approval this week as Ion Ceban, the Mayor of Chisinau City, surveyed the construction that will hous…

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UK Gymnastics

Gymnastics: Judge Makes Bizarre Ruling in Landmark Case

A High Court Judge has ruled that gymnastics, a multi-million pound industry operated by it’s Sport England backed governing body, British Gymnastic…

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OLIVER DOWDON

Oliver Dowden and Nigel Huddleston Challenged: 11 a Side or 6 a side - What's The Difference?

Oliver Dowden and Nigel Huddleston are amongst the Government Ministers who find themselves under the spotlight after a new study highlighted the heal…

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MORE THAN 300,000,000 WATCH THE LEISURE LEAGUES WORLD CUP

300,000,000 fans can’t be wrong can they?!

Think about that for a minute. 300,000,000 is a population that only three countries – China, India …

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Guernsey 6 a side

GUERNSEY KICKS OFF - 6 A SIDE IS BACK

It feels so good to say this after 15 long, inactive weeks, but 6 a side football is back.Guernsey was the venue for 30 teams, about 270 players and a…

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Kilkenny

KILKENNY KICKS OFF

As life slowly returns to normal following this incredible period in world history, we are delighted to say that another of our leagues is ready for k…

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FOOTBALL FAMILY: PART 8. JACK KEELING - LEISURE LEAGUES, MEDIA EXECUTIVE

The very latest in the Football Family Series, sees our very own Media Executive, Jack Keeling under the spotlight.

As we have seen with the others…

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The Stadium Rises In Moldova

A world class tournament needs a world class stadium. And that’s exactly what is being promised in Moldova for this autumn’s planned Intercontinen…

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ghost goal

GHOST GOAL: ASSISTANT REFEREES NEED TO ADAPT, SAYS LEISURE LEAGUES HEAD REF

Assistant Referees are having to adapt to a new role, that’s the verdict of Leisure Leagues’ Head Referee after the so called ghost goal in the As…

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GET PEOPLE ACTIVE

Get People Active: Leisure Giant Urges Government

Get people active!” That’s the simple message from Leisure Leagues, the UK’s largest suppliers of small sided football leagues, as they urged the Gove…

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FOOTBALL'S COMING HOME: GUERNSEY IS GO!

Football’s Coming Home.

You don’t know how long we’ve waited to say that  – and you to hear it, no doubt.

For the first time since March …

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GED STEPS DOWN

Last week we reported on the the Leisure Leagues powered ISF Elite Referees group meeting which saw Mark Clattenburg on hand to offer advice and suppo…

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Covid 19 Job Opportunities

Whilst businesses across the UK struggle to come to terms with the coronavirus pandemic, one leisure company is looking to the future and finding ple…

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INTERCONTINENTAL CUP: FURTHER NEWS

With the forthcoming Mexico World Cup delayed, the Leisure Leagues powered ISF are pressing forward with their plans to stage an Intercontinental Cu…

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MARK ZOOMS IN TO TRAIN REFS

The Leisure Leagues powered ISF Elite Referees Group had some elite training this week, as Mark Clattenburg dropped into their zoom call.

Clattenbu…

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WHEN THE LEAGUES RETURN - ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

Leisure Leagues can today announce plans for some new regulations at all our leagues, as we stand ready to start them again as soon as we are able.

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EXCLUSIVE: INTERCONTINENTAL CUP DISCUSSED

This afternoon we can reveal that talks are underway that will see a brand new small sided football tournament for this autumn.

The Leisure Leagues…

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FOOTBALL FAMILY: PART 7: MAAZ KHAN, LEISURE LEAGUES PAKISTAN

As Leisure Leagues spreads all around the world, bringing our special brand of community football to millions, an integral part of that has been the T…

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THE PRICE IS RIGHT IN THE PRIZE DRAW

It was a case of the Price is right, when it came to the Leisure Leagues Prize Draw this week.

Thousands of people worldwide tuned into the Stay At…

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MALTA READY FOR 6 A SIDE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

After what seems like months of bad news, it is great to have something positive to report on. We have been delighted this week to welcome a brand new…

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LEISURE LEAGUES: INCLUSIVITY AT THE HEART OF EVERYTHING WE DO

We have all seen on the news, wherever we are in the world, the awful scenes in Minneapolis, where George Floyd was killed.

A policeman has been ch…

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PRIZE DRAW LATEST: LIVE TONIGHT!

We are delighted that the latest Leisure Leagues Prize Draw is happening tonight.

Another in the Stay At Home Series of Lockdown editons, will see …

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THE FOOTBALL FAMILY: PART 6 - BARRY JOHN: LEISURE LEAGUES & WALES

We have called this series “Football Family” for a reason. There is so much that connects us, and never is that better shown than with the subject…

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THE FOOTBALL FAMILY - NUMBER FIVE, AMR DAWISH. LEISURE LEAGUES EGYPT

The Football Family series has really shown us all how the great sport of 6 a side football has the ability to bring us all together like nothing else…

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unleash the inner beast

HIT THE NET AND FIGHT BACK TO HEALTH WITH LEISURE LEAGUES

With lockdown slowly coming to an end following today’s announcement, and as the government announces its War On Fat, the world’s largest sports lea…

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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 s…

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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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heroes

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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ex premier league ref bobby madley trains the refs

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 the inner beast

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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Cattenburg

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

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 time special

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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frontline workers

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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Leisure Leagues Franchise

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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