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24 Jan 2021
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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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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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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

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


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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.


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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…..”


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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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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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6 a side In Oldham Just Got Better And More Affordable

There’s a brand new, Covid safe, 6 a side league on its way to Oldham next month as the world’s biggest provider of small sided football is bringi…

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Great News For Players Following PM Announcement

After Boris Johnson’s announcement to the House of Commons this lunchtime, Leisure Leagues can confirm that all our outdoor leagues will remain on.

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Hastings 6 a side: The Battle Begins

The battle for 6 a side supremacy in Hastings started again last weekend, and there’s two teams that stand out after a thrilling first week of match…

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Leisure Leagues Welcomes New Advice On Making Leagues Covid Secure

Leisure Leagues have welcomed new guidelines by the ISF, the world governing body for small sided leagues, on how to make leagues in the UK Covid secu…

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Wales Manager Barry John unveiled his new back room team and said simply: “It is to increase professionalism.”

The long serving John has over 1…

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Great News As West Midlands Leagues Remain On Despite Local Lockdown

Leisure Leagues would like to confirm to all our teams in Birmingham, Solihull and Sandwell that it remains business as usual after the increased loca…

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Dan Webb

Soccersixes Lose Out As Leisure Leagues Partner Becomes The Only Game In Town

Taking over some Soccersixes leagues was as easy as 1,2,3 for one of our Partners. Venues have flocked to work with Dan Webb as his reputation spre…

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Asif Signs On Again As His Leagues Expand With Leisure Leagues Franchise

Asif Hussain signed on for his next five years with Leisure Leagues and immediately said: “Things are going from strength to strength.”

Asif, f…

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Guernsey 6 a side

Business As Usual: Leagues Remain On After PM Announcement

We are delighted to announce that all our leagues are on as normal following the government’s announcement of increased lockdown measures.

Boris …

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The Best 6 a side League In Hereford Is Also The Best Value

Leisure Leagues announced its return to Hereford with this promise: We are best for quality, but also the best for price.

The world’s largest pro…

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Fury As FA Weakness On Discipline Exposed Again

Leisure Leagues – the world’s largest provider of 6 a side football –  reacted with fury as the FA handed down its punishment to a footballer who…

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Soccer aid

Soccer Aid Takes Place - And Two Of Leisure Leagues Own Are There!

It was great to see Leisure Leagues represented as the annual Soccer Aid charity match took place last night at Old Trafford.

David James – who t…

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The brand new Kidderminster 5 a side league kicked off last night, and did so with one of the more astonishing results in the history of Leisure Leagu…

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There’s celebration everywhere across South Yorkshire with the news that the Rotherham 6 a side league kicks off again this Tuesday after the pause …

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Kev and the Trunkwala Family together

Trunkwala Family And Leisure Leagues Take On The World: Kevin Reeves - Part 2

A month or so ago, we ran part one of a major interview conducted with Kevin Reeves. He discussed his early career, from the amateur boxing ring to co…

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Bikini's Off In Late Summer Stunner In Redditch 6 a side

Hundreds of new players will have the opportunity to play sport in Redditch, as it became the latest of our leagues to extend after lockdown.

Our l…

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Leisure Leagues was delighted this week to welcome Julian Knight, MP – the Chairman of the Digital, Culture, Music and Sport committee – to talk a…

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Elite Refs Benefit From Elite Equipment

Recently there was a tournament in Belgium, the first international 6 a side competition to beat the pandemic. As part of the day, Luxembourg took on …

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Referee's Told: Come To Us And Feel Valued

As referees who work in FA leagues spoke of their fears of being murdered on the pitch, the worlds largest provider of 6 a side football has told matc…

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Leisure Leagues Legend Stars As Hit It Baaiii Hit The Final

The latest in the Irish 6 a side championships took place this week, and a legendary Leisure Leagues player had every reason to celebrate.

Damian R…

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Hungarian 6 a side Football Transformed By Leisure Leagues

Leading figures in Hungarian 6 a side football signed up for their brand new Leisure Leagues Franchise last week and declared: “We are going to chan…

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Football managers often talk about making a fast start to the season.

Two teams took that to extremes as the brand new Gillingham 6 a side league k…

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The Ireland Roadshow Hits Limerick

On Sunday morning, August 16, the roadshow arrived in Limerick for the next qualifying tournament for the Ireland Socca Championship 2020, with loads …

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A Red Hot Start To The Shepton Mallet 6 a side League

Red Hot Chilies brought some hot form with them as they nailed the start of the Shepton Mallet 6 a side league as it kicked off last night.

Their 3…

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Win A Fitbit Inspire In Our Latest Competition

You could find yourself as the proud owner of a Fitbit Inspire, as we are delighted to reveal our latest competition.

Last week we announced our #S…

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Kevin Sees Billericay 6 a side Hit Top Spot

Billericay Town have shown themselves to be one of the most progressive, forward thinking teams in the South East over the last few years, now the ent…

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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.


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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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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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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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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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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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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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