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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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Shazeb Trunkwala

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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PAKISTAN CAPTURE HEARTS

Everyone who watches the English Premier League has seen Tottenham Hotspur fans singing “Harry Kane, he’s one of our own”.

Well, everyone in …

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LIVING THE HIGHLIGHTS - AT THE LEISURE LEAGUES WORLD CUP

The whole of the World Cup, you could say, has been a one long highlight after another so far.

Goals, thrills, spills, action and crowds of thousan…

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THE STORY OF THE WORLD CUP, SO FAR

Staggeringly, the 6 a side World Cup is one third completed.

Now, might be a good time to reflect on the goings (or “goal-ings”?) on so far at …

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LEISURE LEAGUES RIGHT AT THE HEART OF WORLD 6 A SIDE

Leisure Leagues, thanks to our integral role in the International Socca Federation, was right at the heart of a meeting this morning, as the top 6 a s…

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THE WORLD CUP THRIVES

What a weekend it has been in the Leisure Leagues Stadium!

Players from around the world, many of them Leisure Leagues players just like you, have …

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THE LEISURE LEAGUES STADIUM RISES

 

Less than 48 hours to go to the start of the Socca World Cup, and everything is nearly complete in Crete, where the Leisure Leagues Stadium …

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LEISURE LEAGUES SUPPORTS WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY

At Leisure Leagues we are proud that millions of people all around the world play in our leagues. People from all nationalities, backgrounds and belie…

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PAKISTAN LEISURE LEAGUES PLAYERS HAVE NO FEAR AS THEY PREPARE TO TAKE ON THE WORLD

A squad of Pakistani players, many from the Leisure Leagues family. will be flying to Crete next week, carrying the hopes of a sports mad nation with…

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TIM GETS TOP RECOGNITION

Everyone at Leisure Leagues  is thrilled for ISF President Tim Ollerenshaw and his wife Rachel after they received recognition from Boris Johnson for…

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THE FINAL COUNTDOWN

The 20th of September is a pretty unremarkable day in the annals of history. But it does mean it is just a month until ordinary players from around th…

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OUR LATEST PRIZE GIVEAWAY HAPPENS TODAY (18TH SEPTEMBER)

Not only do we run the best leagues, with the best prizes in 6 a side football – come on, where else can you win a £12,000 holiday to Germany just fo…

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THE POOR GET POORER, THE FA GET RICHER. WITH YOUR MONEY

“Absolute power corrupts absolutely” so said Lord Acton in 1887.

More than 130 years on, how can you possibly argue with those sentiments, in r…

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LEISURE LEAGUES TEAMS COMPETE BRILLIANTLY, BUT THE HONOURS STAY IN SLOVENIA

The Leisure Leagues teams from the UK and Ireland unfortunately came home empty handed, but there’s a new name on the International Socca Federation…

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GRAB SOME ENGLAND TICKETS ON LEISURE LEAGUES

If you were watching the exciting August Prize Draw yesterday, they you’ll know that we have a huge giveaway being drawn  – and you can still be pa…

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MOORS THAN A GAME

Solihull footballers have got even more choice than ever before as Leisure Leagues started a brand new league at the brand new community stadium in th…

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LEISURE LEAGUES TEAM READY FOR CHAMPIONS LEAGUE CHANCE

A team from the UK will be right at the heart of things, this Thursday, in Maribor, Slovenia,  when 24 teams, representing 22 cities in 16 countries …

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LEISURE LEAGUES PLAYERS HANDED TRICKY TEST AS WALES TO PROGRESS

Leisure Leagues Match Night Supervisor in Bridgend, and Wales 6 a side football manager, Barry John, admitted his side faced a “tricky” test if th…

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REEVES AIMS TO SHOCK THE WORLD

300 hopefuls, from 16 cities, all came under the watchful eye of new Pakistan Coach, Kevin Reeves, as World Group and Leisure Leagues Pakistan stepped…

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LEISURE LEAGUES MEXICO IS GO!

Mexico became the latest country to join the biggest league network in the world, as the official launch of Leisure Leagues Mexico took place this wee…

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LEISURE LEAGUES PLAYERS GET GLAMOUR WORLD TIES

Players from the Leisure Leagues network all around the world were handed mouth-watering clashes throughout the 6 a side World Cup as the draw was mad…

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LEISURE LEAGUES PLAYERS IN THE DRAW

The wait is almost over.

On Tuesday, 8pm Greek time, the eyes of the 40 teams, from every corner of the globe, will be in Athens to see who they wi…

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ENGLAND WIN AT LEISURE LEAGUES NEWEST VENUE!

England Head Coach, Jamie Leggett, surveyed a vital week for his team and declared: “It is obviously a massive boost.”

Leggett’s new look Eng…

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POTTY ABOUT THE WORLD CUP!

Hundreds of footballers. From a record breaking 40 countries. With only one goal.

To be champions of the world.

That is the dream that is gettin…

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BOBBY SIGNS ON!

The Leisure Leagues powered International Socca Federation is thrilled to reveal former Premier League referee, Bobby Madley as the latest addition to…

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AFTV GUNNING FOR ENGLAND

The England 6 a side Team continues their build up to the Leisure Leagues powered 6 a side World Cup, this Wednesday, as they take on AFTV in a very s…

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THE INSPIRATION EXPLAINED

A couple of weeks ago we revealed the stunning trophy for the Leisure Leagues powered, Independent Socca Federation World Cup this October.

Created…

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LAHORE ARE THE KINGS OF PAKISTAN - AND READY TO TAKE ON THE WORLD

Bata FC earned the right to represent Pakistan in the 2019 Socca World Cup which is to be held later this year.

The Lahore based side emerged victo…

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Welcome to the Dream Team, but can they deliver?

Here at Leisure Leagues we warmly welcome the appointment of Nicky Morgan as the new Secretary of State for the DCMS and hope that Nigel Adams, our Sp…

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THE TROPHY IS REVEALED!

A trophy to symbolise the way football brings people together like nothing else in the world.

A trophy that symbolises celebration, brotherhood, ca…

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MAN, IT'S ALL GOING ON! CITY V BRIGHTON TICKETS FOR FREE!

 

Do you want to to watch Man City v Brighton. For free. Just for clicking a button?

If you answered yes – and lets face it – why wouldn’…

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ENGLAND NAME SQUAD FOR THE LEISURE LEAGUES POWERED WORLD CUP

England have become the latest team to name their squad for the Leisure Leagues powered 6 a side World Cup in Crete.

The 13 players chosen by Manag…

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Game of cards – and tattoos for Leisure Leagues ref Mark Clattenburg

In 2016, Mark Clattenburg achieved the unknown for a referee – and he will never forget that illustrious year.

Actually, he looks back on being t…

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LEISURE LEAGUES LAUNCHES IN EGYPT

Everyone at Leisure Leagues throughout the world is delighted to welcome Egypt to the family. Leisure Leagues Egypt will now join the biggest network…

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LEISURE LEAGUES ON HAND FOR RICHARD'S GRAND CHARITY TRIP

A distance of 877 kilometres, or 544 miles if you prefer, separates the Eiffel Tower from its Blackpool counterpart, but the ISF Medical Director, Ric…

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GOLD STANDARD LEAGUES AT £6M NEW COMPLEX IN NORTHWICH

 

It has been called a “landmark development” for the town of Northwich – and now, 6 a side footballers from the Cheshire town can benefit too…

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THERE'S A NEW LEAGUE IN NEWTOWN

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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MALVERN 6 A SIDE KICKS OFF IN SEPTEMBER!

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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BRAND NEW 6 A SIDE LEAGUES KICK OFF IN DERBY THIS AUGUST

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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EVEN MORE CHOICE FOR SOLIHULL FOOTBALLERS

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

Leisure Leagues – Europe…

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A TWO YEARS TO SAVOUR FOR LEISURE LEAGUES PAKISTAN

This week marks the anniversary of a very special moment in Leisure Leagues history.

This week in 2017, the Trunkwala Family and World Group, broug…

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LEISURE LEAGUES PLAYERS IN WALES SQUAD

Remember when Wales shocked the whole of Europe in 2016? When Gareth Bale lit up France and Joe Allen made it to the Team of the Tournament?

Well, …

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THE ART OF DIPLOMACY WITH LEISURE LEAGUES PAKISTAN

Leisure Leagues strengthened its diplomatic ties when a meeting took place between LLPK and the Greek Ambassador to the country last week.

H.E. Mr….

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LEISURE LEAGUES PLAYERS GET CHANCE TO FOLLOW SKIPPER AND SHINE FOR WALES

Leisure Leagues teams featured on both sides, as the Wales National 6 a side hopefuls underwent some final training ahead of the announcement of their…

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WOMEN'S FOOTBALL GETS A BOOST AT LEISURE LEAGUES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD - AND THAT'S NOTHING NEW!

The women’s world cup has attracted the attention of the world, with packed stadiums watching the action live – while in the UK the game between Engla…

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STUCK IN THE MIDDLE-TON 6 A SIDE LEAGUE WITH YOU

Teams to the left of me, refs to the right…..OK, those were not the words of Stealers Wheel, but the brand new 6 a side league in Middleton certainl…

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LEISURE LEAGUES TEAMS GET CHAMPIONS LEAGUES CHANCE

The 11 a side champions league final might have been an absolute stinker, but the 6 a side version promises you the chance to go one better than Harry…

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DOC ON HIS BIKE FOR WONDERFUL CAUSE

Everybody at Leisure Leagues is delighted to support the International Socca Federation very own Tower of Power Dr Richard Johnson who is taking to th…

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LOVE IS IN THE AIR AT LEISURE LEAGUES FOR LOVE ISLAND'S CALLUM

Millions of viewers were left “heartbroken” at the weekend as Callum McLeod became the first housemate to be booted out of the Love Island Villa this …

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NO SUCH THING AS TOO GOOD FOR US – WE THRIVE ON EXCELLENCE

Heard the one about the football team that was banned from a league for being too good?

No, this isn’t a joke, it really happened to a squad this…

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THE SOCCA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE IS OPEN!

As Liverpool and Spurs prepare to face off in Madrid in the Champions League final this weekend, carrying the hopes and dreams of their fans with them…

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LEISURE LEAGUES ON TOP OF THE WORLD - LITERALLY

Leisure Leagues is the biggest football firm on the planet, now we are almost literally on top of the world.

We set another world record this week …

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THE WORLD CUP BALL SCORES BIG

There are just 147 days to go before the start of the Leisure Leagues powered  World Cup in Crete.

32 nations will be battling it out for five day…

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CARRIE ON WITH LEISURE LEAGUES

This article is adapted from this – which appeared today in The Colchester Gazette.

A NAVY Petty Officer is hoping to find common ground between st…

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AMBASSADOR PRAISES LEISURE LEAGUES AS DIPLOMATIC TOURNAMENT KICKS OFF

Seven Embassies, eight teams and pretty much every continent in the world playing 6 a side football. These type of world events are all part of just a…

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THE APRIL PRIZE DRAW IS A PEAKY BLINDER

Admit it; you’ve always wanted a photo of the Leisure Leagues’ staff, haven’t you?

Ok, probably not, but nonetheless, Who Ate All Depay’s i…

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RAMADAN KAREEM

Everyone at Leisure Leagues throughout the world would like to wish all of our players who are observing Ramadan during the next month Ramadan Kareem….

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RECORD BREAKING DAY IN PAKISTAN!

6 a side football in Pakistan took yet another massive leap forward as Leisure Leagues set the record for the most matches in the country in one day a…

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PS4? IT'S NO CHORE AT LEISURE LEAGUES!

Entering the prize draw was no chore for this team from Chorley, as You Look Good On Zidane’s Floor, became the latest recipients of our winners awa…

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SALIAH BREAKS DOWN THE BOUNDARIES

When Leisure Leagues Pakistan launched back in 2017, we said the glitzy exhibition game was just the start. We said that were going to put down lastin…

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DREAMING OF A REVOLUTION

“You say you want a revolution?” sang The Beatles back in the late 1960’s and that feeling hung in the air some 40 odd years later, as a Leisure…

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LEISURE LEAGUES PLAYERS GOT LEGG'S

Players from the Leisure Leagues Bridgend leagues got a wonderful opportunity to improve their skills this past weekend, when some of them were part o…

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PICK YOUR PARTNER

They came from all over the country last weekend, as the annual Leisure Leagues Partner seminar took place.

With hundreds of partners running leagu…

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BIG RON'S SHIRT IS THE BIG DRAW

After the excitement of last month’s draw when the star prize was finally won, the big question on the lips of the thousands watching was simply thi…

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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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BIG RON PREACHES THE 6 A SIDE GOSPEL AS PLAYERS GET READY FOR ENGLAND SHOT

“Modern footballers could benefit from playing more 6 a side football” – that’s the assessment of former Manchester United and West Brom boss …

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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 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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