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08 Apr 2020
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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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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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