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09 Dec 2021
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MASSIVE PARTNERSHIP ENHANCES WORLD CUP EXPERIENCE

We are delighted to announce the continuation of our partnership with AXIWI, the wireless communication business that are the exclusive suppliers of …

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MADEIRA IN HOT FORM AS LEICESTER 5 A SIDE KICK'S OFF

The brand new community 5 a side football league in Leicester kicked off last night, and it was Madeira FC who put down an early marker.

Their 11-…

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UNDERCOVER CLATTENBURG A REAL HIT AT WARWICK 6ASIDE

Footballers in Warwick’s best 6aside league got a shock the other week when the world’s most famous referee was the man in the middle for their g…

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THE LONGEST SERVING 6 A SIDE TEAM IN HISTORY

Back in 1997, the world record transfer fee was broken when Ronaldo moved to Inter Milan from Barcelona for 19.5m, Marcus Rashford was born and the U…

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GAMO FOR A LAUGH AS STOCKPORT 6 A SIDE KICKS OFF

The brand new community 6 a side football league in Stockport kicked off this week, and it was Gamo FC who put down an early marker.

Their 8-2 thu…

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DUNSTABLE 6ASIDE BENEFITS AS LEISURE LEAGUES PROVES COMMITMENT AGAIN

Leisure Leagues have been praised, by one of the top referees in the world, for putting their zero tolerance approach to ill-discipline into practice…

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A BERRY GOOD START AS SHAFTESBURY 6 A SIDE KICKS OFF

The brand new community 6 a side football league in Shaftesbury kicked off last night, and it was Twigs And Berries who put down an early marker.

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LEEK TOWN'S NEW ERA SEES NEW 6 A SIDE LEAGUE

The very start of 2022 is the start of a new era for 6 a side in the Staffordshire Moorlands, with the news that Leisure Leagues is coming to the bra…

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Facebook: Yesterday's Social Media

Here at Leisure Leagues, in 30 years of operating our small sided leagues, we’ve been involved in some notable firsts.

All those years ago we saw …

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FIVE ALIVE IN MANCHESTER’s NEWEST 5 A SIDE LEAGUE KICKS OFF

A real bunch of fives yesterday saw Manchester’s newest league kick off at Trinity Sports Centre.

Appropriately enough, perhaps for a new 5aside…

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LEISURE LEAGUES: MAKES YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE

The opportunity to play for your country, receiving the
adulation of millions, is on offer to all our players.

Leisure Leagues are the driving for…

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CLICKS RATES GO UP AS UNI LEAGUES KICK OFF

The first ever Uni League in kicked off in Pontypridd this week, and it was Netclicks And Chill who gave a masters performance

Their 6-0 win again…

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FC MOLDOVA PREVIAL IN IRISH CHAMPIONSHIPS

This year, the Ireland Socca championship attracted a large number of teams that decided to test themselves against opponents from all over the count…

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MARK CLATTENBURG EXCLUSIVE - THE WHISTLE BLOWER SPEAKS

“It’s given me the best days of my life”. Mark Clattenburg is unequivocal as he reflects on his career as a referee, “and I look back on it …

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NIGEL HUDDLESTON MUST GO: RESHUFFLE REACTION

If Nigel Huddleston doesn’t get the sack, then it’s Boris Johnson who doesn’t know what he’s doing

We’ve all heard the chant when a team is losing…

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Special Delivery For A School In Taunton Makes Sport Accessible For All

A school in Somerset has taken delivery of hundreds of pounds worth of equipment as the World’s largest provider of community sport continue to sup…

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CHIELLINI CON CARNE COOK UP A STORM AS BRISTOL KICKS OFF

The brand new community 6 a side football league in Bristol  kicked off last night, and it was Chiellini Con Carne who who ensured goals were on the…

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COZUMEL OPEN FOR BUSINESS AS LEISURE LEAGUES WORLD CUP RAMPS UP

The beautiful island of Cozumel has thrown its doors open to tourists again – meaning it is all systems go for the 6 a side World Cup.

Earlier t…

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Closo To The Edge - Ireland 6 a side Championships Moves On

The third qualifying tournament of this year’s championship was played in picturesque Waterford, at the Villa FC facilities. Eight teams, including s…

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FANCY A CHEEKY NANDO'S? JUST DO IT WITH US

Teams from across the country can run to Nando’s after their games – and can have worked up an appetite wearing Nike Boots as they play in the be…

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Moulton Magic Should Give All Players An Aim

The rise of Caleb Chukwuemeka from Leisure Leagues venue to the Premier League in just 12 short months, can give everyone in our leagues hope.

Tha…

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POLONIA PREVIAL IN COUNTY MAYO

The second qualifying tournament of Ireland Socca Championship 2021 was played for the first time in County Mayo – better known as the Irish Salmon…

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Another FIFA Official Onboard As Gediminas Heads To Mexico

Yet another FiFA official is on board, as the best referee in Lithuanian history has signed on with Leisure Leagues and the ISF.

Gediminas Mažeik…

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The Future Is Leisure Leagues, As New Bristol 6 a side League Kicks Off

The Imperial Sports Ground in Bristol  6 a side league kicked off last night, and it means that the venue finally has a league that befits the s…

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LEAGUES ALL OVER DOVER AS JOSH GETS TO WORK

There’ll be footballs over the white cliffs of Dover soon – or at least there will be if Josh Sleith gets his way.

Josh (pictured below) becam…

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KEEPING IT GOOLE IN THE NEW 6 A SIDE LEAGUE

There are just tw spaces left in the official Goole 6-a-side league and teams can take advantage of free entry right now.

Area Manager, Ben Schuma…

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Leisure Leagues Powered World Body Bolsters Team

Senior Development Director for the ISF Martin Cassidy reacted to the addition to his team last month, saying: “The appointment can help us grow.…

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WELCOME LITHUANIA TO THE LEISURE LEAGUES FAMILY

Ambitious initiatives to increase the health of the nation are planned as Lithuania was announced as the latest country to join the Leisure Leagues w…

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Leisure Leagues Try It Out For Charity

We were delighted this past weekend to be involved in the first ever Sport Parkinson’s Try-Athlon.

The event, which was held at the fantastic Si…

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UNI LEAGUES ARE GO AS USW SPORT PARTNERSHIP ANNOUCED

We are delighted this afternoon to reveal a brand new partnership between Leisure Leagues and the University of South Wales, which will provide incre…

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LEISURE LEAGUES REF WINS NATIONAL RECOGNITION

Everyone at Leisure Leagues would like to congratulate Simon Mahomed, as one of our most popular referees scooped a national prize.

Simon, who is …

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Leisure Leagues Teams Win The Ireland Heats

This year’s Ireland 6 a side Championship kicked off in Cork this past weekend. There are 10 teams participating in the premier tournament of the c…

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TAUNTON 6ASIDE KICKS OFF WITH A FLURRY OF GOALS

The brand new community 6 a side football league in Taunton kicked off last night, and it was Whippage who put down an early marker.

Their 5-0…

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DEBRECEN UNDERLINES HUNGARY'S AMBITION

It is no exaggeration to say that Debrecen, also nicknamed Calvinist Rome, is the real sports centre of Hungary. Over the past two decades, it has ho…

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Leisure Leagues Land On A Sixth Continent

Leisure Leagues found itself on a sixth continent this week as our brand new Australia leagues kicked off!

Clayton Monash University in Melbourne …

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ALL TO PLAY FOR AS MACCLESFIELD 6 A SIDE LEAGUE HOTS UP

All to play for in each of the four divisions in Macclesfield’s 6 a side league with five games left of the season.

Woodiwiss are the very much …

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FIVE GO LIVE AS LEAGUES KICK OFF

We were delighted to welcome hundreds of new players in all corners of the country last night as started yet another five new leagues.

Chipping So…

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COMMUNITY 6 A SIDE FOOTBALL LEAGUE IN DUNSTABLE ADDS EVEN MORE PLAYERS

A community football league in Dunstable has proved so popular that the organisers are further extending it.

Leisure Leagues – Europe’s larges…

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GRAB A SPOT IN THURRUCK’S NEWEST AND BEST 6 A SIDE LEAGUE

There are just three spaces left in the official Thurrock 6-a-side league and teams can take advantage right now.

Area Manager, Ellis Alleyne &nbs…

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IMPROVMENTS TO THE MOBILE EXPERIENCE

We are delighted to unveil our new website layout this morning. With more than 90% of our millions of customers worldwide using their mobile to inter…

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NOWHERE TO HYDE AS SHEFFIELD THURSDAY TAKE THE EYE

The brand new community 6 a side football league in Hyde kicked off last night, and it was Sheffield Thursday who put down an early marker. Their 8-0…

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WELCOME HUNGARY TO THE FAMILY

6 a side football in Hungary took a massive leap forward last night, as they are the latest country to become part of the Leisure Leagues family.

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World's Best Ref At The World's Best Leagues

Footballers in Walsall got the shock of their lives last week when a refereeing legend took charge of their game.

Mark Clattenburg – former Premier…

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ISF WEBSITE RELAUNCHED

A world class organisation needs a world class website – and that’s what we are delighted to unveil today as the Leisure Leagues powered ISF’s l…

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The End Of Season To End Them All.....

This time last week the world was gripped ready for the Championship survival battle to end them all. Derby prevailed against Sheffield Wednesday and …

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THE 5 A SIDE HOCKEY REVOLUTION IS COMING

A new network of community Hockey Leagues is announced, with the simple aim: let’s bring the sport to a new audience and let’s get everyone fit!

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Safari, So Good

A Segway safari sounds like nearly as much fun as a game of 6 a side, doesn’t it?! Well, a lucky team from Bury St Edmunds will be scooting about th…

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CLATTENBURG’S DELIGHT AS NEW YEOVIL 6 A SIDE PARTNERSHIP KICKS OFF

Former Premier League, FA Cup Final and Champions League Final referee, Mark Clattenburg, has given his backing to the Yeovil community 6 a side footb…

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CHIELLINI CON CARNE HAVE A BALL

The second weekly, all new prize draw, took place last night and Paintballing is on the menu for one team on the south coast.

Chiellini Con Carne s…

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THE UP'S AND DOWN'S FOOTBALL AS THE NEW PRIZE DRAW STARTS

The brand new prize draw made it’s first appearance last night and four teams were left celebrating as they won big prizes.

The new weekly draw pro…

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THE PRIZE DRAW IS CHANGING

Now our leagues are back up and running, we’ll be making a few changes to the way we do things here at Leisure Leagues.

Firstly, our monthly priz…

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Goals Hull Teams Find New Home

One of the success stories after lockdown has been Hull where our leagues has been able to offer a home to all the teams affected by the closure of g…

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WORCESTER LEAGUE STARTS EARLY DUE TO PHENOMENAL DEMAND

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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A Matter Of Diplomacy

Six Diplomatic Football Teams participated in the Match Day on 27th March 2021 in Islamabad organized by Leisure Leagues PK.

And as an extra bonus …

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Nine Leagues Kick Off In Nine Days As Records Are Broken

We are delighted to announce that starting tonight, we will be starting nine leagues in the next nine days.

The unprecedented growth – which has …

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Mexico announced as destination for next ISF World Cup

The first post-pandemic 6aside World Cup will be staged in Mexico in the Spring of 2022.

In an exclusive sneak preview image of the video showing a…

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Easter Football

This Easter is different for many reasons – not least because many of our leagues remain ON. We have worked very hard with the venues for our leagues …

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ISF Back Up And Running With New Team At Helm

The ISF is finally back up and running after a long time when very little has happened in the world of international sport.

Chief executive Thanos …

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Pakistan Leisure Leagues Marks Republic Day

Earlier this week, Leisure Leagues PK organized a small-sided football match in Swat, KPK to commemorate Pakistan Day.

The match was organized on 2…

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British Gymnastics Is Accused Of Losing The Plot In Governing Body Row

Gymnastics two governing bodies, British Gymnastics and UK Gymnastics, have continued their war of words following the recent Court of Appeal hearing …

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Gymnastics Clubs Hail Big Win In Governing Body Dispute

Abused gymnasts and disenfranchised gymnastics clubs have breathed a huge sigh of relief at the recent Court of Appeal ruling which effectively allows…

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New Homepage Goes Live As Leagues Restart

We are delighted to unveil our new Homepage today, as the website gets a spring clean before the leagues return.

The homepage redesign features a n…

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British Gymnastics: Three Takeaways from the Court of Appeal

In a saga that has been running for more than two years, yesterday the Court of Appeal were finally presented with the final arguments from gymnastics…

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MOLDOVA CURTAIN RAISER STREAMED LIVE ON LEISURE LEAGUES

We are delighted to be bringing live football to you this Friday – as we stream the cream of the of the world’s 6 a side leagues right to your liv…

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WILL'S AMAZING CHALLENGE

One of our match officials in South Wales has just swapped 6 a side for 4×4 – and raised an incredible amount of money to help diabetes charities.

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Nigel Huddleston

Nigel Huddleston: Puppet Politician

Over the last 30 years we’ve seen, and spoken to, most of the Sports Minister’s in Government, so we are pretty used to the fact that what they deli…

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DIYA HAVE THEIR DAY

*Diya FC wins Leisure Leagues Women’s Cup 2021 title* .

This past weekend in Karachi, Diya FC Blue defeated IBA United (2-0) to clinch Leisure Leag…

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Leisure Leagues In Pakistan Celebrates International Women's Day

This international women’s day 7th March 2021, Leisure Leagues and World Group in collaboration with Dreamworld is organising Women’s Football Cup 202…

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Football's Back. Get Ready For March 29th!

Following the announcement of Boris Johnson in the House Of Commons this afternoon, we are delighted to tell you that we are planning to resume all ou…

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Landmark Day In Leisure Leagues History

Today is an historic day – it is three years today since the first game that first ever game that was staged by the Leisure Leagues powered Internat…

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COLCHESTER GETS NEW LEAGUES ON NEW PITCH

We are pleased to announce the Northern Gateway Sports Park construction project is now finally complete! The 29-million-pound Northern Gateway Sports…

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Diplomatic Business For Leisure Leagues Pakistan

The latest edition of Leisure Leagues Diplomatic league kicked off this past week, with people from 17 nations taking part in the thrilling action.

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Futsal Statement: Leisure Leagues Withdraw From Discussions

It is clear over this past weekend that the futsal community is fragmented and has significant underlying issues which we believe it needs to address …

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PUT THE BOOTS IN

The other day on social media, one of our teams was asking their followers to donate their old boots for an initiative, to help young footballers in A…

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LEISURE LEAGUES AND NATIONAL FUTSAL LEAGUE POTENTIAL PARTNERSHIP - LATEST UPDATE

In view of the significant discussions within the futsal community following the joint statement which was put out by ourselves and our potential futs…

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Mark Answers Your Questions

The world’s best referee right in your living room? Only with us!

That’s what happened last night for the thousands that follow us on Instagram…

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GET YOUR QUESTIONS IN FOR MARK CLATTENBURG

We are delighted to announce that our Referees Ambassador, Mark Clattenburg , will be doing a  live Q and A tomorrow on Instagram.

Mark will be on…

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JOINT STATEMENT OF INTENT BY THE NATIONAL FUTSAL LEAGUE.AND LEISURE LEAGUES

In response to the English Football Association’s significant reduction in support for English futsal, the National Futsal League and Leisure League…

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WALES READY TO GO-MEZ

The has been pausing of international 6 a side football across the world as the second wave of the Pandemic proved even more deadly than the first, bu…

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Luke Who's Got A Franchise Now

A spot of DIY is paying off as Leisure Leagues latest partner is in prime position to kick off his brand new league after lockdown ends.

Luke Smith…

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GRAB A SPOT IN AYLESTONE PARKS 6 A SIDE LEAGUE

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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MORE CHOICE FOR FOOTBALLERS IN GUERNSEY AS MONDAY LEAGUE ANNOUNCED

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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WE'LL MEET AGAIN: LEAGUES PAUSED ACROSS THE UK

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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