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 take part in the grading week ahead of the full kick off next Sunday.
League Manager Adam Glover was delighted and said: “It just goes to show the appetite for football and how desperate people are from around the country generally and in Faversham in particular have for community 6 a side.”
The Abbey School league is one of many new competitions that Leisure Leagues have announced over the last few weeks and which will start in the coming months. This is all to do with Leisure Leagues desire to get the country moving again and improve the health of the nation, as Adam explained. “What the government has said about weight loss being vital against the spread of Covid-19 means that these leagues will be ever more important, as we look to collectively get back to health and normality.”
The majority of Leisure Leagues leagues started this week – a week before the FA affiliated smaller competitions – but the Faversham multi-division set up follows in the footsteps of the first two that resumed, Guernsey and Kilkenny in Ireland, have both seen a huge take-up in new teams.
Almost immediately as soon as Guernsey was announced, we managed to book an extra evening to house all the teams clamouring to join, and now Kilkenny follows suit, as we are delighted to extend the competition, with around 40 new players starting this Sunday. Area Manager, Ashlee Parker paid tribute to everyone in the area and said: “This league has become a real focal point for everyone in the community and it is fantastic.”
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