August 29th 2019

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 week.

Guadalajara provided the venue for the ceremony, which was attended by the nations media and more than 250 diplomats and government officials, who are all lending their support to the ambitious project.

Because of Leisure Leagues integral involvement at the heart of world 6 a side football, ordinary players from across the land will be able to compete in the World Cup. To help them achieve their national sporting dreams,  it was announced that former Chilean International Footballer Rodrigo “El Pony” Ruiz will be overseeing the Mexican national team’s voyage into Crete. A veteran of well over 650 club games in a career that spanned more than two decades and saw him play seven times for his country, he was most recently the manager of Tecos Fútbol Club in Mexico.

Leisure Leagues’ Sergio Ibarra unveiled big plans in a rousing speech to the assembled dignitaries as he explained his vision for 6 a side in the country.

As well as the dignitaries, ISF Honorary President, Tim Ollerenshaw and Leisure Leagues Director Tom Nash were present to represent the top table of 6 a side football, with Tom saying: “It is wonderful to see Mexico Leisure Leagues get off the ground. I have been working with them since the start, and we are thrilled to see this event happen.”

Tom elaborated: “It is a wonderful testimony to the power of Leisure Leagues worldwide brand that we have seen it grow so much in the America’s in the last 12 months, with many countries now joining us. Mexico will be a wonderful addition”

Mexico were drawn alongside host nation Greece as the World Cup gets underway in October.

And the Leisure Leagues Mexico site is here:



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