October 14th 2019

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 side execs met to shape the future of the sport.

The meeting, one of the twice-yearly conferences of the ISF, is a chance for old friends to meet away from the heat of battle and also a chance for executives to share their vision for the future of this wonderful sport moving forward.

The tournament includes dozens of players from the LL network around the world

The meeting took place against a backdrop of the stunning opening ceremony in Rethymno on Sunday night, which saw record crowds for a World Cup match.

Hundreds of delegates arrived for the talks, at which  Leisure Leagues led the discussion on the growth of 6 a side football, which has seen the 6 a side world cup become the biggest sporting event ever played in Crete.

A spokesman said: “We are proud that to be a fundamental part of an organisation which is now the benchmark for all 6 a side football in the world. We always say that we are the most inclusive sport on the planet, and what we have seen this tournament rather proves it.

“We have ordinary people, playing in ordinary leagues from all around the UK, rubbing shoulders with full internationals like Robbie Findlay  – playing for the USA – and Greece Euro 2004 winner Kostas Katsouranis. It is a truly wonderful and unique experience.”

The action continues all week, and can be followed live right here.

By being part of Leisure Leagues you are part of the largest group of footballers in the world, and there will plenty of chances for our players everywhere to do things that others will only dream of.

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