Leisure Leagues FAQ's

General FAQs

What if i have a complaint about my league?
We take complaints very seriously. To make a complaint, write to the Chief Executive Officer at the address that is on the Contact Page You will also receive a personal response from a senior manager should you have anything that you are unhappy about.
What if we are scheduled to play a Points Match on the fixtures?
A Points Match, or space in the league usually occurs when we have to remove a team, usually because they may have a poor disciplinary record. In this instance, while we are waiting for a new team to join in that space, you will be required to turn up and play opponents that we arrange for you. You should turn up at your normal time on the fixtures. If you turn up and play the Points Match then you will receive a 5-0 win. If you do not turn up for the match then you will have a 5-0 loss recorded against your team. You will also be liable to pay the match fee the following week for that game, i.e. two match fees.
What if we cannot fulfil a fixture because we are on holiday?
During July and September we appreciate that many teams go on holiday. On this basis if you give us one weeks notice then we can usually help you. We look at each circumstance individually. If you cancel a match for any other reason, apart from serious illness, then you will be liable to pay the full match fee and you will also lose the game you have cancelled. You may also be removed from the league. It is always better to contact our office and to speak to your League Manager if you have a problem fulfilling a fixture.
What if, in the most unlikely event, you do not return our calls or emails?
This is very discourteous. We aim to respond to all telephone calls and emails within one working day. If, however, in the unlikely event you do not receive a response, you should call the main office and request to speak to a Senior Manager on 0333 123 2340.
If we haven’t got our full match fee can we still play and pay it next week?
No. The Referee will not start your match unless you pay the full match fee.
What if a match is cancelled by you, for weather reasons for instance?
If you do not have a game when you are scheduled to on your fixtures then one of our managers will always call you and explain what the position is.
If we don’t get a game one week, what will happen?
This is rare but if it does happen then your Area Manager will call you the day after the league takes place and the position will be explained to you along with an apology.
Where Can i See The Full Rules And Regulations?
All the rules - together with a helpful video - are right here
Do You Allow Female And Mixed Teams?
Yes, absolutely. Ladies teams and mixed teams are welcome in all of our leagues and many are already playing with us

League Facts

Are the leagues indoor or outdoor?
All of our leagues are 5 or 6-a-side and are played mainly outdoors on brand new all weather pitches. However we also run a selection of high quality indoor leagues.
Is there an entry fee & how much are games?
For most leagues there is an entry fee but for some we have offers of a reduced price or in some instances we will offer this for free. The cost of matches each week varies from £18 - £34 for the whole team, which can be paid online or to the Match Night Supervisor at the league before your game each week.
Are the leagues affiliated?
Leisure Leagues is affiliated to the UKMA which is the governing body for small sided football.
How long does a season last?
This depends on how many teams are in each division, but usually a season lasts about 14 weeks. We operate rolling seasons meaning after your current league season ends a new one will commence the following week.
How many teams are in each division?
Generally, there are 6-12 teams in each division. However, in the early grading leagues, this may differ slightly.
Will there be a promotion & relegation?
Yes, two teams are promoted and relegated. However, if the team has won/lost a division by a large margin, we reserve the right to re-grade that team.
How many players can be used in one game?
8 players can be used in 5-a-side games (5+3 subs) 9 players can be used in 6-a-side games (6+3 subs)
Can we use more than 8/9 players in the season?
Thanks to our unique 'flexi-squad' system you can use any amount of players. See full rules for further details.
Can we choose the kick-off times we play?
No, all teams must play a selection off kick-off teams but they will be within a time span. E.g 7-10pm.
How long are the games?
Each game is 26 or 36 minutes long depending on the league you play in.
What happens if our opposition doesn't turn up?
This is very rare but if it does then a match night supervisor or referee will arrange a friendly game for you.
What happens if a team drops out of the league?
This happens rarely, but if it does then we will usually replace them. If this cannot be done then a points match (friendly) will be arranged, your team will automatically win this game 5-0. Please note all points matches must be paid for in full.
What happens if our team cannot fulfill a fixture?
You must give the required 7 days cancellation notice to cancel any fixture that your team cannot fulfill, if not, your team do unfortunately get charged their match fee for the cancellation and you also lose the game 5-0.
What happens if my team need to vacate the league?
Teams that wish to vacate the league must provide 14 days notice and play out the two week notice period.
Do you supply the match ball?
Yes, we supply all necessary equipment. We use professional quality balls for all of our leagues.
Do you supply the referee?
Yes, we supply a fully qualified official for all of our matches.
What type of footwear can be worn?
As there are a number of different pitch types ranging from water based astro to 5G astro this makes every venue unique and it differs as to what is allowed or disallowed. You can view the acceptable footwear at your venue by viewing the relevant league page.
Do we require matching shirts?
All teams must wear matching colours. This could be your own kit or same coloured shirts, our referee will supply you with bibs if necessary.
Are shin pads compulsory?
No, but it is advisable, all players play at their own risk.