Category: England

From The Grass Roots To The World Cup

A LOOK BACK AT 2019

A year ago this weekend the world was a very different place. So we thought you’d appreciate a look back to 2019, and the final of the 6 a side World Cup  in Crete, as Russia played out a thrilling game with Poland to sit on top of the world. If you’d suggested then that…
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Bobby’s Back

UK Socca’s Bobby Madley celebrates his 34th birthday today, and he has more reason than normal to make it a happy one. Bobby, who refereed at the Leisure Leagues powered 2019 World Cup in Crete wherre , made his comeback to the English Football League this past weekend as he took charge of the top…
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INTERCONTINENTAL CUP POSTPONED UNTIL 2021

The ISF and FMF have taken the decision to postpone the Intercontinental Cup until April 2021. The decision was made, based on the recommendations of the ISF’s Medical Director, in order to protect the safety of event participants and as a response to the upward trend of coronavirus cases across Europe. Dr Richard Johnson commented…
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LISBON 2018 – A TRIP BACK IN TIME

We all need an escape at the moment, wherever we are in the world, so we’d like you to join us in a journey back two years ago to a glorious week in Lisbon, when the first Leisure Leagues powered World Cup took place. The Trunkwala Stadium was the incredible venue in the iconic Praça…
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League Spotlight: The Battle for Hastings Begins

The battle for 6 a side supremacy in Hastings started again last weekend, and there’s two teams that stand out after a thrilling first week of matches. Callum Ray was the shooting star of week one for Harley Comets, smacking in a hat-trick in a 5-1 win over Premier. Shaun Wright and Chris Bull also…
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UK Socca Welcomes Three New Leagues

Three more leagues have joined the UK Socca family after taking over some Soccersixes leagues was as easy as 1,2,3 for one of our Partners. Venues have flocked to work with Dan Webb as his reputation spread – until he made sure that Leisure Leagues were the only game in town. Dan, from Wiltshire (pictured here…
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#summerofeightloss Gets Parliamentary Backing

UK Socca affiliate, Leisure Leagues was delighted this week to welcome the Julian Knight, MP – the Chairman of the Digital, Culture, Music and Sport committee – to talk about their campaign to get the nation fit. It’s become ever more vital, especially this week, after a study showed that obese people were more 48%…
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Wired For Sound

Recently there was a tournament in Belgium, the first international 6 a side competition to beat the pandemic. As part of the day, Luxembourg took on the host nation  – both well familiar to the UK Socca family –  in the Nord See Cup 2020. Two of ISF’s elite panel of referees, Ronnie Rutten and…
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HUNGARY JOIN THE FAMILY

Socca Hungary signed up for their brand new Leisure Leagues Franchise this week with a simple aim: We are going to win the World Cup. The Hungarian’s impressed at their first ever World championship, the 2019 event in Crete – reaching the quarter finals losing 4-3 to eventual winners, Russia in an epic tussle –…
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Mark Confirms Greece Switch

As we reported the other week, Leisure Leagues Ambassador Mark Clattenburg, has taken the referees’ top job in Greece. He confirmed the news on Facebook this morning saying: “Delighted to sign a 2 year contract with the Greece Football Federation to become the Head of the Central Referees Committee. After hanging up my whistle I…
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