Category: England

From The Grass Roots To The World Cup

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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From The Boxing Ring To Old Trafford – Kevin Reeves Part One

Just recently in the Premier League, Roy Hodgson took charge of his Crystal Palace side against Frank Lampard’s Chelsea, and the commentator talked about Hodgson beginning his managerial career before Lampard was born. He also said something about the “globetrotting” nature of the former England boss’ career, as it had taken in spells – amongst…
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New International Tournament Officially Sanctioned

The first ISF International tournament after the pandemic, the Intercontinental Cup in Moldova, has been officially sanctioned by the ISF to be staged in September 2020. The tournament, comprising 16 invited teams, will take place between the 23rd and 26th of September in a purpose-built stadium in the capital, Chisinau, and will be the first…
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CLATTENBURG HEADS TO GREECE

UK Socca Referee Ambassador, Mark Clattenburg, has tonight announced his retirement as an 11 a side official – at the same time that it was revealed that he will be taking over as Head Referee in Greece. Mark, who refereed the 6 a side World Cup final in Lisbon and was on hand again in…
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FIRST XI – JAMIE LEGGETT. ENGLAND COACH

The Football Family collection has brought people together all over the world, as we start to play our great sport again. There are few people, though, that are as well qualified to be part of this series than this man. Rising to prominence, first as a player with International FC – one of the finest…
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MORE NEWS ON MOLDOVA STADIUM

A new stadium in Moldova got the Mayoral seal of approval this week as Ion Ceban, the Mayor of Chisinau City, surveyed the construction that will house the Leisure Leagues powered Intercontinental Cup in the autumn. The Municipality have a major role in this project in La Izvor Park, working hand in hand with Moldavian…
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