Category: Wales

From The Grass Roots To The World Cup

THE REAL HEROES

Footballers are heroes to millions. Everyone reading this had a favourite player growing up – you might still have one. They carry our hopes, our dreams, and our passion on their shoulders. That’s the best thing about what we do. Never mind the football, the World Cup, the Champions Leagues, the massive events. Somehow it…
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FIRST 11. PART 2. MARTIN CASSIDY

Last week we began our new series designed to bring the world together with 6 a side football. We started at the top, with ISF Chief Exec, Thanos Papadopoulos, who gave us an insight into his life away from 6 a side football. Today, we have another of the top team. Martin Cassidy. One of…
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ON TOP OF THE WORLD – PART 2

Earlier this week we ran the first part of a wonderful interview with one of the coach’s of the World Cup winning Russian team, Dmitry Smirnov, who piloted them to the incredible success with his brother, Artem. In part one he focussed on the emotions of the sport, and the discipline required in getting a…
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FIRST ELEVEN. PART ONE – THANOS PAPADOPOULOS

6 a side football, the sport of Socca, brings us all together like nothing else on the planet. The unique atmosphere of the matches, the World Cup tournaments, the spirit, the camaraderie. It creates lasting friendships across continents, across language barriers, cultural differences and religions. It is the most inclusive sport in the world. The…
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WHAT IT TAKES TO TAKE ON THE WORLD – AND WIN

We are rightly proud of all Scotland, Wales and England achieved in the World Cup in 2020. Whether it was thrilling, attaching football, winning the Goal of the Tournament prize, or being involved in what was regarded as the Game of the Tournament, we more than played our part. However, only a select few have…
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ANOTHER PREMIER LEAGUE REF SIGNS ON

The Leisure Leagues powered International Socca Federation – of which we are proud to be a part –  is delighted to reveal that they have added another premier league whistle blower to their stable of International Match Officials. The ISF have worked with top refs such as Mark Clattenburg – commonly regarded the best referee…
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THE ONLY FILM YOU’LL EVER NEED

If you played in it, you know. If you were there, you felt it. If you were one of the millions watching around the world on one of the 70 channels that broadcast it, then you saw it. If you had family and friends living their dreams, then no doubt you have heard all the stories…
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Is This The Biggest Collection Of Trophies In UK 6 a side History

Many teams throughout history, from Brazil in 1970, to the Real Madrid of Eusébio and the rest, can claim to be the Greatest Of All Time. What of  Arsenal’s so called Invincible side of 2004, or the Barcelona team that saw Messi and Ineista revolutionise the way the game was played? At the end of…
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THE UK BRINGS SOCCA TO THE WORLD

That week in Crete. That unforgettable seven days that saw the world’s eyes on Rethymno for Socca World Cup 2019. One of our sides – England – reached the quarter finals, with Scotland falling the round before, while Wales made their mark by claiming the Goal Of The Tournament award, but the facts are not…
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Self Isolation Fitness – St George’s Day England Special

Arjun’s Army. They lit up the world cup in Crete with their songs and their flags and their unwavering support for the UK teams. So, we could not think of anyone better to be the star of the St George’s Day edition of the Self Isolation fitness series, than the man himself. Arjun Jung took…
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