Leisure Leagues was established over 25 years ago

as the first 5-a-side football network in the UK. We are now the biggest, best and most successful provider of small-sided football, not only in the UK, but in the world.

We started out in the 1980s, running the first multi-division 5-a-side leagues in sports halls. Our leagues began to spread across the Midlands as our reputation grew.

In the 1990s, we started running leagues on astroturf pitches

As more and more good quality astroturf pitches were built, our business was able to grow rapidly across the UK.

We reached a milestone of having 100 active leagues

In the same year, we introduced branded Leisure Leagues kits for our teams to purchase.

we moved our offices to a brand new purpose built facility near Birmingham

We also held our first ever National Finals, where league winners from around the country competed for the title of the best 5-a-side team in the UK.

We created the first sport franchise opportunity

Our first franchisee takes over an existing league in the Cheshire area and soon sees rapid expansion. At this point, Leisure Leagues operated over 500 divisions nationwide.

Leisure Leagues went international

With our first franchise league in USA taking place. We are now well established in Florida and are continuing to expand.

Our global dominance was cemented in 2016, when we began running leagues in Pakistan. We also set a world
record for the largest crowd to ever watch a 6-a-side match, for our ‘Ronaldinho and Friends’ event in Pakistan.

We now have around 500,000 players participating in our
leagues world wide every week, with leagues running across Europe, Asia and America.

We have over 120 franchisees in the UK and abroad. Our brand is constantly growing, and there is no better time to get involved!

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