Leisure Leagues FAQ

General FAQs

How do I join Uni-Leagues as a team?
All you need to do to join one of our leagues is search your location on our homepage search function, this will show you the leagues we have in your area. Once you've decided which league you want to join, simply press the 'JOIN NOW' button on that page and complete the online team registration form.
Is there any information I need, as a new team, prior to starting in my league?
This video details all the information you need to know as a new team playing at Uni Leagues:

How do I pay for my fixture?
You pay for your fixture each week via our online payment fixture, which can be found on the homepage of the website and in the main menu. You don't have to be logged in to the site, or even registered to pay for your fixture - we try to make it as easy as possible! Remember, your match fee has to be cleared prior to your arrival at the venue each week, and if you want to pay for multiple games you can.
What time is our fixture?
We arrange the fixtures for each league at the beginning of each season so they are there for all to see. All you have to do is check your league page or team profile each week to find out what time your kick off is. We ask that you always arrive 10 minutes prior to your schedule kick off time to make sure you're ready to kick off on time.
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, 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.
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. You need to ensure the full match fee has been paid via our online payment system before kick off each week.
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?
Please find our full rules and regulations in this helpful video

Aren't all league providers the same?
The short answer to that is no. We are very proud of the differences in organisation that make us market leaders. Whether it is the discipline, the teams in kit, the pitches properly marked out. We do it to make it better for you. Don't just take our word for it, though. Check out the The Leisure Leagues Experience

League Facts

Are the leagues indoor or outdoor?
Nearly 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. The type of facility will be clearly marked on each individual league page.
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 typically varies from around £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 UK Socca and the International Socca Federation 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) Remember, all our leagues are roll on, roll off substitutes, just make sure your subs are standing behind their goal (where possible)
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.
How long are the games?
Each game is played in a 30 or 40 minute slot, depending on the league you play in. And will last 26 or 36 minutes.
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.
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.