The Leisure League has a new season starting on Sunday 23rd January this weekend in Kilkenny.
Four o’clock every Sunday from now, until the crunch last game of the season clashes, players of all levels will descend upon the Watershed for a bit of football. Last year seen the crowing of Gaeltec Utilities as champions with AFC Brexit coming in as league runner-ups. ( Yes you can pick your team name)
Respected Kilkenny referee and Leisure Leagues representative Lee Kill spoke to us at Scoreline recently about the upcoming season, and how it is a great social outlet for football fans.
“We have a great thing going, we have been going for eight years. It is a bit of a social league, we get a lot of non-league lads coming down. Whether or not they play in regular leagues, they are all welcome. It is a great environment to come down and play football.”
“It is very friendly and very social. Individual players are welcome to join and we will always find them a team. We have a great group of lads, we enjoy it every week.”
Joining a team in a district league can be quite daunting, so the thought of putting your own crew together does sound appealing. Kill went to further outline the global appeal in this type of soccer has had on the rest of the world;
“It is a worldwide thing now. They hold a European championship and World Cup every year. I was very fortunate in 2014 to take a team mainly from Kilkenny to Montenegro to represent Ireland.”
Whether you are an individual or a group of players you have only four days left to register for the Kilkenny season. You can do so here on the Leisure Leagues website leisureleagues.ie .
If you’re looking to play football, searching for a professionally run league and to play in a safe and welcoming environment then Leisure Leagues may be for you.
Check out our interview will Lee on Scoreline Extra below.