Former Premier League, FA Cup Final and Champions League Final referee, Mark Clattenburg, has given his backing to the Nottingham community 6 a side football league which is set to kick off after lockdown.
The Sunday league at Nottingham Football Centre is set to become a real staple of sporting life in the town, as hundreds of players in the area look to start playing again, after seeing their physical and mental health suffer as lockdown hit again and games ended.
Matches are to kick off in March and the world’s most famous referee is lending his support: “I am delighted to be a part of the Leisure Leagues family, and help their leagues both in the UK, throughout the world, and at the extraordinary international tournaments which they organise on a world level”, said Clattenburg.
There are just a few spaces left for new teams , but Area Manager Jake Garratt was delighted to be kicking off: “We had worked exceptionally hard to see the leagues Covid-safe after the first lockdown, which is why we were so shocked by the new restrictions. It seems a nonsense, especially after all the government had said about fitness and exercise being the key to beating the pandemic and getting the country back moving.”
Now, though, teams are almost back on the pitch and will be competing for big prizes too. The winners could find themselves at a game in one of Europe’s top leagues if they are lucky in the draw.
In addition Leisure Leagues are the only registered not for profit provider of football, and they have a record of donating to good causes and charities across the country, with Jake adding: “We are proud to be different, and players across the area already understand this.”
To claim one of the last few spaces, click here: https://www.leisureleagues.net/league/nottingham-football-centre/nottingham-sunday