Soccer Sixes exit Priory Lane after ‘operational issues’

John Bonar is pleased to welcome Leisure Leagues to Priory Lane
John Bonar is pleased to welcome Leisure Leagues to Priory Lane

Eastbourne Borough have terminated the contract of six-a-side league operator Soccer Sixes.

The company were in charge of running the popular six-a-side leagues which ran most evenings at Priory Lane and included numerous teams from across the town. Small sided football generates crucial revenue for the club and was key to the finances when they invested in the 3G pitch at Priory Lane.

Leisure Leagues have already signed an exclusive deal with the football club and will now provide six-a-side leagues for the community.

Borough chairman John Bonar said, “There have been operational issues surrounding our contract with Soccer Sixes.

“We are very happy to confirm that we are working with Leisure Leagues, a well-established and experienced provider, to ensure that evening six-a-side competitions continue.”

Leisure Leagues is the largest provider of small sided football in the world, and their head of new business, Sam Jones said, “We are delighted to be running the four competitions. We are confident that these leagues will go from strength to strength.”

Jones is aware of the previous problems which he described as “the odd issue” but stressed, “That’s all over with now. We will draw a line under that and the leagues start afresh.”

Leisure Leagues will be running leagues at Eastbourne Borough on four nights of the week.

Profits from the league are donated to charities and good causes, including the Dogs Trust and Cancer Research. UK.

The details of all the leagues can be found at: www.leisureleagues.net/find-a-league/eastbourne