Football in Leeds
with many northern cities Leeds is football crazy, so
if you dream of squaring up to Leeds United players Lucas
Radebe and Gary Kelly on the football pitch, start small
and check out the local clubs around.
If you’re looking to play at amateur level there’s
a wealth of information out there and teams that welcome
players at every level.
Footballers start young in Leeds and children can join
a well-organised and thriving junior football league.
For the older centre forward there’s a wide range
of leagues in Leeds and The Yorkshire Dales from which
to choose. The District Cup continues to go from
strength to strength with Leeds Medics & Dentists making it into the finals this year.
Leeds has plenty of leisure centres offering a range of
facilities and if five-a-side is your thing, get
a team together and check out some of the free to hire floodlit pitches around.
If you need to get kitted out you’ll find the usual
range of famous brand sports shops in the city centre
from JD Sports to AllSports offering everything that the
aspiring footballer could need, including shin-pads and
that essential Nike football to get you started.
If you’d prefer to be a spectator, rather than a
participator, there’s a range of outlets selling
the latest football kits including the Leeds United strip.
For more information about amateur football in
Leeds check out the Skylark website (www.skylark.co.uk)
for the latest news.