A Leisure Leagues franchise offers the opportunity to earn a full time wage and beyond either alongside your existing career or as a career in itself. The product sells itself and as there are now more people playing small sided football than the traditional 11 a side game (over 5 million). The potential is huge and we at Leisure Leagues Franchise are at the forefront of this market!
Your income is derived from charging teams a weekly match fee, which after all the fixed costs (pitch hire, referee’s expenses etc.) have been deducted, should leave a healthy profit margin of around the 50-60% mark.
This means that on average each team is worth around £700 to you in profit per annum. So whether you are looking to build a football ‘empire’ or just an steady additional income then a Leisure Leagues franchise will work for you…
Advantages of being local
Being ‘local’ to your leagues as a franchisee offers some distinct advantages over and above our already successful business model.
There are three key areas where being ‘local’ offers the greatest benefits:
Being able to promote for new teams as and when you need to is a huge advantage. You may already have contacts within the football or business communities near to you from which you would be confident of recruiting teams. Even if not, you are better placed to maintain brand awareness than we are able to do remotely.
As a local franchisee you are in a position building strong long-term relationships with partner facilities. These relationships will stand you in good stead as you develop your Leisure Leagues franchise and look to exploit the area’s full potential by developing new leagues.
We would love to see ‘every kick of every ball’ at all our leagues, however this is an impossibility for us. Therefore as a franchisee being able to visit your leagues on a regular basis allows you to ‘manage’ your business effectively thus ensuring the highest levels of customer service are achieved.
We have been successfully operating small sided football leagues for over 20 years and currently have leagues all over the UK, Ireland and even the USA!
Our infrastructure is second to none within our industry with our fully interactive website receiving around two million visitors each year. Our highly rated smartphone app has proved to be a great success and offers a whole new medium of communication with our players. This IT infrastructure alone will help your business ‘stand out from the crowd’ and would be cost prohibitive to replicate on a local level.
Other advantages of working with us are access to the savings that our huge buying power offers with professionally branded, high quality trophies, match balls and kits available to you for a fraction of the equivalent retail costs.
We also cover your public liability insurance so you never need to worry about having the appropriate level of cover or the associated expense.
Training and Support
Initial franchisee training takes place at our Warwickshire head office. The training course covers all aspects of the small sided football leagues business including:
- Team recruitment
- Rules and regulations
- Developing new leagues
- Managing a league
- League administration
After your training, we are with you every step of the way with a dedicated franchise account manager and visits to your leagues. In addition to this initial training we also offer a variety of additional services at cost in the form of promotional days where you ‘shadow’ one of our experienced team recruitment staff and learn how to effectively recruit new teams in your area as well as Facebook promotion and E-shots to large data bases of contacts.
So, what are the options?
Meet the Franchisee
Since launching our franchise opportunity five years ago we have seen it grow from strength to strength with now around 35% of leagues operated by franchisees.
Our franchisees come from all walks of life but share a common goal, to offer high quality small sided leagues backed up with excellent customer service.
Shen, High Wycombe and Marlow
A relatively new addition to the franchise family Shen has gone from strength to strength. He purchased an existing area from head office with 30 teams in December 2015 and since then has managed to more than double his team count to over 65 teams only 8 months into his time as a franchisee, due to his commitment to our franchise model coupled with endless enthusiasm and business acumen he has and will continue to aggressively expand. With other new bookings in the development stages we look forward to seeing him progress further over the coming months.
Dave has always been involved with football in his local area and started his Leisure Leagues franchise with a combination of a new area and an area which contained a small existing league in Nottinghamshire. He had immediate success in his new area by starting a twelve team league within weeks of his training. Dave has also added a second league at the same facility as the existing league he took over and is already looking to start his fourth league all within his first six months as a franchisee.
Alan, John & Steve, Hertfordshire and Southampton
These guys have amassed the largest portfolio of franchised leagues so far and currently have around 270 teams playing in their leagues. They have shown what can be achieved through hard work and high standards and continue to start new leagues on a regular basis.
As part of our wider goals we are taking the Leisure Leagues brand global by offering Master Franchise opportunities abroad. We have already started this process by appointing our first international licences for Florida, USA and a little closer to home in the shape of Northern Ireland.
Recently we have finalised deals with Pakistan and the Gulf states which are due to take off during the later part of this year.
All of these have exceeded initial expectations and proved that both the brand and the business model can be equally successful ‘overseas’.
So if you have connections abroad yourself, or maybe friends and family overseas then we would be interested to hear from you to explore this particular opportunity.