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It's now free to join the Exeter and Crediton 6-a-side League

Soccersixes, The UK’s leading provider of 6-a-side football, are making their leagues more accessible to the community and now teams will not have to pay an entry fee to join it will be free entry.

Historically an entry fee has been payable to join the community 6aside league, now there will be no entry fee and teams can also join all year round at any time.

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