New Minis First Games

DSC_0428Congratulation to Leicester City Ladies new minis side on their first games.
Since the summer Leicester City Ladies have been looking to rebuild their Minis section .  Hosted at Judgemeadow ports hall with teams from Abbey Primary, Barwell Academy, Montrose Primary and of course Leicester City Ladies  Minis, the girls played out a fine Christmas based tournament in a great spirit.
Well done to Mairead, Alannah, D’nayea, Olivia and Macie who made up the Leicester City Ladies  5 a side team .
Sessions will resume on Thursday January 15th at St Margarets Pastures with a 6pm start.

Diamonds Snatch a Draw Against Owls

020Top of the table Leicester City Ladies Diamonds snatched a last minute 3-3 draw against 2nd in the table Oadby Owls to keep their unbeaten record intact although Oadby Owls would feel aggrieved as they were the better side on the day.
With Leicester missing Tiarna, one of their most influential players through injury and another influential player Lucy going off injured after 15 mins it was always going to be a tough game against a very skilful and strong Oadby Owls side who had been scoring for fun this season. Both sides had a joint picture for the football remembers campaign before the game and both sets of players were committed and gave their all in a battling game. Unlike in our previous game the opposition side were prepared to both use skilful football and battling qualities against us and it was our hardest game of the season so far. Oadby Owls deservedly took the lead midway through the 1st half with a good finish. Against the run of play Leicester equalised through Laura who blasted a shot into the net. However it wasn’t long before Oadby regained the lead and it stayed 2-1 until Half Time. Half Time Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 1 Oadby Owls 2
The 2nd half started similarly to the 1st half and Oadby were again in control. They scored again to make it 3-1 and to be honest there only looked one winner. However one thing about our girls is they never give up. Changing to a 3-4-3 formation they got back into the game when Lauren slotted the ball away nicely and all of a sudden Oadby Owls were on the back foot at last ! Leicester continued to press forward in the last 10 mins and were let off the hook when the Oadby Owls striker missed a good opportunity to win the game. This galvanised Leicester into a final push and with a minute to go a superb corner by Olivia D found Lauren in the box and she did an overhead kick that was going in until an Oadby Owls defender tipped it round the post and a penalty was awarded. Molly kept her nerve and scored to make it 3-3 and an unlikely point was gained.
Credit must go to both sets of players for a honest and battling display and also to the referee who was superb.
Full Time Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 3 Oadby Owls 3.
Leicester City Ladies Diamonds:- Jocelyn, Eleni, Shania, Beth, Olivia D, Olivia C, Lauren x 1, Lucy, Molly x 1, D’shayney, Jenna, Laura x 1, Chloe, Megan

Firsts Take Vital Point

Keeleigh HutchingsLeicester City Ladies bounced back from last weeks disappointment in the FA Cup in a superb way at table topping Leicester Women.
Good organisation and structure frustrated the home side limiting changes in the first half.
In the second period the game opened up a little more with chances for the home side and Chivers, Kilby and Hillier all unlucky for the Ladies. LCLFC stood firm and secured a vital point on a tough playing surface. Leicester City ladies record their 6th clean sheet of the season so credit to all .
Leicester City Ladies Manager Matt Cook commented “We went out to be difficult to be beat but also to win. We opened up more in the second half and on clear cut chances we probably edged it where as possession has to go to the home team. We felt we could cause problems for Women and although we didn’t come for just a point it’s a very sound intelligent performance from us and everyone gave 100 percent so no complaints from me and we look forward to pushing on in 2015.”
Leicester City Ladies Player of the Match: Keeleigh Hutchings

Christmas Hamper Appeal

Christmas+FootballAs part of Leicester City Ladies work in the community I am organising a day of visits to Elderly Residential Homes by players from the club.
The aim is to spend a small amount of time in each home delivering gifts in the form of hampers and some Christmas cheer.

I am looking for your help with any of the following…

  • Donations of items to make up the hampers
  • Willing drivers to help on the day
  • Volunteers for the visits
  • Any other ideas for the day

The plan is to meet at 9.30am on December 23rd in St Margarets Pastures car park and then together plan a route to visits the homes, all of which are in the Leicester area.

If you can help in any way please contact me, thank you for your support.

Yours in Sport

Matt Cook
First Team Manager

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Football, Football Football!

Leicester City Woodgate Adult Teams were invited to play in the Midweek Inclusive Football League held at the New Ellesmere College site on Wednesday 10th December.   We had four teams in the event and played against, Northampton Town, Leicester,  Gateway and  Ellesmere Colleges and the Achieve with Us team. Fair Play and Respect was on display by All players and the days’ event was very well organised by Philippa Bass, Football Development Officer (Disability) at the Leicestershire & Rutland Inclusive Football Partnership.  There was some great skills and team work on the day and ‘Player of the Day’ awards were given to Kerry Litchfield, Julie Freestone, Owen Billington and Alistair Johnson. Special mention to an amazing performance in goal from Owen, who made some absolutely fantastic saves!

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Inclusive League

Leicester City Woodgate Junior and Youth Inclusive Teams played at the Leicester City Indoor Dome on Saturday 6th December in the Leicestershire & Rutland Inclusive League. 10 teams attended the event overall with our Junior and Youth teams taking part against Oadby & Wigston, Ibstock Utd, Birstall Utd, Asfordby Amateurs L & G Inclusive, Harborough Town, Aylestone Park. Inclusive Football gives a fantastic opportunity for players with a variety of needs to be a valued team member and learn skills that support their personal development as well as their football skills.

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Firsts Miss Out in Cup Thriller

Aimie CattellAfter a 0-1 win on the South Coast at Chichester Leicester City Ladies next game in the League Cup was against a familiar side in the form of Radcliffe Olympic.
For the first half the away team dominated, although City worked hard two scrappy goals saw them 0-2 down at the break.
It was a more enthusiastic Leicester City Ladies than came out second half with a change of formation and took the game to the visitors. Chances came early for the home side but it took until the hour for Gemma Ball to pull a goal back. Straight after Leicester City Ladies shot themselves in the foot by conceding a penalty. Soon they regrouped and really started to show quality on the ball, first Gemma Ball struck again this time through a penalty of our own and Sarah Burbidge pulled back a remarkable turn around with a fine strike from the edge of the box.
City were a different team and made it a real cup tie and extra time was needed to separate the teams. Unfortunately it was the away sides day when a stunning free kick gave them back the lead and for all City’s efforts a scrappy fifth made the game safe.
Overall a very good cup tie for both sides Leicester City Ladies manager Matt Cook commented “People have to remember the squad is going through a big transition and I couldn’t be happier today. Sad to go out of course but today we had five of last years development team in the side which is tremendous and combined with our experience players we showed superb attitude and some wonderful play. In fact second half was some of the best football we have played for a while strangely. We need to start games with more belief when the squad is tested but a wonderful reaction and a wonderful cup tie.”
Leicester City Ladies Player of the match Aimie Cattell, who pulled off numerous great saves for City today.

Firsts Throught to Quarters

Amanda WhalleyAfter lots of postponements finally this tie was played and on a 3G surface but Leicester City Ladies adapted well and clinched a fine away win.
On her return from injury Amanda Whalley gave Leicester City Ladies the lead with a fine goal. It required a stunning save from Leicester keeper Cattell to keep it 0-1 at the interval.
Chichester City put in a fine display in a good cup tie but City were resilient and earned a fine win, a fifth clean sheet in seven games and a passage through to this years League Cup Plate Quarter Finals on Sunday at home to Radcliffe Olympic.
Leicester City Ladies Player of the match – Amanda Whalley

Diamonds Out Battle Rovers

Leicester City Ladies Diamonds beat a previously unbeaten Oadby & Wigston Rovers side 5-1 with a battling and determined display to reach the Semi Finals of the County Cup.
The first half was very competitive with both teams having decent chances. The best chance fell to Oadby & Wigston Rovers though but Jocelyn was up to the challenge and saved a penalty to keep the score line 0-0 at the break.
Half Time Oadby & Wigston Rovers 0 Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 0
The 2nd half was different though as Leicester City Ladies took total control and Rovers could not get to grip with the determination and battling qualities of the Leicester girls with the Leicester midfield outplaying and out battling their Rovers opponents. D’shayney opened the scoring with a superb header from a corner and Tiarna soon made it 2-0 with a superb 25 yard finish. D’shayney and Tiarna both added another goal each and Leicester were in total command with a 4-0 lead. To their credit Oadby & Wigston Rovers got a consolation goal to make it 4-1 but then a 50 yard run and finish from Lauren put the icing on the cake to make it 5-1.
This was a superb battling 5-1 win and the girls should be proud of themselves as they out fought a very good Oadby & Wigston Rovers side and made them look 2nd best all 2nd half.
Full Time Oadby & Wigston Rovers 1 Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 5
Leicester City Ladies Diamonds:- Jocelyn, Shania, Beth, Olivia D, Molly, Olivia C, Lauren x 1, Tiarna x 2, Megan, D’shayney x 2, Jenna, Laura and Chloe.

Battling Display

Leicester City Ladies Diamonds beat Harborough Town 3-0 with a battling display to record their 8th win out of eight and stay top of the League.
The first half was very competitive with both teams putting in a good shift but no team could get a stranglehold of the game and it was deservedly level at half time.
Half Time Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 0 Harborough Town 0
The 2nd half was also a very competitive half. The Diamonds began to show a bit more quality and tested the Harborough keeper on numerous occasions but she kept Town in the game with some excellent saves. However ten minutes into the second half Olivia C, who was having her best game of the season, put them in the lead with a close range shot and the Diamonds were on their way. Leicester City Ladies Diamonds kept on creating chances and it was no surprise when Olivia C made it 2-0 with her 2nd of the game. D’shayney was having one of those days where every time she looked like scoring the keeper would make a good save or defender a last gasp challenge so the game was not won. However Laura managed to finally put the game to bed with a deflected shot that gave Diamonds a deserved 3-0 win.
Full Time Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 3 Harborough Town 0.
Leicester City Ladies Diamonds: Jocelyn, Megan, Beth, Eleni, Shania, Chloe, Olivia D, Lauren, Olivia C x 2, Molly, D’shayney and Laura 1.

Extra Time Victory

Leicester City Ladies kept up there good form with a hard fought win against inform Burton Park. The home side haven’t lost a competitive league games in two years and are coming through the ranks.
Leicester City Ladies showed the better quality but Burton Park more than played their part in this cup tie. It was a youthful Leicester side with a complete new back four that started the brighter and had a good hold on the first half. Leicester City Ladies kept up their good play in the second half but just couldn’t find the net. The home side had one chance through a scramble in the penalty box but the game went to extra time.
Soon City made their quality count with a fine move between Brant, Preston and Hillier, who had caused Burton Park problems all day finally fell at Kilby’s feet who finished superbly into the top corner. Leicester City Ladies then stood strong and gained a FA Cup victory and are through to the next round.
Leicester City Ladies manager Matt Cook commented after the match “Overall these cup ties are never easy and with a big crowd behind them it was a tough day. I thought we were far better however but struggled to break through. When we did it was a fine goal, its a shame we could wrap it up earlier but all in all a good cup tie and solid passage through to round two.”
Leicester City Ladies Player of the match: Erica Kilby

Diamonds Win Close Encounter

Leicester City Ladies Diamonds beat their fellow sister team Leicester City Ladies 1-0 in a closely fought contest. The first half was very competitive with both teams huffing and puffing but with not a lot of chances being created. The one good chance fell to the Diamonds when Lauren went on a surging run, rounding the keeper and it looked a certain goal but was superbly cleared off the line by a defender. Safe handling by the Leicester Ladies keeper kept any Diamonds attacks at bay.
Half Time Leicester City Ladies 0 Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 0
The 2nd half was also a very competitive half. The Diamonds began to show a bit more urgency and Jenna put them in the lead with a close range shot. Diamonds had a few more chances with Lauren hitting the bar and Laura having a shot cleared off the line. For all their pressure Diamonds couldn’t put the game to bed and a good move by Leicester Ladies saw a good shot saved by Jocelyn. The game ended in a 1-0 win to the Diamonds and credit must go to both sides for playing a competitive game in the right spirit. Both teams seem to be going in the right direction.
Full Time Leicester City Ladies 0 Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 1
Leicester City Ladies Diamonds: Jocelyn, Laura, Beth, Olivia D, Shania, D’shayney, Lauren, Megan. Jenna x 1, Molly, Olivia C, Tamzin, Chloe and Eleni.

Development Fixture

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After restarting their season with competitive friendlies Leicester City Ladies Development sides first trip was to Sheffield Senior side Edlington Royals under the lights at Yorkshire Miners FC. With several trialists and debutants City put a fine display with a result that doesn’t reflect the match.
The home team started the brighter and took the lead inside 15 minutes when the striker pounced on a rebounded shot. It was soon 2-0 from a long range strike and City looked nervous which is understandable after a tough start to their year.
The away side then got themselves together however and didn’t want half time to come as they were on top .
Second half Leicester City Ladies were more dominant in the final third, Edlington Royals had two chances on the break first a header which went over the cross bar and the second was stopped when Rowlands pulled off a double save. City were now in their stride however and it was a proper football match, Hill and causing problems down the right and Kim and Thia up top worrying them with pace . Soon then Keeleigh Hutchings joined the attack to make it a pacey front three with trialist Emma Fisher who had a fine game just in behind and all of a sudden the away side looked more likely of scoring a goal. Soon it came when Keeleigh Hutchings slammed home a fine penalty she and Wright when on to have two chances which the Edlington goalkeeper pulled off some fine stops. With bodies going forward trying to get some reward for their nights work Edlington caught City on the break and from the resulting corner sealed the game with a 3-1.
Overall a good start on the development teams new journey in 2014/15 as the team worked incredible hard and made what was all in all a friendly game very enjoyable and good footballing match from both teams.
Leicester City Ladies Player of the match: Keeleigh Hutchings

Home Victory

Leicester City Ladies took on a new look Curzon Ashton side on the search of points at Leicester Road Stadium. City started the brighter and a fine team counter attacking move between Stacey Hills and Becky Preston took the home side up the pitch and the ball played in was perfect for Kay Hillier to finish superbly into the corner.
Second half a galvanised away side hit back with a wonder strike from the right wing to level scores. Leicester City Ladies responded quickly and regained the lead with another fine goal from a excellent Hillier cross Becky Preston headed home superbly into the bottom corner.
Credit to away side as a new look Curzon Ashton pushed hard, Leicester City Ladies could of sealed it more convincingly but a 2-1 win was enough.
Leicester City Ladies manager Matt Cook commented after the match “Overall four wins out of five for City in what is a touch time for the club. Credit goes to the team for the month October and huge credit to the young players who shone for City today, special mention goes to Laura Foster and Stacey Hills on their first full senior debuts.
Leicester City Ladies now look towards two cup games, first away to Burton Park Wanderers next Sunday in the FA Cup
Leicester City Ladies Player of the Match: Stacey Hills

Diamonds Win Scrappy Encounter

Leicester City Ladies U15’s maintained their 100% record in a 7-1 win at home to Haunchwood Girls in a scrappy encounter. Leicester City Ladies never got going in the 1st half and were only leading 2-0 through good strikes from Tamzin and Olivia C. With four players missing through injury and holidays the side just could not get into their stride. They huffed and puffed but some still seemed to be on half term!
Half Time – Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 2 Haunchwood Girls 0
The 2nd half started in the same vain and Leicester City Ladies were rocked when Haunchwood pulled a goal back to make it 2-1. Haunchwood were battling hard and seemed to want it more than our girls. However at last the girls decided to wake up and produced a good last 25 minutes where they created chances at will and scored 5 times through Lauren, Jenna x 2 and Olivia C x 2, to complete her hat trick.
This game should be a wake up call for the girls to realise you only get a good performance and results if 100% is put in by the whole team.
Full Time – Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 7 Haunchwood Girls 1
Leicester City Ladies: Jocelyn, Eleni, Beth, Shania, Laura, Lauren x 1 , Chloe , Megan, Olivia C x 3, Jenna x 2, Tamzin x 1 and D’shayney.

Inclusive Football League at AFC Andrews

Leicester City Woodgate, Leicester City ladies FC’s Inclusive Section, was host to the October Fixture programme of the Leicestershire & Rutland Inclusive Football League. AFC Andrews supported the event which was played at their great new facility. Benny Irwin, AFC Andrew’s Chairman was a massive support on the day, as were Kerry and Kay who run the 3G Sports Bar – so a massive Thank-you for making All of our Inclusive Teams and Clubs very welcome.
With the Leagues’ ethos of Fun, Fair Play and Respect whilst playing competitive football a good day was had by all teams taking part from nine Inclusive Clubs around the City and County.
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The day kicked off at 11.00am, with Ladies from Leicester City Ladies/Woodgate and Asfordby Amateurs Ladies and Girls Inclusive taking on Northampton Town Ability Counts team. The match was very competitive with some excellent football and team work from both sides. All the Ladies taking part were awarded a medal for their efforts with Prya Patel, Leicester City Ladies/Woodgate, winning the Player of the Day Award for her brilliant goal and all round effort.

The Adults, Youth and Junior Sections kicked off at 2.00pm, again with Player of the Day awards being presented at the end of the days football.
Leicester City Woodgate Player of the Day Awards went to:
Adult Blue Division Teams-Henri Pinney and Robin Dealey
Adult Red Division Teams – Umer Pardesi and Carl Harris
Youth Team – Vinny Wardle
Junior Team Aryan Eskandary

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A massive Thank-you to All our volunteer referees and team managers on the day, without whom we would not be able to run the event, Club Chairman, Steve Crayfourd, Nathan, Issy and Emily Worrall, Becca, Jordan, Paul, Annie & Helen Rudkin, Kai Billington, Patsy, Mick Pinney, Paul Rudkin, Manjit Takhar, Dave Codd and Jo and Archie.
A great day was had by all involved and the weather was very kind to us at AFC Andrews great facility.

Mary Rudkin & Paul Gibson
Inclusive Co-ordinators

If you require any information about Inclusive (Disability) Football please email: inclusive@lclfc.co.uk
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Diamonds Win In Tough Encounter

Leicester City Ladies Diamonds U15’s maintained their 100% record in a 2-1 win away to Loughborough Foxes in a tough encounter. Leicester City Ladies dominated the 1st half and were only leading 1-0 through a Jenna strike half way through the half, playing their best half of football this season. They dominated the play and had numerous chances but found the Loughborough keeper in inspired form and a 1-0 score line did not reflect the outstanding half of football the Diamonds had produced.
Half Time – Loughborough Foxes 0 Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 1
However the 2nd half was a completely different affair. Loughborough Foxes, realising they were still in the game matched Leicester City Ladies all the way and the game became a battle. Both sides were playing well and it was a good game to watch. Loughborough equalised with five minutes to go and it looked if the game was heading for a draw. However the Leicester girls showed their spirit and got a winner in the last minute with a lob over the keeper from Olivia C.
Overall it was a deserved win on the balance of play through the whole game but credit must also go to Loughborough Foxes who were superb in the 2nd half.
Full Time – Loughborough Foxes 1 Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 2

Leicester City Ladies: Jocelyn, Shania, Lucy, Beth, Tamzin, Olivia C x 1, Lauren , D’shayney , Tiarna, , Jenna x 1, Olivia D , Molly and Chloe.

100% Record Maintained

Leicester City Ladies Diamonds U15’s beat Cosby Cats 7-0 with a workmanlike win. Leicester played some good football in patches but never really got into their stride like last week. This was probably down to a lot of chopping and changing by the joint managers trying players out in different positions which disrupted the flow. That said Leicester City Ladies were always in command against a spirited Cosby side.
Leicester City Ladies opened the scoring through D’shayney who drilled in a shot after some determined battling. Lauren then scored twice with two powerful headers from corners. D’shayney added a fourth before half time.
Half Time – Leicester Ladies Diamonds 4 Cosby Cats 0.
Leicester City Ladies started off the 2nd half in determined mood with their passing a lot better. They added a fifth with a close range shot from Olivia. To their credit Cosby never gave up and still tried to attack as much as possible. Leicester made it 6-0 with a good finish from Chloe and D’shayney was able to complete her hat-trick just before the finish with a neat finish. Overall a good result played and watched in the right spirit by both sets of players and parents.
Full Time Leicester Ladies Diamonds 7 Cosby Cats 0
Leicester City Ladies Diamonds:- Jocelyn, Laura, Lucy, Tamzin, Olivia C, Lauren x 2, D’shayney x 3, Megan, Chloe x 1, Jenna, Olivia D x 1, Molly, Eleni, Shania and Beth.

Third Win and Clean Sheet in a Row

Leicester City Ladies continued their climb up the table with a third win in a row.  City were at unbeaten Loughborough Foxes in their quest for win number three in a row.
Kayleigh Hillier pounced on a loose ball in the box to give the visitors the lead. Leicester City Ladies played some superb football in the first half combined with a solid approach.
Second half Foxes started the brighter and looked the more likely to score and Leicester City Ladies had to weather the storm and defend numerous corners with bravery, the back two of Ball and Burbidge were superb for the visitors. Leicester City Ladies goalkeeper
Catt then pulled of a fantastic close range save and from there on in City’s discipline was superb to take away a fine away win.
Leicester City Ladies are getting back on track now after numerous absences Manager Matt Cook commented “obviously there’s a long way to go and three wins in a row doesn’t make a season but people probably don’t realise how depleted we were in the summer and the players have kept together playing with 10 or 11 players sometimes waiting for the squad to grow. To come off the back of that and the tough start we had its credit to the players character and commitment that they have got themselves moving up the table.”
Leicester City Ladies Players of the match: Gemma Ball and Sarah Burbidge for centre back performance.

Back to Back Away Wins

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Leicester City Ladies added a second away win in a week with a 2-0 win at lowly Curzon Ashton.
City dominated possession throughout and it told on 20 minutes as Hillier finished a fine solo goal.
Second half was much of the same, however Leicester City Ladies needed Goalkeeper Cat to save a penalty to keep the lead before Whalley wrapped up the points late on.
A frustrating afternoon for the away side but a solid win none the less. Leicester City Ladies now look forward to playing unbeaten Loughborough Foxes on Thursday night at the Nike Stadium.
Leicester City Ladies Player of the Match: Amanda Whalley

Comfortable Victory

Leicester City Ladies Diamonds U15’s beat Bedworth Eagles 5-2 with a comfortable win. Both teams played with passion but Leicester City Ladies always had the edge and never really had to get out of 3rd gear. Leicester City Ladies opened the scoring through Olivia who drilled in a low shot into the corner. Bedworth equalised with a speculative shot that bounced over the keeper on the hard pitch. This was a bit harsh on Leicester City Ladies who had dominated the play up to then. This did not put off Leicester City Ladies though and with the midfield dominant they scored three more times before half time with an own goal from a Lucy corner, a good individual goal from D’shayney, a shot from Jenna who scored her 5th goal of the season already.
Half Time – Bedworth Eagles 1 Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 4
Leicester City Ladies started off the 2nd half where they had left off and dominated play with some good passing. To their credit Bedworth never gave up and still made it a competitive game. Leicester City Ladies made it 5-1 with a good individual goal from Lauren which she finished off nicely. This enabled Leicester City Ladies to ring the changes and rest some players and try players in different positions. Bedworth kept battling and were rewarded with a 2nd goal just before the end. This was a very good win at a notoriously tough place to go and the team should be proud of their superb team performance.
Full Time Bedworth Eagles 2 Leicester Ladies Diamonds 5

Leicester City Ladies:- Jocelyn, Beth, Shania, Olivia C x 1, Lauren x 1, D’shayney x 1, Lucy , Chloe, Jenna x 1, Olivia D, Molly x 1, Megan, Tamzin and Laura, Own goal x 1

Firsts Bounce Back

Aimie CattellAfter a few difficult weeks for Leicester City Ladies with numerous players missing City had more of a team back and they battled out a hard fought win over Radcliffe Olympic.
The game could not of started any better for Leicester City Ladies as Gemma Ball hit a fine free kick for what turned out to be the winner within three minutes. Two red cards later the game become stretched and a battle for both sides. City’s organisation this season for the majority has been superb and once again they stood strong. Hillier had a chance late on but fired an excellent strike just wide. Goalkeeper Cat on her return from injury was excellent punching away numerous long balls. City stood firm and credit to the girls for coming through a difficult period with such integrity.
Overall a vital win for Leicester City Ladies to kick start their season, manager Matt Cook commented “funnily we have played so much better but came away with nothing, today was about heart and spirit and not wanting to get beat. Some Players came back today, and if we get everyone back and fit we know we can push on now.”
Leicester City Ladies Player of the match Aimie Cattell

Diamonds Win Tough Encounter

Leicester City Ladies Diamonds U15’s beat Bedworth Gems 2-0 in a very competitive game. Both teams played with passion and cancelled each other out in the 1st half but on the stroke of half time Leicester City Ladies took the lead with Jenna scoring, this was a bit harsh on Bedworth Gems to be fair.
Half Time – Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 1 Bedworth Gems 0
The second half again was again very competitive but Leicester City Ladies looked the livelier and looked the most likely to score. Leicester City Ladies got the 2nd in the end when a long range shot from Lucy flew into the net with a couple of minutes to go. This was a hard fought win against a well organised and competitive Bedworth Gems’ side.
Full Time Leicester Ladies Diamonds 2 Bedworth Gems 0
Leicester City Ladies: Jocelyn, Eleni, Beth, Shania, Olivia C, Lauren, D’shayney, Lucy x 1, Chloe, Jenna x 1, Olivia D, Megan, Tamzin and Laura

Good Start To League Campaign For The Diamonds

Leicester City Ladies Diamonds U15’s started the season in strong style with a convincing 8-1 away victory against Asfordby Amateurs. Leicester were on the front foot from the start and deserved to be ahead a lot sooner than they were. Molly opened the scoring then Lauren saw a thumping header come back off the bar but against the run of play Leicester were pegged back to 1-1 with Asfordby’s only shot on target all game. Jenna soon restored Leicester’s lead and they went into half time with a 2-1 lead. Half Time Score: Asfordby Amateurs 1 Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 2.
The second half proved a much more convincing finishing display with six more goals coming from Molly x 2 to complete her hat-trick, a hat-trick from Jenna, a brave header by D’shayney and a long range shot from Tiarna. Such was Leicester’s dominance in the 2nd half the Leicester keeper didn’t actually touch the ball. Overall a very encouraging display but there is a lot more to come from the girls. Final Score Asfordby Amateurs 1 Leicester City Ladies Diamonds 8. Jocelyn, Shania, Olivia D, Beth, Tamzin, Olivia C, Tiarna x 1, Lauren, Jenna x 3, D’shayney x 1, Molly x 3, Chloe.

Barwell League Festival

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESLeicester City Woodgate Inclusive teams ‘ kicked off’ their season with a League Festival at AFC Barwell on Saturday 13th September. Our Inclusive section had 8 teams attending on the day, in the Adults Blue, Adults Red, Ladies, Junior and Youth Divisions.
AFC Barwell volunteers worked very hard on the day to ensure all the players had a great time with the ethos being Respect and Fair Play whilst playing competitive football.
Respect – Player of the day Awards were given out and Leicester City Woodgate Players who won the awards for their hard work and team play were:
Blue Division Teams – Joe Tinkler, Jamie Hereworth & Robin Dealey
Red Division Teams – Paul Thornton & Mark Miller
Ladies Division – Julie Freestone
Leicester City Woodgate Inclusive, with the support of AFC Andrews, will be hosting the next Inclusive League Festival on Saturday 11th October at Aylestone Recreation Ground, Knighton Lane East, Leicester, with games commencing at 2.00pm and finishing at approx 5.00pm.
For more information about Inclusive Football for players from 6 years old, both male and female, with a learning, physical or sensory special need or disability, or mental health issue, please contact: inclusive@lclfc.co.uk

U15s Players Wanted

Girls in School Year 9 & 10 as from the September 2014

Leicester City Ladies U15’s team is looking to recruit players for the season ahead. The team moves to eleven a side football this season and after 2 successful seasons in the Leicestershire Girls League the team is looking to develop further and build on the squad.

So, why not come along to training and find out what is involved, all players welcome, if you have played for a team before or not. Come along and see how you can get involved, bring a friend too.
St. Margarets Pastures Sports Centre, St. Margarets Way, Leicester LE1 3EA
6.00-7.30pm

Please call or email the Manager, Nathan Worrall
Mobile: 07542741260
Email: under15@lclfc.co.uk

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International Victory

LCLFCu15-EkholtLeicester Ladies U15’s Diamonds played Ekholt from Norway at the superb Oakham School venue. The game was played in a very good spirit with both sides very competitive. The 1st half ended stalemate with the defences playing very well to limit the scoring chances. In the 2nd half the game opened up a bit more and the Leicester City Ladies side proved the stronger with 3 goals coming. The 1st was a penalty by Molly after a Ekholt player had handled in the area. The 2nd also came from Molly as she fired in from close range after a good attacking move. The third was an individual bit of class by Olivia who went on a mazy run and smashed a 25 yarder into the net. Overall it was a very good and enjoyable exercise and the girls look in good shape for the coming season. Two girls who deserve a mention and who played and defended very well were Olivia and D’shayney.

Final Score – Leicester City Ladies U15’s Diamonds 3 Ekholt ( Norway ) 0

Hard Fought Point

IMG_6530With a late switch of fixture to Aylestone Park Leicester City Ladies took on local rivals Loughborough Foxes in a competitive midweek league fixture.
It was a depleted City squad after Sundays heroic extra time performance against Nottingham Forest and things got worse when goalkeeper Cat went down in the warm up and new signing Keely Upton only lasted seven minutes prior to injury.
With game plans out the window a spirited City took the pitch and played out a well fought point. It was Foxes who took the lead with a long range shot, Preston equalised for City at the tightest of angles with a fine goal. Stand in goalkeeper Ball made some outstanding saves in the second half to keep City alive. Chances at both ends kept coming in the second half as a cup final atmosphere and end to end football was on show for the supporters.
The game ended level however and after all the pre match trouble City take a hard fought point. After a very busy pre season with lots of changes Leicester City Ladies have still shown good resilience in the opening three fixtures .
Leicester City Ladies Player of the Match – Gemma Ball

Manjit Singh Takhar

ManjitFairPlaySport has always been part of my life ever since I was about nine years old at Charnwood Junior School. I remember back in those good old days when we used to have activities such as egg and spoon race, three legged races, wheel barrows and the sack bag run. I started playing football at the age of ten. As anyone can image I was a very active and hyper child at that age. I regularly played Football with a group of friends in the school playground and in the park.
Having a disability since the age of 3 months was difficult as anyone can imagine but life goes on and I never let it get in the way of my education or bother me as a child I remained positive and now it has allowed me to become the ambitious person I am today. In my school days the P.E. teachers did not know what to do with me as there was a lack of understanding and knowledge of dealing with a person with a disability in those years. However nowadays more people have an awareness as it is pretty common.
Being an Inclusive Coach and football player and volunteer with Leicester City Woodgate Inclusive and Loughborough Lions. Coaching and volunteering and supporting various diverse groups. I enjoy Coaching, Playing and volunteering because it’s so rewarding and allows me to develop my life skills it also gives me the chance to meet new people, developing on my existing skills as a coach and respect the players. I enjoy interacting with so many different players who have different abilities.
Being a sports Maker and my involvement with various sports has really had a great impact on others and it allows me to share my passion and experience for the sport and having the physical stamina as one requires to be very energetic and a sports motivator. Being a sports maker is all about having fun but also keeping safe and being involved with the sports no matter what the disability.
My Dream as someone who is partially sighted would be to set up an Inclusive Futsal team within Leicestershire and Rutland. I believe it would be challenging but very rewarding looking into my future dream. It will be very beneficial for everyone as I have the passion and desire and being a very enthusiastic individual who always go the extra mile to support the future generation I believe it would benefit all players hugely as they would become more involved and for me to be their Role model and Mentor for them to be inspired. I would one day love the opportunity of become an Ambassador for the Inclusive Club.

City take Reds all the Way

This game against Nottingham Forest Ladies would determine Leicester City Ladies place in either the League Cup Plate or Trophy competitions, City’s destiny was the plate as most people would of expected against our Premier League opponents however that doesn’t tell the story of the match.
A spirited Leicester City Ladies side showed an organised and battling display to push the Reds to extra time.
Leicester City goalkeeper Cattell pulled off a couple of wonderful saves for the home team but the overall performance was a credit to all. Forest posed a threat on the City goal but it was City striker Preston who nearly won the game in stoppage time only to see her effort pushed into the bar by the Forest goalkeeper. Extra time was very even and it was a rebounded goal which gave the away team the tie late on the extra time.
Although cruel on the home side Leicester City Ladies can be proud of their ability to play at the higher level.
Leicester City Ladies Player of the Match – Kayleigh Hillier
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First Day Draw

Leicester City Ladies started off a brand new league campaign at their new home of Leicester Road Stadium with a point against a tough Mansfield Town side.
The home team were stretched with injuries but put on a hard working display. The game could not of started any worse for the home team and Mansfield Town were ahead inside five minutes. Leicester City Ladies response was excellent and Becky Preston fired home with a fine finish.
Second half both teams had clear chances to take the lead but a resilient display from both sides made the 1-1 score line a fair result.
Overall Leicester City Ladies are off and running with a point on the board in what was a tough opening fixture played at a good pace.
City now look forward to Nottingham forest in the League cup qualifier on Sunday at Leicester Road Stadium with a 2pm kick off.

The match day programme was dedicated to Gemma Ball for 12 years continuous playing from juniors to seniors with Leicester City Ladies.
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Gemma has been with the club a lot longer than myself but I have been fortunate enough to be the senior manager at the time she was ready to move up. I gave Gemma her first starting appearance and this was at a difficult time with the team fighting to avoid relegation. I will also remember her stepping up to take a vital penalty in a game the team had to win, showing no fear Gemma calmly struck it into the top corner without realising what an important goal it was in our history.
Today Gemma makes her own history she is a product of our development and a prime example of players being coached in the right way and developed through the system to play at the highest standard. I hope this encourages more players to come through the player pathway after the example Gemma has set. I have watched Gemma grow as a person and a footballer and I hope she keeps the Leicester City Ladies blue on for at least another ten years.
Congratulations Gemma!

Young 11 Put on a Great Show

A young under 21 Leicester City Ladies side were invited to play the Independent Schools Football Club National squad at the wonderful facilities of Oakham School.
ISFA went into a quick one goal lead before Kayleigh Needham equalised with a stunning strike. Isfa went on to run away with the first half leading 3-1 at half time.
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After a good half time team chat to plan for the second half it could not have started any worse as a dubious decision led to a free kick which ended up making it 4-1 much to the amazement of the players. Leicester City Ladies then showed immense quality and change of system saw them score three goals in ten minutes, Ball and a Needham brace completing her hat trick showed great character from the away side. Some great individual performances were on show, Rowlands kept City in the game in the City goal with some confident keeping. Hutchings at the back and Ayesha on the wing caused no end of problems. However all over the City 11 were immense.
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Although ISFA went on to win 5-4 City’s second half performance was a credit, Leicester City Ladies First team manager Matt Cook commented after the game “I wasn’t really aware of what sort of opposition we would face, when I found out I knew it would be a challenge. ISFA were full of highly talented Centre of Excellence players and I can’t compliment our young players enough. Not only did they work tremendously hard but we played some great stuff.”
A big thank you to the ISFA for choosing Leicester City Ladies to play and a big thank you to your team for their efforts on the day.

Inclusive Players on Sky

Leicester City Woodgate Inclusive players were invited down to the LCFC Training ground on Monday 4th August to take part in skills sessions and small sided games with David Eassom, Disability Officer at LCFC Football in the Community. Sky TV cameras were on hand filming the work of the Football in the Community scheme as they continue to work in and support many different areas of grass roots football and as part of City’s Premiership status this will continue to grow. Only seven players were asked to attend from our Red Division Squad. The players really enjoyed the experience playing alongside members of the Achieve with Us project based in Hinckley.
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Pre Season Agenda

All Tuesday sessions will be held at Leicester Road Stadium, Hinckley, LE10 3DR 7.30-9.30
All Thursday sessions are 7.30-9.30 venue to be rotated.  However in July all Thursday sessions are at Judgemeadow Community College LE5 6HP

July

Tuesday 8th senior training
Thursday 10th senior training
Sunday 13th split squad pre season friendly weekend Home Ruddington Village LFC 11am ko, Home Oadby & Wigston LFC 1pm ko
Tuesday 15th senior training
Thursday 17th senior training
Sunday 20th Home Coventry Trains LFC pre season friendly 3
Tuesday 22nd senior training
Thursday 24th senior training
Sunday 27th Elite 11 a side tournament , hosted by LCLFC at Leicester Road Stadium.  Eight teams Nottingham Forest, Coventry City, Derby County , Leicester City Women, Bradford city, Shaw Lane FC, Rothwell Corinthians and  Leicester City ladies FC 10am-4pm
Tuesday 29th senior training
Thursday 31st senior training

August

Sunday 3rd Home MK Dons Fc 11.15 ko pre season friendly 4
Tuesday 5th senior training
Wednesday 6th Home Coventry copeswood Fc 7.45 ko
Thursday 7th senior training workshop
Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th LCLFC tour of Strasbourg
Tuesday 12th Away Ellistown FC pre season friendly 5 evening ko
Thursday 14th Away Hull City FC pre season friendly 6
Sunday 17th pre season Friendly number 7 First Team tbc and LCLFC Development Team v Ellistown FC XI
Tuesday 19th senior training
Thursday 21st senior training
Sunday 24th First Team league match 1 2pm ko and Bedworth United v LCLFC Development Team
Tuesday 26th senior training
Thursday 28th senior training
Sunday 31st First Team league match 2 2pm ko

September

Tuesday 2nd senior training
Thursday 4th senior training
Sunday 7th First Team league match 3 & Development Team league match 1

Senior Training

Leicester City Ladies Seniors start training on Tuesday 24th 7.45-9.30 at Leicester Road Stadium, Hinckley, LE10 3DR.

Thursday 26th follow up ball work session 8-9 at Aylestone Leisure Centre 3G.

Full Pre season agenda to follow

Anybody interested In trials with Leicester City Ladies during this period please contact Matt Cook on 07900901755.

Senior Team Pre Season at The Stadium

Pre Season training resumes on Thursday 19th June.

Leicester City Ladies FC offer an exciting opportunity to launch a team that will aim for Super League status in the next few years.

Leicester City Ladies Senior Team are looking for new players to add to the squad to build on the high finish of last season and to compete in the new Championship / Premier League, also looking for new Development Team players, who play at the highest standard in the National Premier League.
Our aim is to relaunch the senior section with the up and coming 50th anniversary of the oldest ladies football club in the country in 2015/16 season.
Players need to be 16 years old or above to be considered for the above however any players 15 or above within or outside the club are welcome to come along to see what the Senior section can offer for their future.
Please obtain permission of your team manager and parents.

Pre season agenda venue and dates to be confirmed.

Voluntary Positions

Leicester City Ladies are looking for volunteers who would like to be involved in one of the highest standards of Womens football.
The following positions are available:-

  • Assitant Manager
  • Head Coach
  • 1st Team Coach
  • Development Team Coach
  • Coach Mentor
  • Goalkeeper Coach
  • Physio
  • Match Day Promotors

All applications considered by football based interviews, coaching qualifications FA Level 2 and above preferred however all applications considered as the club would be prepared to invest in suitable applicants.
Please contact:-
Sue (Club Secretary)
Matt (1st Team Manager)
Closing date for applications July 14th 2014

Northampton Town F.C. hosts Ladies Inclusive Festival

Leicester City Ladies and Asfordby Amateurs Ladies Inclusive Teams joined up for a football festival at the home of Northampton Town Football Club, as part of their Annual Disability Football Festival.
The players had a great day of football and Leicestershire won Silver Medals in the competition with Northampton picking up the Gold.
England & G.B. Cerebral Palsy Squad player Alistair Patrick-Heslton awarded the teams with their medals and was very impressed with the skills of All the players involved.
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If you want to find out more about Inclusive Football, contact:
Mary Rudkin
inclusive@lclfc.co.uk
07752 746229

Annual General Meeting

Leicester City Ladies Football Club AGM will be held at The King Power Stadium on Thursday 22nd May starting at 8pm. Managers and players should report to the main LCFC reception and the allocated room will be advised.

Inclusive Football Festival

LCFC’s King Power stadium played host to an Inclusive Football Festival on Monday May 12th.
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Leicester City Woodgate F.C. Adult teams had a great afternoon of football at the home of Leicester City Football Club. Our teams played alongside South Leicester College, Inclusive Teams, Asfordby Amateurs Inclusive, AFC Barwell, Mountsorrel Leisure Centre and the ‘Achieve with Us’ group from Hinckley.SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES
All players in attendance received an engraved medal to allow them to remember their time playing at King Power Stadium; a ground that will be hosting Premier League football next season.
Philippa Bass, Leicestershire and Rutland Disability Officer, said: “I’m so pleased with how the day went. All the players, the majority of whom are Leicester City fans, had a fabulous time playing on the same pitch that the newly-installed Premier League club played on this season.”
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Leicester City Woodgate F.C. Inclusive is always looking to recruit players with a, learning, physical or sensory disability or special need and those with a mental health or inclusion issue. Our ethos is Fun, Fair Play and Respect for All, whilst learning the skills of football and taking part in regular Inclusive League Festivals. So, if you would like to become involved as a coach or player, or indeed know of a player who may want to become involved, is aged from 6-16 years of age for our Junior & Youth Section or 16 years plus for our Adults, Male and Female teams, then contact:
Mary Rudkin
0116 2827555 / 07752 746229

City Girls Win Seventh Consecutive League Cup

Birstall United kicked off and had an early shot which was off target. Leicester City Ladies went on the attack and a cross by Jamie Carr to Simran Singh whose shot was blocked. City forced a corner taken by Megan Clements which was cleared by Birstall United. Leicester City Ladies were awarded a free kick which went over the bar. City were getting a lot of the ball, and a run by Jamie Elday on the right crossed the ball to Paige Wells who found CC Cooper to slot the ball home on 9 minutes. Birstall United were awarded a free kick cleared by the City defence. In the 16th minute City went further ahead when CC Cooper scored her second goal, she then completed her hat-trick in the 18th minute. Leicester City Ladies were now playing some attractive football a cross by Charlie Tatture went wide and with the midfield linking up with the forwards. Birstall United had no answer to the City girls dominance and they were limited to a long range shot by which was saved by the City keeper Chloe Park. Leicester City Ladies went 4-0 up on 42 minutes with a run and shot by Jamie Elday after a quick one two with Paige Wells.

Half Time Birstall United U18s 0 V 4 Leicester City Ladies U18s

Leicester City Ladies kicked off with a shot by Connie Ingall. In the 46th minute a cross by Elday into the Birstall United area lead to Jordan Burrows scoring the fifth City goal. Carly Wilson came on for Wells. Two free kicks were cleared well by the Birstall United defence. City made two substitutions Jordan Knibbs on Charlie Tatture off and Niamh Ruff on for Jamie Elday. In the 57th minute Birstall United pulled a goal back from a throw in the forward fired in a shot that was palmed away only for a Brirstall player to tap it home. City responded quickly and made it six when Simran Singh Scored in the 62nd minute. Wells came on for Singh, a corner by Birstall United lead to nothing. In the 83rd minute Demi Knott picked up a pass from Carr beat a Birstall United defender to blast an unstoppable shot past the keeper. In the 85th minute Leicester City Ladies captain Paige Wells won a tackle and from outside the box scored with a shot into the roof of the net. City’s Ruff had a run at the Birstall United defence only to see her shot go just past the post. In the 89 minute City were awarded a penalty when Demi Knott was brought down in the area Paige Wells scored from the penalty spot. This was another brilliant team display by the City Girls as always, and the end of another successful season.

Full-Time Birstall United U18s 1 V 9 Leicester City Ladies U18s

Win Number Eighteen

Leicester City Ladies secured win number eighteen to finish another successful season and the Under 18s League Title.
Leicester City Ladies took the lead in the 9th minute a cross by Jamie Elday was volleyed home by Demi Knott. City started to take control of the midfield a couple of shots were cleared by the Birstall defence, but City went further ahead when a neat passing move by Wells and Singh lead to Knott scoring the second goal in the 24th minute. Birstall were restricted to long range shots and in the 33rd minute CC Cooper scored City’s third goal.

Half-Time Birstall U18s 0 V 3 Leicester City Ladies U18s

Birstall came more into the game early in the half a couple of half chances which the City defence cleared. In the 58th minute a corner by Megan Clements was cleared by a Birstall defender it came to Carly Wilson to score Leicester City Ladies fourth goal. Four minutes later Birstall pulled a goal back a high looping ball into the City area bounced into net. Leicester City Ladies responded with a pass down the right wing to Jamie Carr who caught the ball and crossed for Demi Knott to score and complete her Hat-Trick. With 10 minutes left Leicester City Ladies were awarded a penalty for hand ball by a Birstall player Megan Clements took the spot kick to score
Another Great Season Well Done Girls

Full-Time Birstall United U18s 1 V 6 Leicester City Ladies U18s

Next Sunday the two teams meet again in the U18s League Cup Final Kick-off 1.30PM at Oadby & Wigston Girls Leicester Road Countesthrope Leicester

Win Number 17

Asfordby Amateurs kicked off  but were soon on the defensive with Leicester City Ladies having the first shot at goal however.  Asfordby Amateurs took the lead against the run of play  in the 7th minute.  City pressed and were level in the 9th minute when a ball from Megan Clements to Demi Knott for her to drive her shot past the Asfordby keeper.  With crosses coming in from both sides Leicester City Ladies started to take control a through ball to Simran Singh but was flagged offside.  Jamie Elday came on for Lauren Steadman and straight away started to cause havoc in the Asfordby defence with her runs down the wing beating two defenders to get her crosses in to the City forwards.  Jamie Carr on the run shot just over the crossbar.  In the 43rd minute Leicester City Ladies were awarded a free kick outside the Asfordby box taken by Paige Wells just over the bar
Half-Time Asfordby Amateurs  U18s 1  V   1  Leicester City Ladies U18s
Leicester City Ladies made two Subs With Carly Wilson off for C C Cooper and Laura Cole’s off for Alice Allcock,  City continued where they left off in the first half and took the lead in the 52nd minute through Simran Singh and went further ahead in the in the 55th minute when Demi Knott fired in her second goal and Leicesters third goal a minute later.  From a Leicester City Ladies  corner taken  by Megan Clements was headed home by Charlie Tatture the City defence were rarely troubled by Asfordby and in the 63rd minute a drive by C C Cooper found its way into the Asfordby net.  Carly Wilson came back on for Simran Singh, Lauren  Steadman came on for Paige Wells.   Asfordby came forward a through ball rolled through for the City keeper Chloe Park to collect.  Leicester City Ladies scored their sixth and final goal as Wilson scored from inside the Asfordby box.
Full-Time  Asfordby Amateurs U18s  1  V  6  Leicester City Ladies U18s

Cooper scores four in City 16th Win

LEICESTER CITY LADIES U18s  8  V  2  BARROW  BELLES  U18s
This was City’s 16 league win of the season to secure the league title a minute in Page Wells had to come off Carly Willson came on City attacked first and were awarded a free kick taken by Megan Clements Barrow had a shot blocked by Demi Knot a corner by Clements was put into the net by a Barrow defender to give Leicester the lead a shot by a Barrow Forward was saved by the City keeper Chloe Park a free kick by Barrow went wide a cross by Jamie Elday lead to City’s second goal scored by Demi Knott Leicesters midfield started to take control runs by Connie Ingall and Jamie Elday on the wings causing havoc in the Barrow defence City’s third goal came from a cross by Knott for CC Cooper from close in Barrow had two free kicks which were cleared by the City defence Cooper added her second and Leicester’s fourth goal before half-time
Half-Time Leicester City Ladies U18s  4  V  0  Barrow Belles U18s
City subs Jamie Carr on Knott off Paige Wells on Willson off
at the start of the second half CC Cooper completed her hat-trick in the 46th minute two minutes
later Barrow Pulled one back on the break Cooper added her fourth in the 51st minute and City’s Sixth substitution Jordan Burrows on CC Cooper off a corner by Clements was met by Simran Singh to score Jamie Carr won the ball beat the Barrow defender only for the Keeper to save her shot a cross by Carr was picked up by Jordan Burrows to score Barrow pulled another goal back in the 84th minute a corner by Leicester was headed home by Charlie Tatture but was ruled out by the linesman
Another great display of superb football by the Leicester Girls

Full-Time  Leicester City Ladies U18S  8  V   2  Barrow  Belles  U18s

Leicester City Ladies reach their Eight League Cup Final in a row

LOUGHBOROUGH FOXES U18s  1   V   7  LEICESTER CITY LADIES U18s
Leicester kicked off a cross by Jamie Carr lead to a shot by Niamh Ruff shots by Paige Wells and Simran Singh were off target a corner by the Foxes was cleared by the city defence a shot by Jamie Carr was saved by the Foxes keeper a move down the right lead to the first goal by Loughborough Foxes in the 15th minute this spurred on the City to up their game and after some good football and several blocked shots by the Foxes defence City drew level a corner by Jamie Elday was met on the volley by Simran Singh to score on 37 minutes two minutes later C C Cooper put Leicester ahead from a cross by Jamie Elday
Half-Time  Loughborough Foxes U18s  1  V  2  Leicester City Ladies U18s
In the second half City started to take control of the match with the defence and midfield not letting anything through a shot on target by Wells saved by the keeper an attack by the Foxes was cleared for a throw in substitution Demi Knott on  in the 61st minute a minute later Demi Knott scored after a pass from Connie Ingall a corner by Jamie Elday lead to a shot on target by CC Cooper in the 68th minute Knott scored her second goal a corner by Jamie Carr was cleared by the Foxes defence Knott completed her Hat-Trick in the 71st minute to make it 5-1 to the City a shot by Loughborough was blocked Lauren Steadman it was all Leicester when in the in the 82nd minute Knott scored her fourth goal and City’s sixth after an assist from Burrows and with five minutes left CC Cooper notched her second goal and Leicesters Seventh
ANOTHER GREAT PERFORMANCE BY THE CITY GIRLS
Full-Time  Loughborough Foxes u18s  1  V   7  Leicester City Ladies U18s
LEICESTER CITY LADIES U18s  MEET   BIRSTALL UNITED U18s in the Final

ASFORDBY AMATEURS U18S 0 V 7 LEICESTER CITY LADIES U18S

Leicester kicked off and went straight onto the attract with a couple off shots which the Asfordby keeper saved
Asfordby couldn’t get out of their half and City took the lead in the 14th minute Jamie Elday and hit a low shot across the keeper into the far corner of the net City continued to press and went further ahead when a shot hit an Asfordby defender and went in on 33 minutes and in the 37th minute Carly Wilson hit City’s third with a fine shot the City were playing some great attractive football and Asfordby had no answer to them
Half Time Asfordby Ams U18s 0  V  3  Leicester City U18s
Leicester started where the left off in the first half in complete control of the game but for the Asfordby keeper City would
have been further ahead and in the 54th minute Demi Knott chased a through ball to score past the keeper for City’s fourth goal two minutes later CC Cooper added a fifth for the City after some neat passing football in midfield  Demi Knott
collected the ball beat the centre half to score goal number six in the 72nd minute  City’s final goal came in the 88th minute Jordan Burrows won the ball in midfield and curled a right foot shot over the Asfordby keeper into the top corner
of the net for goal number seven this was another great team performance by the City Girls
Full-Time  Asfordby Amateurs U18s  0 V  7  Leicester City Ladies U18s

CC COOPER HITS 4 IN CITY’S WIN

Leicester continued their winning run to 12 wins and scored in the third minute when CC Cooper scored from close in
after a cross by Carly Wilson the City increased their lead when Jamie Elday received a pass on the right and beat the defender
cut inside and rifled a shot into the far corner of the net the city were in command a free kick by Megan Clements went over
the crossbar Ibstock had a shot off target shots by Jamie Carr and Simran Singh were saved by the Ibstock keeper from a corner kick
by Clements lead to Simran Singh scoring Leicesters third goal City brought on Niamh Ruff for Jamie Elday and with her pace made life
difficult for the Ibstock  defender a cross by Ruff lead to a shot by Connie Ingall in the 25th minute Ruff scored the gaol of the match when
she flicked the ball over the defenders head rounded her beat the centre back and with some neat footwork to slot the ball home just before
half-time Jamie Carr blocked a shot by Ibstock
Half-time  Leicester City U18s  4  V  0  Ibstock United U18s
City were in rampant  mood playing some excellent one touch football in midfield Elday came back on for Ruff and she quickly settled into
rhythm of the game Cooper scored her second goal in the 54th minute after a pass by Connie ingall after two successive corners by Clements
CC Cooper completed her Hat-Trick and City’s sixth goal in the 61st minute with a pass by Charlie Tatture   two minutes later Elday scored the
7th goal for the City and her second Ibstock had a shot from distance which didn’t trouble the City keeper Chloe Park the scoring was completed
 in the 86th minute by CC Cooper to score her fourth and Leicesters eight this was a great team performance by the City girls
Full-Time  Leicester City Ladies  U18s  8  V  0   Ibstock United U18s

BIRSTALL UNITED U18S 3 V 4 LEICESTER CITY LADIES U18S

City kicked off this fixture in a strong wind and gained a corner which was cleared a ball through to a Birstall forward who was offside
a corner by Birstall was taken over the crossbar by the wind a cross by Jordan Burrows was met by CC Cooper to shoot over after some midfield exchanges
by both teams Leicester took the lead with the best move of the first half with some neat football from defence to Cooper who passed to Simran Singh to
score
Half-Time  Birstall United U18s  0  V   1  Leicester City Ladies U18s
A shot on target by Birstall was saved by the City keeper lead to a corner from which Birstall scored after 59 minutes Leicester regained the lead a shot by
Simran Singh was followed in by Jamie Carr to slot the ball home City were now gaining the upper hand in midfield a cross by Connie Ingall dropped to CC Cooper
to score Leicesters third goal in the 70th minute and in the 72nd minute Paige Wells scored after a free kick by  Megan Clements Birstall Came back with two goals in
the 80th and 85th minute to complete the scoring
Full-Time  Birstall United U18s  3  V  4  Leicester City Ladies U18s

INGALL HAT-TRICK IN CITY LADIES WIN

Leicester kick-off the league fixture in fine style with a couple of shots on target by Paige Wells and Connie Ingall
which were saved by the barrow keeper a free kick by Megan Clements went over the bar Jamie Elday crossed for
Connie Ingall to score Leicesters first goal on 10 minutes City went further ahead in the 16th minute a pass from Jamie Carr to Connie Ingall to score her second three minutes later City added a third through Megan Clements with an assist from C C Cooper City were in dominate mood and scored a fourth goal when C C Cooper beat two defenders to score
Half Time Leicester City U18s  4   V   0  Barrow Belles  U18s
The second half continued with crosses from both sides from Ingall and Elday putting the Barrow defence under a lot
of pressure however City added a fifth when Demi Knott collected a pass in midfield to score in the 62nd minute City were awarded a penalty when Knott was brought down Connie Ingall steped up to score her Hat-Trick Simran Singh
scored in the 64th minute Barrow had no answer to City’s Midfield dominance neat play by Ingall allowed Elday an angle to score pass the Keeper  a pass from Carly Wilson found Jamie Carr who slotted the ball home two further goals
followed in a minute CC Cooper with her second and Simran Singh with her second and a minute later Jamie Carr added her second with an assist from Wilson Leicester rounded up the scoring in the 86th minute from Lauren Steadman and in the 90th minute with a goal from Jordan Burrows

Full Time Leicester City Ladies U18s  14  V  0  Barrow Belles U18s

RUFF HAT-TRICK SEES OFF THE FOXES

After a seven week lay off Leicester started this game in double quick time with a goal on
41 seconds scored by Connie Ingall to put City one up a corner by Laura Keating lead to a
shot on target by Ingall which was saved a cross by Clements into the area was cleared
a shot by Loughborough was saved by the City keeper Chloe Park a couple of shots by
Jamie Carr and Simran Singh Jamie Elday on for Charlie Tature in the 23rd minute Loughborough
equalised City made a substitution in the 25th minute Niamh Ruff on for Connie Ingall City started
to gain control of the game and took the lead in the 38th minute with a goal from Niamh Ruff and increased
their lead further in the 43rd minute with a goal by C C Cooper
Half-Time Leicester City Ladies U18s 3 v 1 Loughborough Foxes U18s
in the second half Foxes scored in the 46th minute Ruff was causing the foxes a lot of problems with
her speed down the wing and restored City’s 2 goal lead in the 48th minute with her second goal Loughborough
had a couple of shots from long range which the City defence dealt with Demi Knott on for CC Cooper Jordan Burrows on for Jamie Carr in the 53 minute Simran Singh put City Further ahead a through ball caught Burrows
offside Niamh Ruff completed her hat-trick in the 62nd minute Loughborough gained a couple of corners which
the City defence cleared with ease Leicesters final goal in the 82nd minute scored by Jordan Burrows
 
Full-Time Leicester City Ladies U18S  7  V  2  Loughborough Foxes U18s

Herve Pep-Ngoma Visit

LCW JuniorsLeicester City FC’s U18’s Captain, Herve Pep-Ngoma visited our Junior & Youth inclusive Football Squads training session and was delighted to be able to teach the youngsters a few tricks of the trade. Herve has been in the LCFC Academy since he was a youngster and shows great potential for a very bright future in the professional game.
The Leicester City Woodgate Inclusive Football Teams, provide regular football training and also matches in the Leicestershire & Rutland Inclusive Football League. The Junior & Youth Section is run by head coach Paul Gibson, who has many years of experience working within the game, both as a volunteer and as an FA Skills Coach. Paul has been mentoring coaches Harry Gethins and Bradley Sharp who are both FA Level 1 Coaches and do a great job volunteering to support our Inclusive Footballers who have a variety of special needs or a physical, sensory or learning disability.
Luke Wardle one of the valuable team players is an absolutely mad Leicester City FC fan and was very pleased to have his photo taken with Herve. Luke is a season ticket holder at the City and also goes to watch many of the LCFC Academy and Development Team games.
Herve was thrilled to be asked to go along to the Inclusive Football training sessions and said “It was a real pleasure to meet all the players, they showed a lot of skill and enjoyment for the game of football, I really enjoyed meeting them and I hope they enjoyed it too”.
LCW Juniors 2
The Junior & Youth Inclusive Teams, male and female footballers from 6-16years of age, train every Thursday from 5.00-6.00pm in the sports hall at New College, just off Glenfield Road in Leicester. If you know of any youngster who would love to play football and meets the criteria, or if you know anyone who would love to become involved as a volunteer coach, for which, training can be provided, please contact:
Mary Rudkin, Inclusive Team Coordinator
Telephone: 07752 746229 or Email: maryrudkin24_@hotmail.com

Goalkeeper and Striker Workshops

Starting Monday 20th January 2014
and every Monday until the End of the Season.
At St. Margaret’s Training Pitch.
Goalkeeper Sessions 6pm to 7pm
Strikers Sessions Under 16s 6pm to 7pm
Strikers Sessions Over 16s 7pm to 8pm
£2 each session
GOALKEEPERS
– Are you the Goalkeeper for one of our Leicester City Ladies teams? Then come along and learn off ex Leicester City Goalkeeper Russell Holt. This is a great opportunity to improve your skills. ALL AGE GROUPS WELCOME.
STRIKERS
– Are you one of the Strike Force for one of our Leicester City Ladies teams? or maybe you are the attacking goal scoring Midfielder who wishes to score more goals? Then come down to our own club Striker/Goal Scoring Workshop. Hosted by First Team Manager Matt Cook with a Guest Coach as the Instructor each week. ALL AGE GROUPS WELCOME.

For more information on both sessions contact Leicester City Ladies Football Development Manager Matt Cook using the email link at the top of the Development page.

Club Chairmans Announcement

As chairman of LCLFC, I am always looking at ways to improve our club. It has always been my aim for us to be the best community football club in the Midlands that caters for the women & girls’ game; and with our long history and legacy, being the oldest club in the country being formed in 1966, I feel the club has now reached a milestone. In 2016 we will be celebrating our golden anniversary; what better time to move forward.
As a club we have been looking for someone who can communicate between myself and the club on football, business and development matters. In recent times, due to family commitments, our first team manager Matt Cook has had to take a slightly different role; he is at present overseeing the senior section with the coaching team taking care of team affairs. Although we see this as a short term measure for Matt, as he will lead us into 2014/15 season, it has opened an opportunity in the immediate future to benefit the football club. As a committee, we have needed a football business development manager for several seasons and I have offered this vacant role to Matt; which I am delighted to say he has accepted. Matt has my full backing and support. Matt’s selfless devotion to LCLFC over the last five years has led me to make this appointment. He will use his usual sound judgement to promote innovative ideas with great enthusiasm.
I ask for all at the club to give Matt their complete support, and welcome him, and his ideas that I’m sure will be of benefit to all.
I have asked Matt to address the following for the remainder of the season:-

  1. To develop and enhance the senior football structure in preparation for the clubs promotion to the newly formed Championship level; the highest level of the winter game.
  2. To create closer links between all sectors of the club.
  3. To enhance advertisement and sponsorship investments.
  4. To look into ground and training facilities for the club.
  5. To develop our hard working coaches and find ways to achieve this to give something back to our many volunteers.
  6. To develop a player structure and a pathway for all.
  7. To develop a schools’ project.

Matt will be in constant contact with myself on any ideas so I can oversee all projects.
I want to thank Matt for taking this vital role as we consolidate and develop our club. Let’s all work together to secure our long term future. Any ideas you wish to put forward, speak to Matt personally or email either of us through the club website.

Yours in Sport

Steve Crayfourd
Chairman Leicester City Ladies FC

Firsts Start New Year with Victory

Leicester City Ladies first game of 2014 was against lowly Mansfield Town. An earlier game in the season at Field Mill had ended 2-2 and with Town scrapping for survival this was going to be no easy game. However City seemed to make light work of their opposition as Sam Clarke and Becky Preston goals saw them 2-0 up at the interval.
A quick third for City from Preston again in the second half and the home team was coasting. Credit to Mansfield who staged a remarkable come back however, a dubious penalty was followed by two quick goals to stun the promotion chasing outfit who had seen only three teams take league points from Linwood Park in two and a half seasons. Sadly for the visitors a passionate City stole the points through Preston again who finished off a sound display with a hat trick.
Overall a game City may should of been more comfortable in but three vital points none the less to keep the pressure on in the Combination and a unbelievable home record once again secured on a rainy day at Linwood Park.
Leicester City Ladies Player of the Match: Rebecca Preston