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”.
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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
– 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.
– 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