Mary Rudkin


It is with great sadness that we have to inform you that club legend Mary Rudkin lost her battle with cancer earlier today. Mary was strong and courageous in her fight an passed away peacefully with her family by her side.
Mary’s commitment to the club over the years as a player, coach, committee member, mentor and a friend to so many was honoured at tonights game with a minutes silence before kick off.
The club would like to pass on its condolences to the family of a true club legend forever in the hearts of all who met her.

League Cup Winners

Congratulations to Leicester City Ladies Under 12s 66 for securing the League Cup with a 1-0 victory in the final against Cosby Ravens.
Leicester City Ladies Under 12s Fosse were at the Cup Final to be presented with the trophy and their medal for winning the League.

League Presentations and Cup Finals Day 2017

Sunday 14th May — League Presentations and League Cup Finals Day 2017

All held at:
Rugby Town Sports Facility, Kilsby Lane, Rugby, CV21 4PN

NO DOGS ON SITE, OWNERS WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE SITE WITH THEM

Refreshments and food is on sale during the day

£2 entry per car
These funds go back into the 5 to 8 year old age groups of female football, please allow plenty of time to get parked, as it is a busy day on site.

Any abuse directed at any FA / League official or volunteer on the day, will be instant removal from site

Under 10s
(Pitch MF4)
KO 10.30am Coalville Town Ravenettes v Market Bosworth v Blaby & Whetstone Girls
Presentation 12.00am by the club house

Under 11s
(Pitch MF4)
KO 12.00am Oadby & Wigston United v GNG FC
Presentation 1.30pm by the club house

Under 12s
(Pitch MF4)
KO 1.30pm Cosby Ravens v Leicester City Ladies 66
Presentation 3.00pm by the club house

Under 13s
(Pitch IF2)
KO 10.30am AFC Leicester Girls & Ladies v Oadby and Wigston United
Presentation 12.30pm by the club house

Under 14s
(Pitch IF2)
KO 12.00am AFC Leicester Girls & Ladies v Loughborough Foxes
Presentation 2.00pm by the club house

Under 15s
(Pitch SF3)
KO 12.30pm Ibstock United Sirens v Oadby and Wigston United
Presentation 2.30pm by the club house

Under 16s
(Pitch SF2)
KO 10.30am Allexton and New Parks v Cosby Cobras
Presentation 1.00pm by the club house

Under 18s
(Pitch SF2)
KO 2.00pm Syston Town Wasps v Bedworth Eagles Ladies
Presentation 4.00pm by the club house

Fees payable to the league are in the league handbook, please note these fees go towards the leagues purchase of trophies for the players.

Presentations for League winners and Runners Up, Fair Play Award, Cup Winners and Runners Up, will take place as below, or after the games have finished
Under 10s: 12.00pm
Under 13s: 12.30pm
Under 16s: 1.00pm
Under 11s: 1.30pm
Under 14s: 2.00pm
Under 15s: 2.30pm
Under 12s: 3.00pm
Under 18s: 4.00pm

Leicester City Council Sports Awards

50th-300At the Leicester City Council Sports Awards evening last night hosted by Ian Stringer and Gaynor Nash Leicester City Ladies where awarded Community Club of the Year and club Secretary Sue Foulkes received the Lifetime Achievement award. More details to follow…

Safeguarding – Play Your Part

Please see below important information from The FA

I am writing to ask for your help today in sharing some important information about safeguarding children.

As a club official you are in a unique position to use your networks help the game spread vital messaging about keeping children safe. We are confident in the breadth of work being undertaken in this field across the country but are never complacent.

To that end, please take 60 seconds to watch a new film featuring players from our national teams and then share the link as widely as possible:

WATCH VIDEO HERE

Please ensure that you are aware of the specific helpline we have commissioned the NSPCC to set up to help encourage more people to come forward. The number is 0800 023 2642.

Thank you

Greg Clarke
Chairman
The FA

#ThisGirlCan

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Leicester City Ladies Players and Coaches attended the #ThisGirlCan event organised by Wyggeston & Queen Elizabeth I College and Regent College. The event was well attended and received great feedback from the students and staff.
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Inclusive County Cup at Holmes Park

Holmes Park hosted the Leicestershire & Rutland Inclusive County Cup for All our Inclusive Clubs on Saturday June 11th. Philippa Bass the LRCFA Disability Football Development Officer coordinated the days event with a team of referees officiating over the competition.
There was a great turnout on the day with 28 teams taking part In County Cup Competitions for Juniors U13’s / Youth U16’s and Ladies and for Adult Male teams in the Premiership/Championship & League Divisions, we had 10 teams taking part on the day!
It was great to see Beaumont Town who came along to the Inclusive Event for the first time, they have worked hard in a short period of time to get a team together, which was great.
Leicester City Woodgates’ 2 Premiership Teams had another tough day of competition and came close to getting a place in the final, but Aylestone Park FC won the Final winning Dynamo’s in a closely fought contest.
Leicester City Woodgate had 3 teams competing in the Championship, with Beth Valkai overseeing the teams on the day. LCW Orange team just missed out on a place in the final with the goals against rule, so were disappointed, but LCW Green Team won through to the final where they played AFC Barwell, who won narrowly by 1-0, but it was a cracking game.
LCW’s 2 League Division Teams were managed by Dave Codd & Mark Peter James on the day and played some great football throughout. Mark’s Team got through to the Final, but again just lost 1-0 to Ibstock United, who had borrowed our Goalkeeper Paul Thornton,who proved very difficult to beat! so Paul won a medal with Ibstock Utd.
LCW’s 2 Youth players on the day Shane and Tyler, guested for Aylestone Park FC who won in the Final, so a good day for them too.
LCW’s Junior Team ran by Paul Gibson and supported by Jamie Hereworth again won through to the final where they just lost out to Beaumont Town, but played some fantastic football.
LCW Ladies Team, Ibstock Ud, Aylestone Park & Northampton Town played in a friendly competition on the day and again we saw some great team play from our Ladies, who worked tremendously hard, LCW won the penalty competition for the Ladies Event, so they were well chuffed with that!

Once again, a great day of football for All our Inclusive Teams and ‘Many Many Thanks’ to All our very hardworking players for their great play, effort and Respect on the day and of course ‘Thanks’ to our supporters, parents and brilliant volunteers!!

Want to ‘Get Involved’ as a player, coach or volunteer, then contact Mary Rudkin: Email: inclusive@lclfc.co.uk Tel: 07752 746229
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Partially Sighted Futsal

Manjit Takhar leads the way for Partially Sighted Futsal for Leicester City Woodgate Inclusive F.C. Manjit has worked very hard with a variety of groups and agencies during this season to identify and recruit potential new players to develop a specific Partially Sighted Team, several new players have been identified, but often they have been unable to commit to attend the Futsal sessions and then travel to the West Midlands once a month to compete in the National Partially Sighted Futsal League.
Manjit and Nick Bramley, a key player and goal keeping coach at Leicester City Woodgate, are so keen to play in the Partially Sighted League, that for the last 2 seasons, they have joined the Winsford Wolves Partially Sighted Team who play in the National League. Both players play a key role within the team and were influential in the team finishing runners up in the League this season, narrowly missing out on on the top spot. At the League Presentation Event held at Swindon FC, Manjit and Nick were both nominated for Players, Player of the Season for the League. Nick Bramley was very proudly announced the overall winner and presented with the League Players Player of the Season Award and was absolutely delighted. Both Players have worked tremendously hard during the season and showed great commitment travelling to games on a monthly basis as well as playing for Leicester City Woodgate in our league Fixtures programme.

If you are partially sighted, or indeed you know someone who is, who would like to get involved, in-particularly we are looking to recruit male players 15years of age and over to develop an Adults team to play in the National League, but players from 6 years old up to and including adults, males and females are invited to come along and join in with one of our different sessions. To find out more about Leicester City Woodgate Partially Sighted Team & Pan Disability Teams, please contact:
Manjit Takhar 07772213946 Email: partiallysighted@lclfc.co.uk
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Inclusive at the Home of the Premier League Champions

Monday May the 9th was a fantastic day of Inclusive Football at the King Power Stadium. Philippa Bass at the Leicestershire & Rutland County F.A. invited Special Educational Needs Schools and Groups of players to attend a football festival in the morning and the afternoon saw over 150 Adult players taking part in a 6 a side Inclusive Football Festival. Leicester City Woodgate joined in the games with around 50 of our Adult players  in attendance. Our teams really enjoyed playing some new opposition from QPR & West Brom alongside their regular opponents, Northampton Town and Teams from Leicestershire.
Kevin Friend, FA Premier League referee was in attendance to ensure all players adhered to the Laws of the Game, showing only a couple of Red Cards throughout the day (in fun I am pleased to say!).
Leicester City Legends Emily Heskey and Snooker World champion Mark Selby  were also on hand to watch the players showing off their skills and having the odd photo or 2! before helping to present medals to every player that was in attendance.
It was another fantastic football event in our Inclusive Calendar for this season, can’t get much better than being allowed to play at the King Power, not long after LCFC were crowned Championees!! an Honour for all the players and volunteers that attended. Many Thanks go out to Philippa Bass and the team at the LRCFA for organising matches for around 300 players on the day.
Leicester City Woodgate Teams Ladies and Men had a great day and really enjoyed their football, great to seeing so many players enjoying themselves in a fun and friendly environment.
Leicester City Woodgate is always looking for new players to join our Inclusive Football for players with additional needs or a disability, players from 6-16 for our Juniors & Youth and players from 16 years plus to join our Adults section, both males and females are invited to come along and be a Club member.
For more information, contact Mary Rudkin 07752 746229 Email: inclusive@lclfc.co.uk
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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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X Factor Sam Bailey

Congratulation to former Leicester City Ladies player Sam Bailey in winning the ITV show The X Factor.
Having nabbed the coveted prize, Sam will be releasing her first ever single, Skyscraper. The track is available to download right NOW and will be available in stores from Wednesday. Proceeds will go towards the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and Together for Short Lives.

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Ladies defeat Women

It was a battle of the two female sides residing in Leicester and the first time they have met in a league situation since 2009.
The match was always going to be lively and competitive with two good sides competing on the day. Leicester City Women had a chance to take the lead with a one v one which went wide of Cattels post. Eva Rogers then had a chance for Leicester Ladies but could only find the keepers hand. Leicester City Women had a couple of free kicks with Preston and Burbidge for Leicester City Ladies all tried to break the deadlock but no to avail. The home side probably looking better in possession.
Second half Leicester City Ladies squeezed the game more and dominating the ball, the away side always threatening on the break with two good centre forwards. Leicester City Ladies made the break through however as a quick move in to Rodgers feet who played in Hillier who finished high and powerfully over the keeper from what looked an impossible angle.
Leicester City Women had two goal line scrambles to level but Ladies were brave to hold on to their clean sheet and a vital victory.
Overall a tight encounter but one in which fell the right way, Whalley ,Preston and Rudkin dominated in possession, a solid back four and pace in attack or was a good all round team performance for a very pleased Leicester City Ladies manager Matt Cook who commented after the game “There is obviously a lot made of the game Leicester v Leicester but really that was never important it was all about my girls and applying themselves to a tough match. That will rank as one of best for me purely for the reason every player was so brave in possession and played with such enthusiasm. Win , loose or draw tonight they deserve credit but I’m delighted they got the win that I truly think the performance merited.”
Leicester City Ladies Player of the Match: Amanda Whalley

Champions!

Leicester City Ladies under 12s faced Oadby & Wigston United in their penultimate league game knowing that a draw would be good enough to wrap up the League Title.
The game started at a very high tempo with both teams looking to get off to a good start. Oadby & Wigston United were quickly into their stride, playing some good football and causing Leicester City Ladies problems. Leicester City Ladies failed to really get into the game and were lacklustre and struggling to string any passes together. Oadby & Wigston United created numerous chances and hit the bar and the post in a first half that they dominated. Leicester City Ladies had defenders Ciara and Shania to thank for keeping them in the game as they both produced some outstanding defending when Leicester were under pressure.
Half Time 0-0
After stern words at half time, Leicester City Ladies came out with a bit more quality but still failed to really get into the game. Oadby & Wigston United continued in the same vein with good passing and hard work to close Leicester City Ladies down and force mistakes. The game ebbed and flowed with neither team having many clear cut chances on goal. With ten minutes to go Oadby & Wigston United scored the first goal of the game which they thoroughly deserved. Leicester City Ladies knew that they had to dig into to get an equaliser and captain Lauren showed her quality a few minutes later with a determined run into the box and a great finish to make it 1-1. With five minutes to go the game was definitely in the balance and Oadby & Wigston United were clearly looking for a winner. They continued to push forward and kept Leicester City Ladies under pressure with numerous corners. Leicester City Ladies dug in and defended well to get the point they needed to make them CHAMPIONS!!
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Leicester City Ladies manager Annie Rudkin commented after the game “A below par performance from Leicester against an Oadby & Wigston side who produced a fantastic display and I’m sure they will be disappointed not to have won.”
She added “All in all a draw extends Leicester’s unbeaten league run and sees them deservedly crowned as League Champions. Well done girls, your quality,consistency and hard work over the season has paid off and you should all be very proud of your efforts!”
Leicester City Ladies Squad: Viv, Ciara, Shania, Megan, Molly, Chloe, Olivia, Foxy, Laura and Lauren (1)

First Team Clinch Third

Leicester City Ladies clinched third place in their final game of a truly memorable year. Going into the game city sat fifth with Leafield Athletic in fourth and Copeswood away to Loughborough Students. Leicester City Ladies needed to win and hope for a Students victory.
The day could not of gone better as City raced into a three goal lead, a lot of possession was with the away team but failure to break through was a worry until Hillier finished to take the lead. Bateman then hit twice once from a Clarke delivery and also finishing off a fine passing move between herself Scott and Kilby.
Second half Leafield Athlitic were a brighter and a missed penalty from Leicester City Ladies lifted their spirits and a cool near post finish earned Leafield a way back in. It turned out to be just a consolation however and with news coming through of Students victory over Copeswood it put Leicester City Ladies third in the final table.
Leicester City Ladies Player of the match – Katie Bateman
Overall it rounds off a fine season for Leicester City Ladies. Taking Leicester Women all the way to penalties in the County Cup, Third round FA cup and some remarkable performances home and away. But most of all a transformation of a team that finished third bottom 23 months ago and avoided dropping out of the league to now be third top is a great credit to staff and players over the past two years.
Leicester City Ladies manager Matt Cook commented “I’m just pleased for the players, they have came close to so many things this year and I believe that finishing 5th although a good year would of been harsh. However league tables don’t lie and it was down to them today to win and everyone was superb especially first half. And as I say league tables don’t lie and we are the third best team this year and I think that’s about right. Credit to Wolves who shown they are worthy of their position and hopefully we can learn over the summer and move forward as a whole football club.”

Town Twinning

Leicester City Ladies will be welcoming A S Musau from Strasboug for their sixth visit to Leicester as part of the town twinning exchange.
In its twelfth year the playing side of the visit will see Leicester City Ladies and A S Musau take on other sides from the Leicestershire Women’s Senior League in an 11-a-side tournament to be played at Aylestone Park on Sunday 21st August between 10.30am and 4pm.

League Champions

Leicester City Ladies Lions secured the under 13s League title with a two one victory over Cosby Girls.
Leicester City Ladies Lions finished their league season unbeaten but had to come from behind with two goals in the last ten minutes, “Mops” levelling the scores with a excellent volley and “Minty” slotted home the winner with virtually the last kick of the game.

Sue Foulkes

PROFESSION: Teacher

WHERE ARE YOU FROM: Leicester

HOW LONG YOU BEEN AT THE CLUB: 30 years

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT THE CLUB: Whole ethos positive, friendly and honest.

WHAT IS YOUR DREAM: See club in Premier National League.

WHAT IS YOUR BEST MOMENT IN FOOTBALL: Playing at Wembley.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO PLAYERS: Enjoy every minute of it and don’t retire too soon.

Leicester City Woodgate Football Partnership & Club

Leicester City Woodgate Inclusive Football Partnership was set up in May 2007 and currently provides regular football opportunities for females, males, youngsters and adults with a special need or learning, physical or sensory impairments or disabilities.

The Club provides a great opportunity for the teams to train every week and take part on a regular basis in the Leicestershire & Rutland Inclusive Football League, which takes around the City and County. The ethos of the League is Respect and Fair Play.

Football is a great team sport and can offer players a great way of having fun, learning new skills and enhancing health and well being, social and life skills and also help to raise the self esteem of those players involved. Football for All takes place in a safe & friendly environment, where football provides a great opportunity for players to become a very valued Team and Club member.

All coaches are FA Qualified, 1st aid trained and FA CRB checked.

Our Teams train at different times and venues, please see below:

St. Margarets Pastures, St. Margarets Way, Leicester, LE1 3EA
4.30pm – 6.30pm – Training is on the astro-turf pitches
Adult Male & Youth Teams – over 14’s
Female Teams U16’s (12-16 year olds)
Female Adult Teams
Cost £2.00 per week

New College – Sports Hall
Greencoat Road, Off Glenfield Road, Leicester, LE3 6RN
Time 5.00pm – 6.00pm – Thursday evenings (term time only)
U14’s Boys and Girls Team
Cost £2.00 per week

The Inclusive section is always looking for Qualified Coaches who may be interested in getting involved on a regular basis and we would also welcome any business sponsorship to support this great provision at our Club

To find out more information on all our Inclusive Teams and how you could become involved as player, coach or volunteer, contact:

Inclusive Football Development Officer Mary Rudkin on mobile 07752 746229 or E-mail

Inclusive ‘Football for All’

Leicester City Ladies in partnership with Leicester City Woodgate Inclusive Football Partnership runs female only teams for players from the age of 12 years up to adults.

We currently have around 7 Youth players U16 and 10 Ladies players, who train and play football on a regular basis.

Teams train every Thursday at:
St. Margaret Pastures Sports Centre on the astroturf pitches – 4.30 – 6.00 pm.

We endeavour to provide football for all ability levels and have an ethos of Fun – Fair-Play and Respect for All.

If you know anyone, or you yourself would like to find out more about joining our Great Inclusive Football Club, please contact:

For more information contact our Inclusive Football Development Officer Mary Rudkin on mobile 07752 746229 or E-mail

Inclusive ‘Football for All’

Leicester City Woodgate Inclusive Football Partnership, Junior section, also provides football and fundamental skills training for girls and boys from the age of 6 – 14 years of age.

Currently there are around 14 players attending on a Thursday evening in the Sportshall at the New College, just off Glenfield Road, Leicester LE3 6RN from 5.00 pm – 6.00 pm.

This teams trains every week in school term time and also play in the Junior and Youth section of the Leicestershire and Rutland Inclusive Football League, which holds matches around the City and County every month, where all the other Inclusive Club’s teams, play matches in a fun and friendly environment, ensuring as much as possible, a level playing field for all abilities and Respect for All.

For further information on the Leicester City Woodgate FC’s football for youngsters with a, learning, physical or sensory disability or special need please contact:

Team Manager and Coach – Paul Gibson on 07943862290 or E-mail

or indeed contact our Inclusive Football Development Officer Mary Rudkin on mobile 07752 746229 or E-mail

Inclusive ‘Football for All’

Leicester City Woodgate FC runs teams for players from the age of 12 years up to 16 years.

We currently have around 10 Youth players training and playing football on a regular basis.

Teams train every Thursday at:
St. Margaret Pastures Sports Centre on the astroturf pitches – 4.30 – 6.00 pm.

We endeavour to provide football for all ability levels and have an ethos of Fun – Fair-Play and Respect for All.

Some of our players also play representative football for the Leicestershire & Rutland Inclusive (Disability) Squads, playing in the East Midlands League.

If you know anyone, or you yourself would like to find out more about joining our Great Inclusive Football Club, please contact:

For more information contact our Inclusive Football Development Officer Mary Rudkin on mobile 07752 746229 or E-mail

Leicester Mercury Sport Awards

After a trophy rich season, Leicester City Ladies Foxes were nominated in the Under 19s Team section of the Leicester Mercury Sport Awards, but on this ocassion they went home without a trophy with Hinkley Colts picking up the award.

Leicester Mercury Sport Awards 2009

Leicester City Ladies Under-13s set themselves a major task in following an exceptional under-12 campaign. They posted a 100 per cent record to win the County Girls League and completed a spectacular treble by winning both the League Cup and County Cup without conceding a goal.

It was not only on the local scene, though, that they enjoyed success. They won tournaments in Skegness and Birmingham, capping the season by seeing off the challenge of 31 other sides to lift the prestigious Nottingham Victoria title. They have not made a bad start in following up those triumphs. So far this season they have posted 11 wins from 11 games and have also set out in search of more cup glory as they remain the team to beat.

Manager Louie Carr – who has a long association with local football at a variety of levels – says the team has not developed by accident. He points to a number of highly-talented players but adds that their achievements are also down to the dedication shown by all members of the squad.

They thrive on three-touch football, keeping the ball moving – an approach that has proved too much for all their rivals in the past couple of seasons.

Inclusive ‘Football for All’

Leicester City Woodgate FC runs adult male teams. We currently have around 30 players training and playing football on a regular basis.

Teams train every Thursday at:
St. Margaret Pastures Sports Centre on the astroturf pitches – 4.30 – 6.00 pm.

We endeavour to provide football for all ability levels and have an ethos of Fun – Fair-Play and Respect for All.

Some of our players also play for the Leicester Special Olympics Football squads and represent the East Midlands Special Olympics also play representative football for the Leicestershire & Rutland Inclusive (Disability) Squads, playing in the East Midlands League.

If you know anyone, or you yourself would like to find out more about joining our Great Inclusive Football Club, please contact:

For more information contact our Inclusive Football Development Officer Mary Rudkin on mobile 07752 746229  or E-mail