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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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 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