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Tuesday
Jul082014

Seniors & Under 18's Coaches and Managers Wanted

Leicester Nirvana are looking to recruit 2 individuals to its current staff/management team to work with, coach and manage the seniors and U18's teams. We are looking for individuals who feel they have the necessary requirements to meet the clubs current high standards. If you feel you could contribute please contact us at nirvanafc@hotmail.co.uk.

Wednesday
Jul022014

Goal Keeper Wanted (Under 15 next season)

If you are a goal keeper and would like to play for Nirvana next season as an under 15 player, please get in touch http://www.leicesternirvana.co.uk/under-15s-1 

Wednesday
May072014

Nirvana FC Looking For A Level Playing Field

Popular Leicester football club host feedback session on racism


MAKING A PLEDGE: Ivan Liburd, Nirvana Football Club’s committee member and treasurer

HEARTBROKEN AND feeling cheated were just some of the many emotions that consumed youngsters on the football pitch at Nirvana FC.

This was outlined in detail during a feedback session at the Nirvana Youth Conference organised last month by the popular Leicester Nirvana Football Club.

These were compiled as part of a report put together from the discussions about racism that young people had with members of the Football Association and Kick It Out.

And the youngsters have also presented both organisations with a ‘to do’ list of recommendations to try to stop the ugly behaviour in its tracks, both on and off the pitch.

For example, young people who play grassroots football want to see a clear plan for youth engagement, with the appointment of a young representative or shadow representatives sitting on strategic boards.

A part of the report read: "A research study in the US concluded that racial discrimination could affect a person’s long term health.

“One of the most disturbing messages to come out of the Nirvana consultation is that some young people have stated that continuously witnessing or being a victim of racial abuse has affected their view of the game and made them question their future participation.

“This is not an unfamiliar story as many parents and players have also made similar comments."

The report outlined further that many young people saw racism as part of the fabric of football and as their experiences of racism rose, their self-esteem plummeted.

‘The familiar issue of role models or a lack of them continues to surface," the report said. "Although this may seem to be accepted by young people, there is a real negative outlook to the possibilities of real achievement both on and off the pitch."

Importantly, the document noted that "the development of an inclusion and anti discrimination plan is a welcome initiative, but many clubs and players are still unaware of its existence."

Nirvana club spokesman, Ivan Liburd, said: “Consulting with young people on matters of discrimination in football transcend the boundaries of sport.

“Nirvana will continue to champion the voice of our youth in order to help progress positive change.”

Saturday
May032014

A Real Hero of Grassroots Football

Friend of Nirvana Trevor Hutton, co-founder and chairman of AFC Wembley in London, tragically passed away on 30 April 2014 at the age of 52. He was a well-loved and respected figure across grassroots football in the United Kingdom and throughout his local community in Brent. Read more

Photo: Trevor at Nirvana event.

Monday
Apr282014

Under 7's Win Silverware 

The U7's won their first peice of silver ware at the Beaumont Town FC Develpment Tournament, which meant they scored highly in levels of sportmanship, fairplay, parent and supporters behaviour and technical ability graded by the referees. They each received a small trophy as a momento of the occassion.