Are you aged 16 - 25? Get involved in a sport coaching and leadership programme

The Prince's Trust is happy to inform you that they are now recruiting for the Get Started with Football programme with the Prince’s Trust and are partnered with Leicester City Football Club.
 
This is a great opportunity for young people to get involved in a sport coaching and leadership programme, and they will also be able to take part in a wide variety of activities and have the opportunity to meet and be trained by LCFC staff whilst building valuable communication skills and improving on their confidence and teamwork. The young people will also gain a recognised FA JFL qualification.
 
After having completed the programme, all young people will be supported by experienced Prince’s Trust staff members for a period of around three months who combined with a progression mentor will help the young person access work, education, training or volunteer work. Alternatively, they may also be pointed in the direction of another Prince’s Trust programme or a further opportunity with LCFC.
 
The taster day will be on Tuesday 27th September and the programme will run from Monday 3rd October until Friday 7th October 2016.
 
The aim of the programme goes far beyond teaching young people new skills in Football. This group challenge is designed to stretch and develop all the young people’s personal and social skills. They will need to work together, communicate, build their confidence levels in order to give instructions and carry out tasks, manage their feelings, become dependable, and put their plans into action. It is a safe environment in which the young people will be able to acquire valuable skills for further progression.
 
To refer a young person or if you have any questions contact Nutan – 07717 488 5344 or 0116 255 0400

New 1st Team Manager Announcement

Leicester Nirvana management committee are very pleased to announce the appointment of Martin Sockett as our new 1st team manager. Martin without doubt brings in a huge amount of non league experience and a track record of working alongside young talented players. His knowledge and experience will be required to nurture our talented pool of players and coaches.

The club undoubtedly have a rebuilding task and Martin is being brought in to work with the club, our coaches and players to assist in this process. With some exciting developments happening off the pitch for the football club it is important we continue our unprecedented developments on the pitch. 

With 4 promotions in 7 seasons and numerous cup successes, at some point our pool of talented players and management were always going to draw the attentions of the bigger clubs with some astonishing budgets.  The club's ethos is to nurture players from mini, junior and youth sections and to fully support this philosophy we work to develop better players and allow them opportunities to play at the highest level.

Martin in his new role alongside club officials will work collectively going forward to drive us on again.

Jordan Nelson strikes to bag three points for Leicester Nirvana in UCL

Leicester Nirvana picked up their first win of the new season in the United Counties League Premier Division. Jordan Nelson netted just before the hour to give them a 1-0 victory over Wisbech at Gleneagles Avenue. 

Leicester Mercury article http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/jordan-nelson-strikes-to-bag-three-points-for-leicester-nirvana-in-ucl/story-29621080-detail/story.html 

The FA deliver National talent ID course at Nirvana

The FA delivered a grassroots talent ID course at the weekend, just a stone’s throw from Leicester’s King Power Stadium, as the Premier League champions were taking on Manchester United in The FA Community Shield supported by McDonald’s.

Under The FA’s work to address Asian inclusion, and alongside local and regional partners, a new suite of talent ID courses are being delivered at Leicester Nirvana, one of the areas’ foremost community clubs, by scouts who work with the England teams.

Over three days, scouts, coaches and managers learn about relationship building, unconscious bias, recognising potential and the relative age effect, and many professional club technical directors already undertake this training.

It is hoped the course, which specifically targeted the Midlands’ under-represented Asian communities, will have a knock-on effect on player recruitment in those same areas.

Course tutor, ex-Wycombe midfielder and now FA talent ID manager, Steve Brown, said: “It was great to be in Leicester at the type of grassroots club where future stars are made.

“We want to embed the England DNA, which is a philosophy of how we play the game and how we develop players to be the best they can be, across the game from grassroots all the way to the England teams.

“I was really enthused by what I saw and if we can bring the professional and grassroots game closer in this way the future of the game will be in good health.”

Leicester Nirvana chairman Kirk Master added: “Leicester Nirvana are always keen to be a bridge between local communities and the game we all love.

“This snapshot of good practice gives us hope that talent identification becomes a more recognised part of the game and helps to promote inclusion, which can only be a good thing.”

Read more at http://www.thefa.com/news/my-football/falearning/2016/aug/talent-id-leicester-nirvana-steve-brown-wycombe#27uWhzbA633zgs5b.99

5 yrs - 8 yrs Saturday Development Training

The success of the Saturday Development Session has meant that more and more children want to be part of the session. Therefore, in order for us to deliver a better service to your child, from the 6th August 2016, the sessions will be split into two time slots:

  • Children aged 5yrs – 6yrs will be at 9.30am – 10.30am
  • Children aged 7yrs, 8yrs and 9 years will be at 10.30 – 11.30am

Thank you for your continued support.

Leicester Nirvana's new management team for season 2016/17

It has been important for us to find the right balance of experience and quality to support a group of very talented young players. After a busy period we are pleased to announce our new management team for the coming season. 

Dave Williams alongside Owen Wright, with support from Mark Rawle and Scott Eustace focussing on coaching and player development and a new role this year for Tobias Hawkins as our fitness strength and conditioning coach. Richard Gerald will be our new football co-ordinater. 

These appointments have a fantastic blend of professional and non league experience and the knowledge necessary to improve the playing staff and team going forward, and we wish them well. 

Welcome to Leicester Nirvana.

Leicester Nirvana's senior team trial days

 The senior team of Leicester Nirvana have already scheduled some interesting fixtures for the build up to the new season. 

Pre season training will begin on the Thursday 30th June 2016 at Leicester Nirvana's home ground (Hamilton Park LE5 1LU). Training will be every Tues and Thursday from 6.30pm - 8.30pm and on Saturdays from 12pm - 2pm (times may vary). 

The first few training sessions will be open sessions for anyone who wants to try out for the senior team. If you would like to play for Nirvana, please contact Zak Hajat on 07811 843 136 for further details.

We look forward to seeing you there.
 

Vacancy - Leicester Nirvana FC 1st team Managers Position

A vacancy has become available for the 1st Team managers post at Leicester Nirvana FC. This is a fantastic opportunity for a manager to join the most progressive club in the city with an excellent reputation for nurturing young players through passing attractive football.

The team play at step 5 of the football pyramid system and are currently in the United Counties League. If you are interested in applying for the position, please send your CV along with some detail as to WHY you would be suitable for this role by Thursday 23 June 2016. Interviews will be scheduled immanently.

Please send all relevant information to nirvanafc@hotmail.co.uk 

Nirvana's 1st Team Manager Moves On

After 5 years at the helm of Leicester Nirvana's 1st team, Damion Qualiey, after discussions with the management Committe will move into a new role.

A reshuffle internally will see his role as 1st team manager conclude with him taking on a new challenge higher up the non league pyramid system. However this is far from the end as a new role for Damian behind the scenes on Nirvana's committee will commence to ensure our progress continues.

Damian is part of the fabric of Nirvanaand his role at the helm cannot be underestimated. His achievements and dedication in the face of adversity are compelling and it goes without saying we as a club wish him well and every success going forward.

His progression is another example of the club providing a platform for many who wouldn't or don't have those opportunities. Nirvana prides itself on encouraging and supporting progression and as we move, we support our community and members to do so too, in the right way at the right time!

Damian is one of many in a line of players, coaches and managers over the years who have successfully developed, learnt and progressed through Nirvana, another positive role model.

For us now we begin the process of ensuring next season is as exciting as the previous ones and to once again establish a platform for us as a club to move on.
 

How Many Hours Do You Think Nirvana Volunteers a year?

Celebrating Volunteers week.

Leicester Nirvana FC volunteers over 20,000 hours of work each year which is equivalent to £130,000 - £280,000 a year of paid work. Statistics from Sport England’s Active People Survey revealed that Football volunteers contributed 96 million hours a year nationally. Volunteers are the lifeblood of grassroots sport and without them there would not be as many opportunities for people to participate in sport.

Volunteers’ Week (1-12 June) is an annual event which celebrates the fantastic contribution that millions of volunteers make across the UK raising the profile of volunteers who regularly contribute to society.

Nirvana has been volunteering in the local community for over 35 years. All our volunteers are ultimately giving their time unselfishly to help, develop and provide an opportunity for someone else's child to play football. How are you helping them to do that? 

There is a misconception that volunteering in football means that you need to understand football. There are many opportunities to volunteer with Nirvana that range from roles such as coaching youths, administration to media and advertising. 

We want to hear about how you can help the club with the skills you have. If you would like to give something back to the community by volunteering, please contact us at info@leicesternkrvana.co.uk 

 

Saturday Development for Ages 5 - 8 years is Back, 2 April, 9.30am - 10.30am

The Saturday Development Club has been away over the winter but is now back starting Saturday 2 April 2016, with a new time of 9.30 - 10.30.

The cost will remain £2.50 until August when it will rise to £3 per session. Children should wear appropriate clothing, shin pads and football boots/ football trainers. 

This year has been a very bad year for football pitches and many teams have had to call off training and matches. Hopefully we are moving past that and we will be able to continue playing football. 

We hope to see you there. 

Saturday Development 12 March 2016

The Saturday Development Club was due to start back the first Saturday of March 2016. The council have advised that due to the state of the pitches the Saturday Development should not go ahead.  This is due (1) to the safety and wellbeing our the children making it unsafe to train and (2) to preserve the pitches for match days.  

Many teams have been affected by the state of the pitches around Leicestershire due to the weather and the leagues are also behind schedule. We are sorry for any inconvenience. 

Dear Parent - Incident at Nirvana on Sunday 28 February

You may have seen information in the media regarding an incident at Nirvana on Sunday 28 February.  We would like to reassure you that the team involved are ok and that the club are working with the authorities to deal with the matter. If you have any concerns please feel free to approach a member of the club or committee.

Please check the website for further information.