Nirvana Represent Leicester at National Event: A Call to Action, Discrimination in Sport

Nirvana delivered a presentation at the National seminar 'A Call to Action: Working in Partnership to Tackle Discrimination in Sport' held in London on Tuesday 10 March 2015 by Public Policy Exchange. Nirvana told the audience about their experience of combating and championing equality in football and discussed the positive achievements that the club has helped to shape at a National level.

The event saw attendance from Students, Professional Football Clubs, FA's, Lecturers and other interested parties. 

Nirvana's ethos is to use football as a vehicle to empower and provide opportunities for all young people, which is why Nirvana feel so strongly about the education and policy changes around discrimination in football.  

Discrimination in sports can take several forms through racism, sexism, homophobia, disability and mental health.  Each year, people involved in sporting activities, either as spectators or participants, witness or experience discriminatory incidents. Although there has been significant progress towards eradicating discrimination from sports during the last two decades, a lot of work still has to be done to eliminate any kind of prejudice-based abuse in the UK.

Thurnby Nirvana 3 Oadby Town 2

Taken from Leicester Mercury 

Thurnby Nirvana took the derby spoils in the United Counties League Premier Division clash against Oadby Town at Freeway Park.

Louis Hamilton began and ended the scoring for Oadby but in between the visitors cashed in to win 3-2.

Ash Day levelled matters with a penalty and Reece Morris’ strike put Thurnby 2-1 ahead at the break.

Matt Melbourne netted a third for Thurnby to give them a cushion they needed after Hamilton’s late penalty set up a tense finale.

Thurnby Nirvana edge out leaders

Taken from the Leicester Mercury

Thurnby Nirvana's late show helped to throw the UCL Premier Division title race wide open. They beat leaders AFC Rushden and Diamonds 2-1 at Dakyn Road – the visitors' second defeat of the season.

Thurnby had to come from behind after going a goal down. Ash Day's penalty levelled matters on 84 minutes, then Celson Patricinio claimed a stoppage-time winner. 


Leicestershire County FA say they are proud of the work by Leicester Nirvana

[Taken from a Leicester Mercury article]

One grassroots club making an impact is Leicester Nirvana. Within our county, the club nurtures the talents of young footballers between the ages of five through to under-18s.

However, staff from Nirvana have also looked to make a difference on an entirely different continent, with club representatives travelling to Gambia earlier this year to deliver equipment to villages and towns in the West African country.

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