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.

Important Information From Nirvana

For the second time in four years, youth from Nirvana Football Club had to witness adults become physically aggressive and assault 14 - 15-year-old boys at a game. The offense occurred at an Under 15's football game between Leicester Nirvana and Thurmaston Magpies FC on Sunday 26th February 2016 at Hamilton Park.

In 2014 an adult male was found guilty of stepping on the field of play and assaulting a minor from an under 14 Nirvana team. Two years later, on 26 February 2016, two adult males entered the football pitch and physically attacked minors. 

Any attack of an adult on a minor is a serious concern and Nirvana feel compelled to share their disappointment that this unlawful act has taken a back seat to the headlines of youth violence. 

After being attacked by two adult males from the Supporters of Thurmaston Magpies, the 14 -15 year old boys from Nirvana found themselves defending and coming to the defense of their team mates, which resulted in further melees. 

When adults spectators and family members become violent towards children and in front of children, the law must step in to protect the children. The fact that must not be forgotten is that these are children in the eyes of the law and that an adult(s) has physically and aggressively laid their hands on children with intent to harm. 

Nirvana understand the affects of violence in the game and do not condone youth on youth violence or any that is directed to officials. Nirvana is confident that any incident involving youths in football can be resolved by the laws of the game. It is only when adult spectators and parents are involved, when the dynamics change. 

The incidents originated when a Thurmaston player ran half the length of the field to confront a Nirvana player, which resulted in arguments and subsequently led to the adults attacking minors.  Nirvana are seriously concerned that the safeguarding of children in this case is being overlooked and that this must not become regular and accepted practice.

We would like parents to be assured that the club will make every effort to follow up the attack from an adult on children from the nirvana football club. We have notified the media of our concerns and portrayal of youth violence instead of attacks on children. However we can not control their narrative.

Saturday Development Club Age 5 years to 8 years - Closed for December & January

The Saturday Development Club that takes place at Hamilton Park for the children aged 5 years to 8 years will be closed for the months of December 2015 and January 2016. We will return on Saturday 6 of February 2016 at the usual time of 10am. 

If there are any changes to this schedule we will notify you on the website. 

Parents meeting on Friday 30 October

Dear Parent,

Leicester Nirvana would like to invite you to a parents meeting on Friday 30 October, 6.30 – 8pm at our clubhouse on Sandhills Avenue, Hamilton.

The meeting will be an opportunity for you as parents to talk to the club officials and ask questions to gain more information about the club and its plans. It is also a chance for us to talk to you and update you about club business.

We are keen to hear the suggestions that you have for the club and how you can support the club to develop. We thank you for your consideration of our invitation and look forward to seeing you on the day.

Please see below links to some our achievements:

Nirvana Awarded Club of the Year 

Nirvana hope to end debut season in United Counties League as Premier Division runners-up 

Nirvana keeping hope alive in Gambia 

Supporting Communities – A review of success

Staff vs Parents Football Match 26th of September 2015

We are proud to present the annual Staff vs Parents bragging rights football match. To be played at Hamilton Park, Sandhills Avenue on Saturday 26th of September, kick off at 1pm.

We are inviting parents and coaches to show your skills in this game that will determine this years best team. It will be a roll on roll off substitution system. To sign up for the match, please place your name on the registration sheet found in the clubhouse on the canteen door or text Shehbaz on 07713 741345 with PARENT - name and position.

For further information call Shehbaz. 

Nirvana Awarded the FA Charter Standard Club of the Year 2015

Leicester Nirvana has been awarded the FA Charter Standard Development Club of the Year, proving that hard work, determination and commitment to work as a team and club pays off.
The FA Community Awards, presented by McDonald's, took place at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday 26 May 2015. World Cup winner and McDonald’s Director of Football, Sir Geoff Hurst attended the ceremony and congratulated the Nirvana on their achievement.
Nirvana has worked hard to develop young players through to senior football by having a philosophy of how the game is played and coached. Off the pitch, Nirvana has become a community leader both locally and nationally speaking out and championing grassroots football. 

Nirvana member Ivan Liburd said, “Although we do not volunteer for recognition, awards such as these are important for many reasons and to many people. They reaffirm that your dedication to volunteering in your community is appreciated, and recognises the contribution of grassroots in wider environment of football.
The award is also a testament to all the young players that are involved with the club and the fantastic achievement of our senior team on their debut season in the United Counties League Premier Division”.
Nirvana embodies more than a football club and aims to be a platform that allows young people life changing opportunities via football or other arenas.
With a strong community focus, Nirvana will continue to fuse football and the development of communities.

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Manager/ Coach Wanted for Under 18

An Exciting opportunity has become vacant to Manage/Coach an Under 18 side as part of the senior setup of Nirvana.

We are delighted and relishing the prospect of re establishing an Under 18 side. The Under 18 side have been registered for The Leicestershire Midweek Youth League and have also been entered in the FA Youth Cup.

The intention is to integrate the U18's as part of the Seniors structure.  The first team currently play in The United Counties Premier Division with the reserves playing in The Leicestershire Senior League (Division 1).

The Under 18's will provide a platform for the youngsters to imbed themselves into the senior setup of the football club. The successful candidate will liaise and work closely with the management committee to set the direction of the team and also with the 1st team management. This will ensure the Under 18's establish themselves as in important element of the senior setup and the young players have the platform to progress in Non League Football or beyond. As with the Seniors the Under 18's home ground will be Highfield Rangers FC on Gleneagles Avenue. 

Anyone Interested In the role should email their details to or call Zak Hajat on 07811 843 136 for more details.