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.