Creating a space for women's football
Vicky Park Queens FC was set up in April 2021 by Amy and Nish, childhood friends who both love the game but didn’t have a space to play that quite suited them.
Joining an established team, straight in to playing matches, can be quite a daunting idea for someone who is interested in football and just wants to try it out. So Amy and Nish took to Instagram to find some likeminded women + non binary people for a kickabout that took football back to the basics.
Vicky Park Queens was created to be that space that brings people together with a common interest, making friends in a fun, relaxed environment while training to learn and improve those football skills. A few months on and the team has tripled in size and we can now offer sessions twice a week.
We have new people joining most weeks, with many people showing up each week and others dropping in - it’s completely up to you. We’re a welcoming, inclusive bunch of 18 years+ women + non binary people and it’s as much an opportunity to meet some new people in Leicester as it is a chance to learn and practice some footy skills.
We tend to stick around after a training session for a chat and a drink, and we’ll be sorting more socials out as lockdowns lift so we can all hang out. And if you ever want somebody to go watch a game with you, then we’re definitely the right group to ask!
At it’s core grassroots is about community and we really want to use this as a space to connect women's football with the Leicester community. Keep an eye out for events we'll be running!