Unveiling the Hidden Treasures of Girls’ Football at Kibworth Town FC

In a world constantly driven by boys’ football, there’s a quiet revolution happening. It’s the rising popularity of girls’ football at Kibworth Town Football Club.

In Kibworth there are some excellent sporting activities available for the community to enjoy. I’d like to tell you about the amazing work going on at Kibworth Town FC. Historically boys’ football has always been successful here in Kibworth. We have many teams available across all age groups for them, as for boys, football is often their number one sport! 

However, I’m not going to focus on the boy’s provision. I am going to tell you about girls’ football here at Kibworth Town, as there is a huge amount to boast about! 

History of the girls’ team

We set up the very first girls’ team in 2016. From that point, we have gone from strength to strength building greater opportunities for girls to play football. We currently have 11 girls’ teams training and playing weekly, this totalling to approximately ​150 plus girls overall, but we want more! 

This makes Kibworth Town FC the biggest growth club in the South Leicestershire region for girls’ football! The club is recognised as having a full player pathway for girls (and boys). The club has achieved a 3-star accreditation from the County FA, recognising that at Kibworth Town we strive for high standards of planning, delivery and inclusion for all.

A huge amount of work is continually happening to provide girls with equal opportunities and greater access in playing this great team sport at the club. This of course cannot be successful without committed individuals. From our club committee, to our most valued coaches and volunteers, and the parents who support their children to attend training, match fixtures and often team socials and tournaments throughout the year and towards the end of the season. 

Benefits of sport

It is important to us that we have as many girls playing football as we can. Especially in the older age teams, where evidence shows that girls are more likely to start dropping out of sport.

Football is not only great for getting some fresh air but beneficial for a number of reasons: 

  • Learning new skills and building new and solid friendships
  • Instilling team work values
  • Improving physical fitness
  • Improving resilience and impacting mental health and well-being.

There are playing opportunities within all of our girls’ teams with no experience necessary to join up at any age! All we ask is that you bring your energy, positivity and that you just get stuck in!

We train at Kibworth Mead Academy on the 3G pitches with teams playing in league based competitive matches on Sundays. 

Sessions are available for our youngest players, ‘the minis’, aged 5 and 6 years old. Sessions go up to teens and young adults playing at under 17s and under 18s. 

For the girls, here is what we have across all age groups currently and we welcome any enquiries about any girls’ (and boys) teams:

Mondays U14 Girls Raptors – 6-7pm, U13 Girls – 5.15-6.15pm, U15 Girls – 6-7pmWednesdays U12 Girls – 6-7pm, U10 & U11 Girls – 6-7pm,U9 Girls – 6-7pm,U18 Girls – 8-9pm 
Tuesdays Minis Girls U6s – 5-6pm, U7 and U8 Girls Kingfishers – 5-6pm, U16 and U17 Girls – 6-7pmThursdays U14 Girls Harriers – 7-8pm

We look forward to taking any and all enquiries. Please contact info@kibworthfootball.com

Kelsey Leverton.