This Weekend - Women’s Football Weekend, England U21s On Filbert Way & Non-League Day
Despite the absence of Premier League fixtures, the weekend 24-26 March is a busy one in the football calendar, with several events and matches to enjoy in Leicester and beyond.
Women’s Football Weekend will involve LCFC Women's crucial WSL visit to Villa Park to tackle Aston Villa on Sunday (2pm BST kick-off). On Saturday, meanwhile, England's Under-21s are in Leicester to face France Under-21s at King Power Stadium on Saturday (5pm kick-off).
Saturday will also be dedicated nationally to Non-League Day - with a range of games being staged across Leicestershire. Ahead of what promises to be a busy weekend, here's all you need to know...
LCFC Women tackle Villa in the WSL
The Foxes could climb out of the relegation zone with a win at Aston Villa Women.
Aston Villa Women vs. LCFC Women
Barclays Women's Super League
Sunday, 2pm BST kick-off
Tickets - HERE
A crucial WSL fixture takes place at Villa Park on Sunday as LCFC Women continue their quest to retain top-flight status for another season against Aston Villa.
Foxes fans can back Willie Kirk’s side on the road in the Midlands derby, with tickets for the clash away to the Villans currently on sale via Aston Villa’s website.
Played out on Women’s Football Weekend 2023, held during the latest men’s international break, it is designed to celebrate the whole of the women’s domestic game in England.
England's Young Lions visit Leicester
Luke Thomas is a part of the England U21s squad for the clash with France in Leicester.
England U21s vs. France U21s
Men's U21s International Friendly
King Power Stadium
Tickets - HERE
Closer to home, King Power Stadium will host a special occasion on Saturday as England's Under-21s entertain France in an international friendly.
There is Leicester City involvement, too, with full-back Luke Thomas named in the Young Lions’ squad.
A 5pm kick-off on Filbert Way, tickets remain available to purchase for the game, which will see some of the country’s brightest young talents on show at the home of the Foxes.
Local sides set for Non-League action
Match Finder - HERE
On the same day, Non-League Day will take place across England. An annual event which celebrates semi-professional and grassroots football in the UK, it encourages fans to show support to their local team.
Providing a platform for clubs to promote the importance of affordable volunteer-led community football, several non-league fixtures are taking place across Leicestershire on Saturday.
This handy match-finder will help find the game for you. Some Leicestershire-based games are listed below too:
GNG Oadby Town vs. Bugbrooke St Michaels
St Andrews vs. Clifton All Whites
Lutterworth Athletic vs. Real Bedford
Leicester Nirvana vs. Kimberley Miners Welfare
Aylestone Park vs. Clipstone FC
Birstall United Social vs. Newark Town
Saffron Dynamo vs. Harrowby United
Barrow Town vs. Grantham Town Academy
Barwell vs. Hednesford Town
Hinckley LRFC vs. Boldmere St Michaels
Shepshed Dynamo vs. Chasetown
Coalville Town vs. Kings Langley
Heather St John’s vs. Eastwood CFC
Nuneaton Griff vs. Ashby Ivanhoe
All times GMT unless stated.
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