Football Club

The MNC Football Club

Get fit and have fun! Join the MNC Football Club.
New players welcome!
All abilities can train with us. Men and women, beginners and experienced players.

Join us for training sessions every Thursday evening at 5pm.
St Johns Sports Centre all-weather pitches.
11 Malvern Road, St Johns, Worcester WR2 4LE

Women and beginners team: 5pm – 6pm.
Men’s team: 5pm – 6pm

£1 per training session, or £5 per month for regulars
Family and carers are welcome to stay — and join in!

Manager and Welfare Officer – Helen Gill
Assistant Manager – Kevin Dowding

If you would like to come along, call Helen on 07973 788029

We are an England Football Accredited Club affiliated to Worcestershire FA. We adhere to the FA Anti-bullying and Equality Protocols.

England Football Accredited Club

The Monday Night Club Football Club belongs to the Three Counties Ability Counts League and enter two teams to play in six tournaments in the league every season. The tournaments are played in Worcester, Telford and Hereford. We were runners-up in 2018.

We are trained by Worcestershire Disability Sport FA-trained coaches and we encourage and support players to become trained coaches. This includes first aid for football and safeguarding qualifications.

Our club founder, Laura Gill, is an FA Level 1 coach. The manager and coaches have FA qualifications in Training Disabled Football.

June 2021
We are delighted to have received a grant from Made By Sport for #ClubsInCrisis through Worcestershire Community Foundation. This will help us to buy new kit and equipment, and to carry on training on All-Weather pitches at St Johns Sports Centre with FA qualified coaches, provided by Disability Sport Worcestershire.

Worcestershire Community Foundation. Made By Sport.

May 2021
Charmaine Maloney, one of the original members of our women’s team has qualified as a FA Level 1 coach. After a longer than anticipated course, she is now fully qualified as a FA Level 1 coach and match referee. Charmaine was part of Worcs FA Lionesses Programme 2019/20.

Charmaine Maloney
Tournament at Worcester University 2019

We took part in the community sporting event, Worcestershire Street Football Tournament in July 2019. We won the Disability Team cup.

Winners! Worcestershire Street Football Tournament

We received the Worcester Community Sport Award 2017, presented to Laura and Owen by Steve Cram, Olympian.

Steve Cram, Owen Prince, Laura Gill, Allison Curbishley

Sport and physical activity are crucial to achieving our club’s mission and are an integral part of the club’s activities. Adults with learning disabilities and autism find opportunities to engage in physical activity are hard to access in the community. The Monday Night Club is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of our members and we actively encourage them to take part in enjoyable, regular, inclusive physical activity. To this end we started our own football club over five years ago.

We have now added a women’s training session and have 8 young women with disabilities training every week with other beginners.

People with learning disabilities are at danger of becoming much more isolated from the wider community – they are very often not in education, or employment, and anything that brings them together in a common activity will be of benefit to their mental and physical health. There are many benefits derived from belonging to a team, training and challenging each other together. Improved mental health from social cohesion, connections and regular physical activity. Feelings of well-being will be enhanced, resilience and confidence improved, fitness boosted and all the subsequent benefits for future health outcomes that all this brings.

The Monday Night Club is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of our members and we actively encourage them to take part in enjoyable, regular, inclusive physical activity.

Summer training session