Loughborough Lions AFC and Charnwood College enter into NEW PARTNERSHIP!!!

We are delighted to confirm a new agreement between ourselves and Charnwood College.

The 5 year agreement will see Charnwood College be the new home for all 13 teams within the club for both matchday and training - This is a huge win for the club as it will secure our future for the next 5 years providing great infrastructure and a permanent base for the club to be known as the "Lions den"

Commercial and community Director for the club Darren Willoughby commented

"This is great news for the club and gives us a permanent base to build on -We will benefit from the use of 3g pitches , ample parking , changing facilities as well as ongoing storage and snack bar facilities ensuring that the infrastructure available for all the players, coaches and supporters of both home and away teams is top class to support our young players "

Coach mentor John Mitchell at Loughborough Lions commented

We are delighted to have signed this deal with Charnwood College - This will enable us to continue to support young footballers within the Loughborough community by creating sporting pathways from the early stages of football development in our academy through to our under 16s - This also supports our aspirations to offer top quality and affordable professional coaching to all no matter what background or ability "

Great news for the club and exciting times ahead for everyone at Loughborough Lions AFC.



Loughborough Lions AFC football club is based in the heart of Loughborough, Leicestershire. We provide a FUN, safe environment for boys and girls of all abilities to come along and learn and develop their football skills whilst having FUN along the way. 


Supporting the community through football!

England Football Accredited is for all non-professional leagues and clubs. It helps them create the experiences and environments where players, coaches and volunteers can thrive.

Accredited clubs are more sustainable, more resilient and built to last. 

Mini Football Academy 

LLAFC are delighted to announce that we are in association with JMFA who will be our main provider of our mini academy football programme within Loughborough. JMFA provide experienced professional coaches and a proven pathway from mini kickers football to professional/local clubs. Our mini academy programme will be led by our Chairman John Mitchell (Owner of JMFA) to provide the best environment for your child to develop and learn the basic and key fundamentals of football in a FUN, friendly and safe environment whilst making new friends along the way.

Weetabix Wildcats!




Are you looking for a fun way for girls 5-11 to get involved with football? Then look no further! Weetabix Wildcats is the place to be, everyone is super awesome; from the friends you’ll meet to The FA qualified coaches and volunteers who deliver the sessions.


What we do!

Our aims as a community club.

We are a new inclusive for all community football club which does our best to make grassroots football available and affordable for all children from different backgrounds within the local and surrounding areas whilst helping local charities within Loughborough. We aim to provide a pathway from our mini academy programme to grassroots football whilst having great fun along the way. 

We Support RAINBOWS!

Sadly, some children just don't live long enough. 

We are delighted to announce that our chosen charity for Loughborough Lions AFC is Rainbows hospice right here in Loughborough. As a community club we want to help raise awareness and give back when we can. Now more than ever we need to help Rainbows continue the great work they do for children and their families.


We pride ourselves on being an open and transparent football club for all which aims to provide the best football experience for players, parents and coaches within our community. If you see or hear anything that you feel needs to be discussed or brought to our attention then please contact us immediately through our welfare officer. Contact details available under our Club Welfare information tab.

FA launch NEW PLAY SAFE campaign!

Play safe is being run in partnership with the NSPCC and has the full backing of the Premier League, EFL, Barclays FA Women’s Super League and the FA Women’s Championship. It’s also supported and being run across every other level of the game.

Among their key messages are the importance of listening to children, as well as knowing how and who to speak to if concerns do arise.

For more information on how we are helping support this campaign here at Loughborough Lions then please contact us through any our social media platforms, website, club phone or email. All details available on our websites home page.



Proud to support FvH 

Football v Homophobia exists to challenge discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression at all levels in football. As an international initiative FvH engages in campaigning, education, advice and guidance, research, policy consultation and capacity building to:


  1. Make existing football structures safe, welcoming and inclusive for LGBTI people.
  2. Create opportunities and promote engagement of LGBTI people in football at all levels and in all forms.
  3. Improve the representation and visibility of LGBTI people throughout football.
  4. To realise the potential of football in society as a tool to create positive change.


Come along, get involved and meet the team!

Are you interested in helping the next generation of young footballers start their grassroots journey? Here at LLAFC we are always looking for the right people to come along and get involved within our club. As a coach or manager we would back the right individual(s) to acquire their qualifications and progress within their own coaching journey. We have a great coaches progression programme in place to help all our coaches be the best they can be. If you are interested in what we can offer then please contact us on the below.


Club phone - 07306219207

Email -

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