10 am - 6 pm
23rd September 2017
Shoreditch Powerleague
Romance FC

We're back!

Save the date for Playing for Kicks on Saturday September 23rd 2017. The tournament will see 12 respected grassroots teams from London, Essex and Paris whose mindset and community spirit hold them high as perfect contenders. Each team will take to the five-a-side pitches to battle it out to be hailed champions of Playing For Kicks 2017.

Expect full-flavoured food from Capish?, live DJ sets from Romance FC & friends; Season Zine, XL Recordings and NTS. Come one, come all, bring a guest, and enjoy.

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Supported by


Sian Rowe   10:30am - 12pm

Season Zine | Young Turks

Gemini    12pm - 1:30pm

Hackney Gazelles

Foxy Neela    1:30pm - 3:30pm

XL Recordings

Nadia Ksaiba  3:30pm - 5pm


Janeen Beanz   4:30pm - 6pm

13 Starz Radio


Wonderkid FC

WONDERKID FC was born out of the WONDERKID film project, which tackles one of football’s biggest issues – homophobia. The film is part of a nationwide campaign to raise awareness about a lack of openly gay professionals in the sport and the core message of the film (and the team) is that it is ok to be yourself and that of course, football is for everyone!

Tuesday Night Lights

"You can tell they've been training." We play mixed football and want to get as many women playing as possible. When - Every Tuesday night at 7:30pm. Where - On the corner of Columbia Road and Ravenscroft Street. Come play!

South London Laces

South London Laces is a community club that aims to encourage women and girls to develop their football skills and play in a fun and social environment. We provide opportunities to play on different levels, as well as support for volunteers and aspiring coaches. The club provides affordable, inclusive and fun football, putting the players at the heart of everything we do

She Can Play

Inspiring girls and women to play Football and stay in Football! Our women's team are a group of mates that get together to play 5 a side and have a laugh.

Romance FC

Romance FC was formed in 2012 and is made up of women from all corners of the creative industry. We work together on and off the pitch to build a relaxed, diverse and social environment where common interests reshape the world of women's grassroots football.

Queerspace FC

Friendly kickabout for queer, trans and non-binary people // Meet at Victoria Park every week // All levels of ability welcome // Wear what you want // No special gear needed beyond trainers // We don't take ourselves too seriously // Informal skills training // Minimal running // Run as much as you feel // Just come to hang out // Taking up space is political

Patina Patata

Patina Patata is an offshoot of a regular Sunday kickabout in Regent's Park that has been going since 1999.

Goaldiggers FC

Goal Diggers FC is a non-profit club set up in North London in 2015 to make playing football more accessible and available to women regardless of their experience or ability. Our aim is to create an environment where everyone feels welcome and encouraged. Teams are picked on availability instead of ability in order to ensure everyone gets an equal chance to play.

Football Beyond Borders

We are a charity which uses football as tool to educate and empower young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. We provide them with the skills and opportunities to achieve their goals and make their voices heard.

FBB Warriors

"The warriors come from all walks of life, we are all about playing fun football no matter your ability and enjoying the game to the fullest"

Cacahuètes Sluts

Cacahuètes Sluts is a women's football amateur team. A creative, inclusive and committed team. Passionate about the practice and culture of football. Its goal? That feminine amateur football progresses, develops in Paris, and everywhere else.


Creative Mentor Network

For this tournament Romance FC are proud to partner with Creative Mentor Network – an organisation that work directly with schools across London to connect talented young people from diverse backgrounds, with those working in the creative industries.

Fans for Diversity

Fans for Diversity is an initiative originally started by Kick It Out and the Football Supporters Federation to help promote diversity and inclusion across the sport, removing the boundaries on age, gender, race, disability, faith and sexual orientation.

A Little Less Conversation

Prior to the tournament we're hosting ‘A Little Less Conversation’ -  a series of panel discussions focusing on topics including; The importance of mental health within group sports and collectives and Diversity Within Creative Surroundings. F A M co-founder and original Romance FC player, Nell Jordan-Gent will lead the evenings curation alongside an inspiring line-up of guest speakers from all walks of the creative and sporting world.


Playing for Kicks is an annual tournament hosted by Romance FC. Our aim is to create a fun, positive and inclusive day where grassroots women's teams of all levels get a chance to play – and an opportunity for friends come down to support. Please read our tournament Code of Conduct before attending our event. Watch the video from last year to get a sense of what the day will be like.


This event is organised by the Romance FC creative squad with help Lava, Alia and Abigail – three badass mentees from the Creative Mentor Network.

For enquiries please contact romancefc.co@gmail.com


Design and branding by defender Aimee Capstick  – ps hire her for freelance
Web design by midfielder wizzard Karoline K


Please note that all players, spectators, volunteers, refs and staff must adhere to our tournament code of conduct.

Please also note that by attending this event you agree to be filmed by members of the Romance FC crew. The footage will be used to promote future Romance FC events.


Romance FC has kindly requested that spectators on the day donate a minimum of £2 each, to support the artists, designers, djs and organisers who have given up their time to make all Romance FC events happen.

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