22nd September 2018
10 am - 5.00 pm
Petchey Academy E8 2EY
All Welcome

We're back!

The eagerly awaited Playing For Kicks 5-a-side tournament is back for its 3rd year running. Teaming up with UEFA's Together #weplaystrong - this years edition is set to be momentous. Alongside some familiar faces, we will be welcoming plenty of grassroots goodness from London and Paris. As we cheer on 10 awesome women’s football teams, we  will raise funds for Imkaan - A UK-based, black feminist organisation dedicated to addressing violence against women and girls.

Come down on Saturday 22nd September from 10am - 5.00pm at Petchey Academy. Whatever your appetite may be, we’ve got it covered. DJ sets from Romance FC & friends so you know the tunes will be on point, yummy food and beverages supplied by What A Melon and Old Blue Last. Bring your pals and join us for a day of footballing fun!  

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In partnership with

Supported by


K2RAH   10:30am - 12pm

So Future |  @K2RAH

A curator, DJ and promoter, K2RAH ​(pron. keh-TWO-rah)​ has been championing exciting new artists and forward-thinking sounds since 2010. Founder of the collective and club night ​So Future​, she’s built a reputation for playing fun and energetic DJ sets and effortlessly weaving along the spectrum of future sounds, electronic, bass, garage, hip hop & alt- R&B.

Livicee    12pm - 1:30pm


Livicee performs at countless venues across London, with a regular spot at Ace Hotel as well as for large-scale international events such as Cannes Lions, Eurobest, Money2020 and London Pride. Feel good music is her thing - spinning disco, funk and house.

Jyoty    1:30pm - 3:00pm

Rinse FM   |   @Jyoty

Jyoty Singh is a longtime London homey with A1 music taste. Coming up in her native Amsterdam’s music scene, she bounced over to London, hustling working night club doors up to presenting on Boiler Room and her radio slot on Rinse FM today. With a big appetite for beatmakers, expect nothing less than grooves to make you move.

Bwalya  3:00pm - 4.00pm


Bwalya Newton is a Zambian-born, London-based DJ, writer and the founder of women’s basketball team, Hackney Gazelles. As a DJ, her set list comprises of an eclectic mix of Afrobeat, baile funk, garage, dancehall with smatterings of hip hop and R&B. She is a mainstay at artist Kareem Reid’s Body Party and regularly performs for Bad Sports, Mushpit, and Work It.

Gin   4:00pm - 5.00pm

Goldsnap |   @ginginothy

GIN is a London Based DJ and a founder of Goldsnap and Resis'dance. GIN has been DJing for over 6 years and has graced the stage at Southbank, Tate Britain, the V & A, Dalston Superstore, as well as notorious parties such as Pxssy Palace and Gal-dem. GIN spins a great variety of genres, some are R&B, Hip Hop, UK Funky, UK Garage, House and DIsco


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!

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

Lush Lyfe FC

South London football squad for all women (trans/intersex/cis) gender queer and non-binary people who want to play the beautiful game and live your best life.

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.

Easton Cowgirls

“Always anti-fascist, always inclusive and always a shambles!’ Easton Cowgirls are a women’s football club based in Easton, Bristol. We organise training and games to enable women of all ages (18+) and abilities to play football. We are part of a global network of clubs who recognise all people’s right to equality, irrespective of their age, class, culture, disability, gender, race, religion, or sexuality.

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.


UEFA Together #weplaystrong UEFA has launched a ground-breaking initiative, aimed at transforming perceptions of women's football and encouraging girls to take up and continue playing the game.

Imkaan: Imkaan is a UK-based, Black feminist organisation. We are the only national second-tier women’s organisation dedicated to addressing violence against Black and minoritised women and girls i.e. women and girls which are defined in policy terms as Black and ‘Minority Ethnic’ (BME). We respect and value the incredible ethos in which Imkaan represents and hope you will join us in offering support for this event.


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 to 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 has been organised by the in-house Romance FC creative squad.

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 and WePlayStrong. 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 £3 each, to support our chosen charity Imkaan.

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