It's finally time to play again! We're happy to announce that we'll be hosting the Playing For Kicks tournament again this year on Saturday June 4th 2022. This year is going to be special for many reasons – we get to bring you all together after 2 long years, we've got space for more beginners teams to participate and for the first time we'll have a full Junior tournament.
The tournament is being run in partnership with the adidas football collective and by our friends The Goalposts League.
Back in 2016 we held our first Playing For Kicks tournament in an attempt to create an event after our own hearts: competitive, inclusive, social and with good music. We’ve learnt a lot over the years, and have been thrilled to see a huge rise in new women's teams being formed alongside a vast amount of individual enthusiasts.
Playing for Kicks aims to provide the much needed space to celebrate and connect the grassroots community in all its forms. We believe football should be accessible to everyone, across all ages, playing abilities, gender identity & expression, race, ethnicity & religion.
We cannot WAIT to finally bring the UKs women, trans and non-binary grassroots teams and their supporters together for a full day of football, music and friendship. So mark your calendar and come on down to Trent Park on June 4th 2022.
As ever, we're committed to creating an inclusive tournament environment, and will be asking everyone to adhere to our code of conduct. If you have accessibility needs, or questions or concerns – please get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org
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GIN - Co-founder of Resis’dance, Black Obsidian Sound System, Nite Dykez & Founder of Hackney Carnival’s first QTIPOC stage: Faggamuffin Bloc Party, which has received funding from Arts Council England and Hackney Council for the last two years, and focuses on queer culture in Carnival. GIN is a DJ & event producer w/ 10+ years experience behind the decks. They’ve played stages at Southbank, Tate, V&A, Dalston Superstore, Berlin, as well as notorious parties & festivals such as Pxssy Palace, Lovebox & Secret Garden Party. GIN is currently working with UK Black Pride and Stonewall UK to deliver events, whilst championing Safer Spaces Policies in nightlife throughout."
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Each year we choose a charity organisation to support. This year we will be supporting Comfort Angels - A women's refugee and asylum seeking football team based in Toxteth, Liverpool. Their team will also compete in the tournament. We hope you all will join us in giving them a warm welcome.
19 teams across intermediate, beginners and total beginners (round robin) will play for fun and glory – and a chance to get win special, handcrafted trophies.
We'll be creating and printing a match report on the day that captures the spirit, drama and feelings of grassroots football in real time. Share your thoughts and grab a copy at the end of the day.
For the first time junior teams will complete in their own full tournament – starting at lunchtime, giving younger players plenty of game time.
Excited to have Rooibos providing pitch side hair cuts to our players in attendance. Specially priced for PFK2022 at: £10 clipper, £20 short-med and £30 long. All can be booked directly through Sam on the day.
- Sam set up Rooibos to create a safe space for trans and queer haircuts, offering discounts for fellow natural redheads 🔥
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.
Saturday June 4th 2022
10am - 5pm (Teams check with your captain for arrival team)
Trent Park Pitches, Bramley Road, N14 4UW
The nearest station is Oakwood Station (Piccadilly line) and there is parking on site. Most areas of Trent Park has disabled access and there's an accessible bathroom, but there are steps down to the pitches. Please get in touch if you have accessibility needs. Email: email@example.com