Football Club

Kirby Muxloe Football Club

Kirby Muxloe FC was founded in 1910 and has been active ever since, excluding the war years. Here is a brief history.

The early years

After the 2nd World War, in 1947, the Club joined the Leicester Mutual League and remained there for many years.

In 1972, the Football Club amalgamated with the local Cricket Club to form Kirby Muxloe Sports and Village Club with a new club house on Ratby Lane built entirely through the efforts of the local community.

Ten years later the Club joined the Leicester City League where it remained for 8 seasons until an application to join the Leicestershire Senior League was accepted in 1982. In five seasons the Club found themselves in the Premier Division following their 3rd place in Division 1.

The '80's

In 1989 Gary Keenan was appointed manager and within 5 seasons the Club were back in the Premier Division after winning both League 1 and the Coalville Cup. In season 1997/98 Kirby were victorious in the Battle of Britain Cup and runners up in the league. The same season also saw Kirby venture into the FA Vase for only the second time in their history. During the same season, floodlights were erected, followed by an all weather floodlit training pitch.

2000 onwards

The 2003/04 season saw Kirby finish runners up to Loughborough Dynamo. In 2005/06 Kirby reached the final of the Leicestershire County Cup. The following season, the Club beat Ibstock 3-2 and finished runners up in the league. In 2007/08 Kirby won the Leicestershire Senior League Premier division, scoring over 100 goals.

In 2008/09 Kirby joined the newly formed East Midlands Counties League and were crowned inaugural champions, and promoted to the Midland Football Alliance. In their first season in the MFA, Kirby finished 8th and 9th in consecutive seasons.

2009/10 also saw Kirby’s first venture into the FA Cup and, following a 1-2 victory against Oadby Town, Kirby were beaten 6-2 by Brocton.

In 2014 Gary Keenan stood down, following 25 years as player and manager with his assistant John Love taking over as 1st team manager. In the 2014/15 season, Kirby achieved their best ever finish in 5th place and were unbeaten at home against the 4 teams who finished above them.

2015/2016 saw the FA move Kirby laterally from the MFL into the UCL.

For any further information please phone 0116 2393201 (Kirby Muxloe Sports Club) for the name and contact details of someone who may be able to help you further.