Leicester City Women Football Club

Dates set for Academy Cup ties

  • The Foxes will travel to face Arsenal Academy on Sunday 3 March
  • The return leg will be on Wednesday 6 March at Riverside Pavilion
  • The winner of the tie will host Chelsea Academy in the Quarter Finals

The Dates for Leicester City Women’s Academy Cup clash with Arsenal have now been confirmed with Leah Grant’s side hosting the 2nd leg on Wednesday 6 March at Riverside Pavilion.

The Foxes are one of four invited teams into the competition this season alongside Manchester United, Durham and the English Colleges FA.

The first-leg, to be played at the University of Hertfordshire will be played on Sunday 3 March as Leah Grant’s side travel down to face the two-time winners and three-time finalists.

Riverside Pavilion will host the second-leg on Wednesday 6 March at 7:45pm with fans encouraged to get behind the Foxes to push them into the Quarter Finals where they would host Chelsea Academy.

Speaking to LCWFC TV, Reserves Manager Leah Grant said: “The girls are excited for this draw. It’ll be interesting to see how Arsenal prepare and play given they have had a lot more time together as a squad.

“It’ll be good to give the girls a taster of the next level of women’s football for sure.”

Brighton & Hove Albion Academy, beaten by Chelsea in the first round, will face the losing side in the Quarter Finals of the FA WSL Academy Plate.

Leah Grant’s side are currently 2nd in the FA WNL Reserves Midlands Division whilst they also reached the Semi-Finals of both the Leicestershire County Cup and the FA WNL Reserves Cup.