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Tony Incenzo's Ground of the Week: Thurnby Nirvana

Groundhopper Tony Incenzo made a visit to United Counties League side Thurnby Nirvana as they welcomed Holbeach to their Dakyn Road ground. You can follow Tony on Twitter at @tonyincenzo

Thurnby Nirvana F.C. is an English football club based in Thurnby Lodge, near Leicester in Leicestershire. Established in 2008 by a merger of Thurnby Rangers and Leicester Nirvana, the club are currently members of the United Counties Football League and play at Dakyn Road.

Thurnby Rangers
Thurnby Rangers joined Division One of the Leicestershire Senior League in 1997. They won the division in their first season, and finished as runners-up the following year. In 2000–01 they won the division again, and this time were promoted to the Premier Division. In 2004–05 they won the Premier Division, but were not promoted to the Midland Alliance.

Leicester Nirvana
Leicester Nirvana were established in 1982, having grown out of the Red Star youth group. They initially played at Victoria Park and joined the Mutual League. In 1989 they joined Division One of the Central Midlands League, finishing as runners-up in their first season. The following season they resigned mid-season, but rejoined the league for the 1991–92 season. They left the league at the end of the season, and in 1994 decided to become a youth club only.

Merged club
After merging in 2008 the club took Rangers' place in the Premier Division of the Leicestershire Senior League, although Leicester Nirvana continued as a youth club. In 2009–10 they finished third and were promoted to the East Midlands Counties League. They entered the FA Cup for the first time in 2011–12.


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Attendance 57
Dakyn Road, Leicester
UCL Premier Division

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