Hinckley LRFC
Full nameHinckley LRFC
Nickname(s)The Knitters
GroundLeicester Road Stadium, Hinckley
Capacity6,250 (732 seated)[1]
ManagerNeil Lyne
LeagueNorthern Premier League Division One Midlands
2021–22United Counties League Premier Division South, 2nd of 20 (promoted)

Hinckley Leicester Road Football Club is a football club based in Hinckley, England. Formed on 4 November 2013 after the liquidation of Hinckley United the previous month, they are currently members of the Northern Premier League Division One Midlands and play at the Leicester Road Stadium.


When Hinckley United folded in October 2013, two clubs were formed to replace them; Hinckley AFC and Leicester Road. Leicester Road were accepted into Division Two of the newly formed Midland League for the 2014–15 season.[2] They were runners-up in their first season, earning promotion to Division One,[2] where they would play Hinckley AFC for the first time.[3]

In 2016–17 Leicester Road club won the Leicestershire and Rutland Senior Cup, beating Holwell Sports 2–1 in the final.[4] In 2021 the club were promoted and transferred to the Premier Division South of the United Counties League based on their results in the abandoned 2019–20 and 2020–21 seasons. In September 2021 the club were renamed Hinckley LRFC.


Following their formation, both Hinckley AFC and Leicester Road attempted to secure the right to use Leicester Road Stadium.[5] Leicester Road were ultimately successful in purchasing the stadium,[6] with Hinckley AFC having to groundshare at Heather St John's.[7]




  1. ^ Stadium Complex Leicester Road F.C.
  2. ^ a b c d Leicester Road at the Football Club History Database
  3. ^ Countdown to derby day for Leicester Road and Hinckley AFC The Hinckley Times, 19 November 2015
  4. ^ LRFC lift county cup! Leicester Road F.C.
  5. ^ On-field rows and off-pitch wrangles at Greene King Stadium Hinckley Times, 1 May 2014
  6. ^ Leicester Road Football Club defends no access to pitches gate BBC News, 8 February 2016
  7. ^ Groundshare Confirmed Hinckley A.F.C.
  8. ^ Leicestershire & Rutland County FA: Results - Leicestershire & Rutland County FA, accessdate: January 20, 2020
  9. ^ Best Attendances Leicester Road F.C.
  10. ^ Highest Scores Leicester Road F.C.