Crest of Loughborough Dynamo Football Club

Loughborough Dynamo

The Moes

Loughborough Dynamo Football Club, nicknamed “The Moes,” is a non-league football club based in Loughborough, Leicestershire.

Established in 1955, they currently compete in the Pitching In Northern Premier League Division One Midlands, which is part of the eighth tier of English football. The team calls Nanpantan Sports Ground their home ground.

Dynamo, established in 1955 by Loughborough Grammar School pupils, was created as a response to the school’s shift from football to rugby. Named after FC Dynamo Moscow and inspired by Wolverhampton Wanderers’ colors, Dynamo initially played friendly matches before joining the Loughborough Alliance League in 1957. Despite early success, they faced setbacks due to inadequate facilities, which hindered their progression to higher leagues. Through several league changes and ground moves, Dynamo eventually settled at the Nanpantan Sports Ground (NSG), later renamed The ADT Stadium.

The early 2000s were transformative for Dynamo, with facility upgrades at NSG allowing promotion to the Premier Division. Under James Ellis’s management, Dynamo secured multiple local football titles and advanced to the Midland Football Alliance (MFA). Further success came with promotion to the Northern Premier League Division One South and victories in the Westerby Challenge Cup in 2010 and 2012.

Challenges in the mid-2010s saw Dynamo narrowly avoiding relegation, but they rebounded under Peter Ward’s leadership, achieving a higher league position and reaching the Leicestershire Challenge Cup final. Lee Attenborough’s subsequent tenure as manager led to a strong league finish. The 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons were disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, impacting the club’s progress.