The tournament aims to engage teenagers across London in a giant two day 11-a-side tournament, hosted at Wanstead Flats in East London. The competition will bring together 32 youth teams from each borough in the city, with off-pitch activities available on site to engage players in employability and personal development opportunities.
Street Soccer, in partnership with the Black Prince Trust and FAST, have selected a 18 player squad, following trials across our sites in Lambeth and Nine Elms.
With the event looming in just over a weeks’ time, the squad have been hard at work in training with Street Soccer coaches Matthew and
Jack. The group have also benefited from having a strength and conditioning coach on site.
With an influx of new players in the Street Soccer programmes, this will be the first opportunity for many of the boys to come together as a team representing Street Soccer.
We anticipate this to be a fantastic learning experience for all involved. The tournament is the latest instalment in a series of initiatives from HWFC and partners Nike to tackle violence among young men across the city.
We are proud to be part of such a big event as we strive to continue to make positive change through football.