Pembury Squad wins Londonwide football tournament
A team of young people from the Pembury Estate youth club have won the Eid Cup six-a-side football tournament, beating 15 teams from across London.
Raldy Patrick, Peabody youth worker and team coach, said: “We only had two days to prepare, and the fact the team won is a great testament to them — they got to showcase their talent and prove to themselves that they can achieve whatever they put their minds to.”
The Eid Cup was first delivered in 2007 as a positive community event to bring together the army, the police and the local community after the 7/7 London bombings.
Champions: The tournament was held at Drapers Field Sports Ground, Leyton
Supported by London Youth, an organisation that networks youth clubs operating throughout greater London, the tournament has become a flagship event, engaging over 4,000 children, young people and adults in the past eight years.
Emmanuel, 16, said: “It was fun. It was really competitive but a good opportunity for young people to interact with each other.”
Young people wanting to take part in football training can do so at Hackney Downs Park, every Monday at 6pm (under-12s) and every Saturday at 1pm (under-19s).
Football coaching accreditation level 1 is also offered to those over the age of 16.
For more information call Raldy Patrick on 07956 386266.