July 2011 News
A St. Matthew’s team made the trip to the Seymour Leisure Centre in Marylebone on July 16th and came away winners of the inaugural London 2-Touch-Rulz Championship in the U14s division. Not only did they come away with a trophy, they gained some admirers for their footballing style in the process. Please see event organiser Charles Browne’s comments below. Well done boys! And James Alexander for managing the team (and giving up his Saturday!)
‘The London 2-Touch-Rulz Football Championships took place on Saturday 16th July 2011 at Seymour Leisure Centre W1, which was chosen as a neutral venue for the teams that were representing the best 2-Touch players from North, South, East, and West London.
‘…(In the Under 14′s) Chalk Farm from North London put up the best challenge but the runaway winners in this age division was St Matthew’s from Brixton, South London who demolished all competition with a slick team of individuals that played 2-Touch the way it was meant to be played, winning 3 -0, 4 – 0, and 5 – 0 to qualify for the finals. Chalk farm then raised their game as the other qualifiers to the finals to make it a close game, ending up in a 2 – 2 draw, which meant the winner would have to be decided again by penalties. South London’s St Matthew’s came out winners with a 2 – 1 penalty shootout victory.’
Edited: July 24th, 2011
For the second year running we will be travelling to Arsenal’s impressive Emirates Stadium for the Emirates Cup on Saturday July 30th. The teams facing Arsenal this year are the New York Red Bulls, Paris Saint German and Boca Juniors, Diego Maradona’s very first team. We have 12 tickets, which will be allocated to girls with the best attendance records at Ferndale over the 2010-11 season.
Edited: July 18th, 2011
Thanks to funding from Capital Radio’s Help A London Child, the St. Matthew’s Project has teamed up with London South Bank University to put on a media industry taster day and drama workshop for SMP members aged 16 and over. From scripting to story boarding, acting to filming, LSBU will help you make your own short film to be screened for family and friends. All you need is your imagination and a mobile phone…
Places are limited to 15 and will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis so if you haven’t already booked your place, please ring Lee now on 07944 101 134.
Free lunch provided too!
Edited: July 15th, 2011
The Sky Sports News team finished filming on Saturday (July 9) for their special report on inner-city football schemes. They got some great footage and comments and went away very pleased and impressed with what they saw. Well done to all involved and special thanks to the two Jasons – ‘Left-foot’ and ‘Right-foot’ – for sharing their views on camera.
Sky presenter, Charlie Webster, kindly brought a bag full of Sky goodies along with her, including a customised pair of rising young England star Connor Wickham’s boots, which we will be handing out to a deserving St. Matthew’s recipient later in the year. Watch out for the report on Sky Sports News on August 22.
Edited: July 10th, 2011