Sunday 16 November saw East Village’s first charity football match in aid of Children in Need; run by the E20 Football Academy.
The charity match was well attended by local residents and raised money for the children’s charity, which has been match funded by both the East Village Residents Association and Get Living London, the residential owner and rental management company behind the private rental homes at East Village.
Players included young East Village residents who are part of the football academy, as well as former professional and semi professional football players. Non-footballing residents did their part for the charity by baking and selling cupcakes on the day.
E20 Football Academy was founded by parents in East Village and has been a huge success with young people since its inception. Jonathan Silman, co-founder of the E20 Football Academy and a coach at West Ham United, said; “I was humbled by the interest and support from the parents and children of East Village. I’m proud to live in such an amazing area with fantastic people.”
The free football academy which is hosted in East Village’s very own Harris Foundation school, Chobham Academy, continues to grow and attract young people aged 6 to 16. East Village residents interested in joining the E20 Football Academy are welcome to join the training sessions on Sundays between 10am – 12pm at Chobham Academy.