London Communities League kicks off

Anonymous 03 December 2014

One hundred young men from north east London will be competing in the London Communities League this season. The league, which was established by LPFF in 2003, provides newly formed teams with an introduction to playing regular affiliated matches. Thanks to external funding, including money raised at our 2013 Gala Dinner, the league covers all pitch hire and referees fees which removes the financial constraints for these teams. The League Committee also keeps administration to a minimum to reduce the burden on the volunteer coaches and managers.

The 2014/15 season kicked off with an 8-a-side tournament on the 3G pitch at Douglas Eyre Sports Centre where league fixtures will be played every Sunday afternoon. Chris Hodge, Matchday Supervisor said: “The league is a fantastic opportunity for these groups of players, who train every week in their local community, to gain experience of playing in an affiliated league. Without the support of the London Playing Fields Foundation these teams would not have the resources to join a mainstream competition and would be lost to the ‘football family’.”