Councillor Ahmed, who displayed impressive ball control during the training session said: “It’s great to be a part of a happy and safe environment. I have particularly enjoyed watching the parents stay present and support their children for the whole session.
“Members of Stepney FC are making a tremendous effort to work with the community. And I would like to thank the volunteers at all levels who are contributing so much day in and day out.”
There was advice for the youngsters: “Football is not just a sport, it unites, improves fitness and has so many benefits. If in life, you adopt the principles of football - unity, togetherness and hard work then you will do very well.”
"This was my son's first day with the club and he has loved every minute of it, said Kamal Uddin, a parent. "As a parent I am happy for my son to take part in a safe and fun environment such as this. I just wish there was more sessions."
Stepney FC President Abdal Ullah said: “It is vital to educate young children in matters regarding health and fitness . Football offers a great opportunity for participants to get fit, enjoy, socialise and develop a whole host of life skills. What better way to promote this than by having the borough’s first citizen pay a visit and join in the training. The children will appreciate and treasure this memory.”