Thursday, September 26, 2013

Stepney Football Club celebrate 20 years

Stepney Football Club have always prided themselves on being "more than a football club" and recently celebrated their twentieth year in existence. Celebrties and members from other local clubs turned out to pay homage to the east end team. As well as the guests, members both past and present turned out to celebrate the achievements of a small club that started with just a pair of football jerseys way back in 1993. The evening was hosted by Nadia Ali from the BBC Asian Network.

There was a lively video presentation of the clubs history from the early days to the present.

The senior and junior teams were recognised for their success and chief guests from Tower Hamlets and TATA Consultancy handed out personal awards. There were solemn moments amidst all the fun as Stepney stalwarts Mujibur Rahman and Malcolm Lane were both remembered by those present. Both these figureheads were lost to cancer within the last 12 calender months.

Tower Hamlets Speaker Lesley Pavitt said: "Congratulations on achieving this milestone and I wish you many more years of great success.

Vice Chair Forid Ahmed thanked supporters and Tower Hamlets for all the support provided - "I hope we can continue to work in partnership for the betterment of our community," he added.

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