Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Youthful spirit shines through during JMC football tournament

Emdad Rahman: Sixteen primary and secondary schools battled it out for the right to lift the JMC Champions Cup.

The last day of the glorious summer weather was an added bonus as visitors crammed in to Stepney Astroturf to enjoy a day of entertaining football. A Souk taking place in Stepney Park ensured a larger crowd were in attendance.

The secondary tournament final was played out between Weavers and Wapping. Weavers won 2-1.

The primary final saw ELM JMC 1 overpower Wapping 6-1 with star striker and man of the tournament Osama Amin scoring 5 dazzling goals.

Mustaq Ahmed, JMC Programme Manager said: "We take the concept of community very seriously and football is one way of encouraging positive interaction and development within an enjoyable environment. I have been very pleased at the levels of stamina, enjoyment and unity that I have seen here today.

"The weather has been tremendous and I would like to thank all my volunteers and the officials who volunteered their time to make this day a success. I hope everyone enjoyed a great day of football."

The tournament was supported by London borough of Tower Hamlets & Canary Wharf. 

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