Estudiantes is a sport-for-development project based in Haringey in North London.
This weekend, we will be taking 15 students to the University of Cambridge as a reward for their great efforts in education this year.
Following a tour of the University, the students will have the chance to play a game of football at Queen's College in Cambridge, one of top Universities in the world. 10th May
The students were able to gain a really impressive win over Cheslea Rovers on Sunday as they returned to play in Tottenham. The students who had completed a 2 week easter training program that consisted of 6 training sessions dominated their opponents and recorded an outstanding win. 18th Apr 2021.
The students had the chance to visit the best UniversityforSport in the world at Loughborough University.
The boys were given a tour of the incredible sports facilities before playing matches against outstanding Loughborough teams in Futsal and Football.. a huge thank you to IFA and Loughborough University for hosting us. 10th Apr 2021.
The students had the chance to play against the development team of Ilford FC, a semi professional team from East London. Despite losing 1-0 the students performed well on the evening. Thank you to UK Youth for supporting this opportunity
7th April 2021
the team performed incredibly well to hold Harlow Town Reserves to a 0-0 draw. In their best display to date, the football team played with intensity, passion and quality and had good chances to win the game. . Thank you to UK Youth for supporting this opportunity 3rd April 2021
27 of our participants had the chance to train at Enfield Town FC on Friday evening. The evening was used to reward those who had shown a positive attitude towards their education. The incredible grass pitch at Enfield Town, made for a great training match between the 1st and 2nd team at Estudiantes.. 2nd April 2021
The team put in a great performance against Genesis. In our first futsal game for 3 months, the students played with a great intensity and quality, and matched Genesis for long periods of the match. Thank you to UK Youth for supporting this opportunity 30th Mar 2021
Our football team will play a number of exciting games in the coming weeks, as we look to build towards our trip to Cambridge University.
21st Mar 2021
We are delighted to have secured Charter Standard Status for our club through the Amateur FA in recognition of our safeguarding policies and club structure. Thank you to the Amateur FA for their support and providing us with 10 new Nike footballs. 19th Mar 2021
Congratulations to Isam, Djbiril, Dani and Abdullah for completing their Coerver Youth Diploma. All were rewarded with the opportunity as a result of their outstanding attitude in education and sport this year
17th Mar 2021
We are delighted to announce we will take our students to play a football game against University of Cambridge 1sts on Saturday 15th May 2021.
A wonderful for opportunity for the students to play against one of the top Universities in the world. 10th Mar 2021
Isam, Djibril and Isam and Abdullah have all completed their Coerver youth diploma today with renowned coach Scott Wright.
The students were offered the opportunity as a result of their attitude in both education and football. 27th Feb 2021
We work with young people to help them gain GCSEs in Maths and English. Participating students given the opportunity to take part in our sports club including our football club led by a Uefa qualified coach.
We have sports clubs in Football, Futsal, Volleyball and Badminton. Participation in training and selection for matches is dependent upon our participants showing a good attitude towards their education
Our participants are able attain the following qualifications free of charge;
We are thrilled to be affiliated to one of South America's most successful clubs, Club Estudiantes de La Plata - the Students from La Plata.
We organise and run the London FA North London Youth Futsal League. The u13 league is expected to start in January 2021. If you would like to know more about our youth futsal league, please click the link below.
Thank you to Buen Ayre, a wonderful Argentine restaurant in Hackney for sponsoring our home shirts for the 2020/2021 season.
Thank you to Joseph Harry Ltd for their incredible significant donation to our project.
The club would also like to thank Sported, the National Lottery Community Fund, the Woodward Charitable Fund, UK Youth, Sport England, London Youth and Sunanda Das for supporting our project with significant donations to allow us to continue to run our project.
Through crowdfunding we have been able to raise money, thank you to Alex Cabral, Allanah, Stephen Dollin, Jon Wiltshire, John and Carol Wiltshire, Barry Kenyon, Iris Photonics, TInlay Palden
for your support
Our staff have extensive experience in sports, education and non-profit management. We are all volunteers, trying to create opportunities for young people.
To improve pathways in education and employment for young people, helping our best student-athletes to secure scholarships in the UK and hopefully the USA!
We use sport to improve the educational outcomes of young people by improving their college attendance, their skills and their qualifications.
Marcus lives in London. Has a degree in Economics from Royal Holloway University. He works as a football journalist at Eurosport. He is passionate about the impact of football on youth development. Growing up in Haringey, Marcus knows the role sport can play in building positive futures.
Darren lives in London. He is currently completing his degree in Development and Sport. He has experience in developing successful programs for some large clubs including FC Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur Foundation as well as working for some leading football for development organisations
Jon lives in Essex and has been assisting the club since its foundation. Jon works in Scientific research and brings his experience to oversee and direct the club, A keen football supporter, when possible Jon attends our football and futsal games to support the team.
Maria lives in London,. She completed her degree in Law from Birkbeck, The University of London. Maria has an interest in social justice, refugees, human rights and well-being. She oversees the holistic well-being of all the participants involved.
Nico lives in London, but is from La Plata in Argentina. Nico works closely with Estudiantes de La Plata to help run the project here, and also runs the social media accounts for Estudiantes London.
Claudio is a Spanish coach with a UEFA Pro Licence. He has experience working in India, China and England with the Premier League Watford FC team. Claudio worked with Darren in India and has a passion for promoting football globally. He is looking for opportunities for the young people of the club.
Vishnu has a masters in International Political Economy from London School of Ecomomics. He is works as a Senior Program Manager for the Centre of Effective Governance of Indian States. He has a passion for football, and will chair meetings for the organisation, adding his experience to bring a clear direction to our work.
Fabio is now part of the International Futsal Academy at Loughborough where he studies sport coaching. A talented futsal and football player, Fabio was the captain of the club last season when he led the team brilliant, securing a move to Loughborough that is considered the best University futsal program in England.
"Estudiantes uses futsal to provide opportunities for young people and students in a disadvantaged area of London."
"the work has generated positivity in the local area and is a model example of an LFA partner creating worthwhile social impacts within less privileged areas of London."
"Haringey Council highly recommends Estudiantes FC for future support.."
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