Estudiantes is a sport-for-development project based in Haringey in North London.
A huge thank you to Maz Karim who works for FIFA for giving up his time to coach our students at one of our Friday evening sessions at Haringey Borough FC. Maz put on an incredible session and talked the boys about his career and how the students can progress on and off the field. 11th June 2021
Thanks to funding from London Youth, we have been able to set up a u16 football team. The first game for the group against Kick Action was a great success, with the team competing brilliantly against some very good players. Well done to all the players involved who were selected for their attitude to their education.. 9th June 2021
We were absolutely delighted to recognise our best performing students of the year on what was a wonderful night for everyone at the club. Our guest of honour Ossie Ardiles, a world cup winner with Argentina and Tottenham Legend joined us to present the trophies including the Student athlete of the year Isam Belmoudden 4th June 2021
In our best ever futsal performance, the students performed brilliantly against an outstanding Genesis Futsal Club. The whole team represented the club in such a brilliant way on the evening. Thank you to Genesis for agreeing to play this showcase match. 4th June 2021
The students were given the chance to play at the wonderful stadium of Southend United Football Club. The 12.000 seater stadium provided a great backdrop to the game against Player Path. The students all performed excellently in what proved to be a great game. 1st June 2021
Congratulations to Sam, Omar, Haji, Serigne, Sinhani, Mahdi and Djibril who won the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation mens football series tournament.
Playing against senior teams, it was an outstanding from the boys who were all selected for the tournament as a result of their good attitude to their studies. 17th May 2021
18 students from North London were given the chance to visit the University of Cambridge. As part of the trip, the students spoke to Saron Mehari, a student from Tottenham who now studies at Cambridge University. Following this, the team played a football game, a despite a defeat showed great determination and attitude. 15th May 2021
12 Students were given the chance to take part in a futsal masterclass by Helvecia head coach Enrique Guillen. The students, who all play for Estudiantes in the LNFS league enjoyed a 30 minute futsal philosophy talk from Enrique, before an exciting training session based on attacking transitions Thank you to Enrique and Helvecia for providing our students with this great opportunity... 14th May 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.
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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