Using the power of football to improve lives in Tottenham, London.
5 of our graduates are now completing their degrees at Loughborough.
College attendance of participating students is up 17% in two years.
33 young people have obtained 46 FA Coaching qualifications.
19 are now FA qualified referees.
The students had the opportunity to visit St George's Park on Friday to play in a game against a team from Loughborough University.
Prior to the game, the students had the opportunity to meet coaches from the England national teams, including Gareth Southgate.
Thank you to those who supported the trip.
15th January 2022
We are delighted to be a club that puts education at the heart of our program.
The overall average attendance of students involved in our project in 2021 was 93%.
We would like to thank the people, organisations and companies who support the concept of the club.
1st January 2022
The students had the opportunity to play against Loughborough University 5ths in a friendly game on the incredible indoor pitch at St George's Park.
The game ended 1-1 thanks to a last minute penalty from Vali Burcea.
Loughborough University is considered to be the best University for sports in the world.
14th January 2022
We are delighted to be a part of the Jack Petchey foundation achievement award scheme.
The first winner for us was Salah Abakar. He has a truly amazing 2021.:
100% college attendance.
- Futsal league debut, 32 games, 123 training sessions and 100% attendance at his 42 additional English and Maths lessons.
11th January 2022
We made the most of 2021.
14 of our hardest-working students were given the chance to visit Manchester United to mark the anniversary of Estudiantes beating the Red Devils to win the Intercontinental Cup in 1968.
The tour included the chance to go inside the changing rooms, and sit in the dugouts at Old Trafford. The team then played a Manchester United Foundation team.
OUR HIGHLIGHT OF OCTOBER
Two more of our graduates have joined the International Futsal Academy based at Loughborough University.
Omar and Isam join Fabio and Tenzin in completing their degree whilst being a part of Loughborough Futsal, one of the best programs in England.
Well done guys
OUR HIGHLIGHT OF SEPTEMBER
20 students took part in a FA referee course over the weekend of 21st and 22nd August.
The course was delivered by London FA, and supported by CVC Capital Partners, London Youth and Haringey 6th Form College.
All of the students passed the course, and they are now able to referee games for the London FA
OUR HIGHLIGHT OF AUGUST
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 a Tottenham legend joined us to present the awards
Isam Belmoudden won student-athlete of the year.
HIGHLIGHT OF THE SUMMER
We work with young people to develop their English and Maths. Each participant in the program is provided with an opportunity to access free 1 to 1 tuition with our English and Maths teachers. .
We have sports clubs in Football and Futsal, . Participation in training and selection for matches is dependent upon our participants showing a good attitude towards their education
We provide our participants with the chance to take FA Qualifications including the FA Refereeing course, Level 1 in Football Coaching, Level 1 in Futsal Coaching and Level 7 in Futsal Refereeing
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. Our participants organise and officiate the games.
Thank you to Buen Ayre, a wonderful Argentine restaurant in Hackney for sponsoring our home and away kits. (https://buenayre.net/)
Thank you Tottenham Grammar School Foundation for supporting our project.
Thank you to #Talk to the KITMAN for sponsoring and providing our wonderful tracksuits. (https://www.talktothekitman.com/)
Thank you to Joseph Harry Ltd for their incredible significant donation to our project.
The club would also like to thank London Youth, Sported, the National Lottery Community Fund, the Woodward Charitable Fund, UK Youth, Sport England, CVC Capital Partners 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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