"Estudiantes continue to use sport plus education to provide their participants with a sense of normalcy and to equip, empower and enhance participants capabilities for not just survival, but more importantly prosperity."
"Estudiantes is a wonderful project clearly run by wonderful people. Their grassroots ethos and inclusive approach serve as a beacon of light in our borough. Harnessing the power and joy of football to provide stepping stones for progress – no matter what your background – is something for us all to celebrate."
"Estudiantes ignites passion for football, but it also opens doors to educational excellence, personal development and social mobility. The dedicated coaches and supportive environment empowers their young people to excel both on and off the field. Their recognition as 'Club of the Year' by the AFA for their social development work was very well earned and I'm confident we will continue to see more successes and even greater impact from Darren and his team over the coming years."
"The Amateur FA are in awe of Estudiantes. Estudiantes use the power of football to improve the education and lives of students in Tottenham, providing a free programme of football and futsal to those young people who show a commitment to excellence in their education. "
"As a valued member of London Youth since 2020, we have seen first-hand the great work of Estudiantes through a range of our work including our Getting Active Sports Development Programme as well as our CVC Summer Grants."
"Estudiantes have had another positive season in providing a football environment to help enrich the lives of young people in the Tottenham area. Offering a diverse football and futsal offer, the introduction of an inclusion team this year was a real testament to their efforts in providing a football experience for all. Alongside, their continued drive to upskill their participants with coaching and officiating qualifications, the club were worthy recipients of the Club of the Year award at the Amateur FA Recognition Awards."
"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."
"I am very supportive of the important work Estudiantes do in the local community, using sport to encourage young people to excel in their education, I have observed that always education is mentioned as so important to the students at all their sporting events. I have seen how well behaved and polite young people from Estudiantes have been at various events, in the last three years. Including when Oxford and Cambridge Universities teams visited to take part in a wonderful three team football tournament that celebrated excellence in education and sport. Tottenham Hotspur were kind enough to support the event by allowing the tournament to take place at their training ground, this was achieved with my intervention, helped by the good relationship Estudiantes has with Tottenham Hotspur.
I am pleased to offer this reference for Estudiantes, even more so as they work with all ethnic groups and all abilities, to reiterate I really mean all ethnic groups and abilities"