Sports Relief Tournament: On Sunday 20th March E20 Football Foundation and East Village Better Gym created an adult Football Tournament in aid of Sports Relief. 8 teams in total took part in the event ranging East Village a surrounding areas. We all raised £195 for Sports Relief on the day. A fantastic effort. Graves Athletic and E20 Football Foundation met in the final with E20 Football Foundation winning on penalties. Well done to all that took part.

E20 Adult Community Cup 2019 Report:

Newham College won the epic battle.

Over 200 people attended for this years event.
A very competitive Group A saw nobody score a goal in the first round for BT Sport, Westfields, CONEL College or Virgilinho’s team. However Vigilinhos side started to distance themselves and claim top spot after a good win for BT Sport against CONEL stopped CONEL from progressing.

Footy Addicts and Drapers AllStars topped the group against E20 Football Foundation members and E20 Residents however found themselves disqualified after fielding the same players in both sets of teams. E20 Residents progressed to the Semi Final.

Previous winners Chobham Academy, E20 Coaches and Newham College were all drawn in group C along with the newly entered team: Chobham Manor Residents. E20 Coaches and Newham progressed to the semis.

A well battled semi-final saw E20 coaches win 3-0 against E20 Residents whilst a tough fought game between Newham and Virgilinhos saw Newham claim a 1-0 victory.

The final was a repeat of the first ever final 5 years ago between Newham College and E20 Coaches. The coaches were unable to break the deadlock having hit the post twice. A well worked long ball and fantastic leap secured the win for Newham College making them the first team to win the tournament twice and also not concede a goal all tournament.

Well done to all that participated, BT Sport for sponsoring the event and thank you to those that helped out.

Kind regards

Jonathan Silman

E20 Community Cup Report
On Sunday June 7th many teams associated with East Village entered in the E20 Community Football Tournament staged at Chobham Academy sports pitches.

With 2 groups competing to book their places in the semi finals, all teams started off full of energy on a lovely summers day.

The early results in group A saw the E20 residents (captained by Lee Murrell) and Newham College (captained by James Lodge) win both the first 2 games against East Village Management (captained by Larry Baptiste) and Get Living London (captained by Oliver Redgill). This left a deciding group winners and runners up match in which Newham College were victorious, booking their semi final top spot.

In group B there was very much a different story with all teams being matched well with each other. The E20 Football Academy Coaches (captained by Nicky Williamson) won their 3 matches but the battle was for 2nd place which finally went to E20 Football Academy team 1 (Captained by Shara) over the Community Police (Captained by James Gaskin) and E20 FA team 2 (captained by Aaron Baddeley).

Both semi-finals were difficult for all sides as legs were starting to stiffen and the heat was ever increasing. E20 residents narrowly lost their place in the final to the E20 coaches team whilst Newham College beat the E20 FA team 1 in a close fought contest.

The final was a close game with both teams showing good ability on the ball and some excellent movement. With 5 minutes remaining and just a couple of chances for both teams, Newham College caught E20 FA coaches on the break to score the only goal of the game and win the tournament.

Active Newham under 11's tournament:

Upon arriving to the tournament our teams already had a disadvantage to the others, as they haven’t played competitive matches together yet and that we had less players in a squad. Instead of keeping 10 players together we split them up into to two smaller teams to make sure everyone gets a good amount of game time. Team 1 being Guessa, Ahmed, Jermaine, Taufiq, bryan, and team 2 with Kamil, Treyvon, Ben, Mario and Nelly. The teams were ext...remely pumped and energy ran through them creating and finishing their chances within the first game, with the scores being 2-0 for both teams(mario, nelly, guessa and jermaine the scorers). It was a great boost of confidence, but too much confidence is never too good. Failing to build on the first game both teams failed to score any of the chances they had with team 2 absolutely dominating their game. Team 1 was unlucky and came up against an very well organised team that worked together well and overall played far better to get the win. The next set of games didn’t go well either for the teams, players were running out of energy during games that contributed to them failing to get back to defend the goal. Finishing was a key element amongst stamina that ultimately made the team lose as many players could find space to get a shot on goal but fail to hit the target. With team 1 getting knocked out in the group by coming third and only managing to get 3 points, team 2 gained 2nd place in their group with 4 points to advance onto the Semis. The semi finals never went too well, as it was 0-0 until two minutes were left and the other team managed to score 3 goals with good impact substitutions. It led to a loss, but not a failure. All the players had a good time and it was a great learning curve for them as they know there is still a lot for them to work on, and that all coaches are there to contribute to their development. With matches and tournaments coming up throughout the summer it will show how much they improve as the aim is to get better and better every game they play.

Article written by Jordan Edwards (Coach)

Sunday August 2nd saw the annual East Village Football Tournament for the children commence at Chobham Academy Sports pitches.
With 48 attending for the under 12's tournament, parents and coaches witnessed a fantastic aray of talent on show. 
Founder of the football academy: Jonathan Silman instilled that teamwork and respect were the key elements for the day. This message was richly acted upon by all the participants and led to a fun, sporting and fulfilling day for all involved.

A Charity Match took place on 16/11/14 to raise money for Children In Need. A total of £50 was raised for the event. The East Village residents team ran out as 6-2 winners against the E20 Football Foundation players.

This years E20 Community Cup featured 4 additional teams than last year: Chobham Academy, Westfields, Crystal Palace (4corners) and Conel College.

On a warm spring afternoon all 3 groups were being played across the 3 seven-a-side pitches.

During round 1 of the group stage there were some significant score lines with Chobham leading the way in group A, tournament favourites West Ham u18's in group B and EV Management + Crystal Palace joint top.

During round 2 West Ham and Conel continued to show their dominance in group 2.

Round 3 ensured Newham College and Crystal Palace completed a 100% win rate in their groups.

The quarter finals were a much closer fought contest with E20 Coaches winning 1-0 against last years winners Newham College. Crystal Palace maintained their 100% win record beating East Village residents 2-0. However the other 2 games went to penalties with Conel beating West Ham u18's and East Village Management winning against Chobham Academy.

In a surprising turn of events the E20 Coaches won their semi final against Crystal Palace who previously had won the first game between the two teams. E20 coaches secured a 2-0 victory to make it through to the final. East Village Management won their semi-final against Conel.

The final was a close fought contest. E20 Coaches dominated the late stages but could not capitalise so the game went to penalties.
It was the East Village Management Team who won the shootout to become the 2016 champions.

Many thanks to all who turned up to the event. 120 players in total. Hope you all enjoyed yourselves. 

On a fine bank holiday weekend (01/05/16) the weather could not have been better for the eagerly anticipated E20 Football Tournament 2016 for ages 6-12.
This year 8 teams took part consisting of 7 players per squad with E20 Football Foundation coaches managing different teams.
The top 2 from each group went through to play the semi finals and this year it's fair to say that it was the most closely fought contest. Group B's second place team managed by Coach Z's and captained by Kamil ...came out as semi final champions over Group A's winners managed by Abraham and captained by Nele. The other semi final win went to Christoph's team captained by Jermaine who narrowly beat George's Group B 2nd place team.

The final was won by Christoph's team 2 side who deserved the title by completing a tournament 100% winning record.


E20 Football Tournament 2014 commenced on 26/10/14 with over 96 participants. After a closely fought competition it was team 3 who walked out as champions consisting of Hamza, Sharah, Ben, Deborah, Moussa, Nadir and Emmanuel.