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Millwall Albion kick-off three year 2012 Olympics sports run

PUBLISHED: 16:00 23 October 2009 | UPDATED: 15:07 05 October 2010

TEENAGERS from the Isle of Dogs this week became the first team to raise East London's new Unity Cup at the start of a sports programme in the run-up to the 2012 Olympics. Millwall Albion beat Stepney's Senrab Youth in a 2-1 cup final at Mile End

FOOTBALL-mad teenagers from the Isle of Dogs this week became the first team to raise East London's new Unity Cup at the start of a sports programme in the run-up to the 2012 Olympics.

The Millwall Albion squad beat Stepney's Senrab Youth in a 2-1 cup final at Mile End stadium on Wednesday.

The 90-minute clash had Millwall's Darren Stewart scoring in the first 10 minutes, with Senrab's Mervyn Lewis drawing level just before half-time.

'Man of the Match' was Ryan Jenkins who scored the winning goal, which secured the cup for Millwall Albion.

The new Unity Cup contest has been set up to encouraging 17 to 19 year-olds in Tower Hamlets, one of the East London Olympics 'host' boroughs, to 'stay in the game' and not drop out of sport. Organisers want them to make the transition to senior football.

The three-year programme aims to harness the East End's '2012 Olympics momentum' to inspire people of all ages to take up a sport.

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