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Poplar footballers celebrate Will Crooks

PUBLISHED: 08:00 13 July 2018

Poplar footballers pose for the camera (Pic: Emdad Rahman)

Poplar footballers pose for the camera (Pic: Emdad Rahman)

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The Will Crooks Estate was the venue as a community football tournament was held to celebrate unity as well as the life of Will Crooks.

William Crooks was a noted trade unionist and politician from Poplar, London, and a member of the Fabian Society.

He is particularly remembered for his campaigning work against poverty and inequality.

David Viner, Will Crook’s great grandson came to the Workhouse Leisure Centre to present the Will Crook’s Shield to the winning team Future Stars 1.

Sister Christine Frost said: “We had a great day with David who thoroughly enjoyed the football and the fun day, in spite of the blazing sun.

“David presented us with the Shield and he hopes to return next year to present it to a Workhouse team.”

Neighbours In Poplar, founded in 1969, is a registered charity providing practical support to older, frail, isolated people of all cultures and faiths, living in Poplar and the Isle of Dogs.

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