Football: East London schools come together to raise money for Comic Relief

Action from the Comic Relief football tournament hosts by Christ Church CofE (pic: Shona Hernon)

Action from the Comic Relief football tournament hosts by Christ Church CofE (pic: Shona Hernon) - Credit: Archant

Eight local primary schools take part in football tournament in aid of Red Nose Day

The Mayflower Primary boys team face the camera (pic: Shona Hernon)

The Mayflower Primary boys team face the camera (pic: Shona Hernon) - Credit: Archant

Children from across east London descended on Powerleague Shoreditch to take part in a special football tournament organised to raise money for Comic Relief.

The eight primary schools who sent boys and girls team to compete were Christ Church CofE, who were the hosts, Sir John Cass, Mayflower, Osmani, Cyril Jackson, Old Palace, Hague and Mowlem.

Old Palace had reason to celebrate in the girls’ competition as their team were the victors.

Mayflower, meanwhile, were the winners of the boys’ competition having turned in some impressive displays.

The Old Palace Primary School girls team face the camera (pic: Shona Hernon)

The Old Palace Primary School girls team face the camera (pic: Shona Hernon) - Credit: Archant


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Cyril Jackson and Christ Church were the beaten finalists in the girls’ event and boys’ tournament respectively.

“Powerleague manager Luke Percell was brilliant at assisting to host the day along with core hosts Christ Church Primary and has said that he hopes to expand teams next year and make it an annual charity even,” said a spokesperson.

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The money raised from the event formed part of the £70m+ raised so far by this year’s Red Nose Day appeal.

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