On Saturday 30 July, GLL supported the first of the projects to successfully reach their fundraising target under the new ‘Better Communities’ Spacehive.
The Hackney Cup for Health was a large scale community football tournament to promote health and inclusiveness delivered in partnership with Hackney Wick F.C at Mabley Green. Local football teams played in competitions throughout the day which included young people, women’s teams as well as veterans and those with disabilities. Local businesses showed support with free food and drinks and over 500 people attended on the day.
The club aims to grow football within Hackney by targeting hard to reach groups and vulnerable communities with improved integration into mainstream society. Future aspirations are to form a professional community owned club to improved health and well-being for the local people.