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Stepney FC and Human Relief Foundation announce partnership

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Ahead of the launch of the upcoming Winter League Stepney Football Club have launched a smart new team kit in association with the charity Human Relief Foundation.

The launch took place at the humanitarian charity's Whitechapel offices and was attended by several team members and stalwarts including Afazul Hoque, Sham Zaman, Russell Choudhury, Akik Miah and London Makkah cyclist and boxing coach Abdul Hannan.

Khoyrul Shaheed from the Human Relief Foundation commented: "We are proud to support Stepney Football Club. Part of our charitable ethos is based on supporting local grassroots campaigns and this is a great grassroots partnership to not only support football but to promote health and well-being in the community.

Stepney player manager Emdad Rahman MBE added: "I'm thrilled with this partnership. Stepney Football Club are one of the boroughs flagship teams and I have supported the fantastic work of the Human Relief Foundation for several years. I'm really proud that we have come together. Our cracking new team strip is looking very smart and the team are ready to make waves again in 2018. We have the heritage, we have the history and through our football we will do our best to shed light on the amazing work of the Human Relief Foundation Foundation."

Launched in 1991, HRF seeks to promote sustainable economic and social development by working with local communities through relief and developmental programmes, supporting them to build a better life and find their own solutions to global problems.

Alpha United recognized by FA for their services to local community

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Alpha United who recently won the highly coveted FA charter standard club of the year

Alpha United who recently won the highly coveted FA charter standard club of the year


Local junior football club receive national awards from the FA

Alpha United based in Bradford have been recognised by the FA for their community work within local grassroots football and have been awarded the FA charter standard club of the year award.

They received the national award having staved off significant competition nationally, with thousands of clubs up and down the country competing for the same award.

It is the first time a team from Bradford have won this award, which is quite the achievement considering the small amount of time they have been in existence.

The club have recently added to this by receiving further recognition for their work. They have also received the volunteer award by the FA.

Alpha United are a club who started from humble beginnings, they formed because there wasn’t a club for local children to go to and play and train in the local area.

They have gone on to firmly establish themselves in the local community. The first year saw 15 children play for the team, this has since expanded rapidly up to 150 players.

The ages now range from 5 up to 15-year olds across eight teams and they are looking at expanding due to high demand.

The club is seen as an outlet to steer clear of anti-social behavior and allowing local children to use sport as a way of letting off steam in a positive manner.

Mohammed Waheed who is a volunteer at the club was rewarded for his services and won the highly coveted voulunteer award in the FA’s Respect Awards 2017 as part of their Respect campaign.

The Respect campaign was launched in 2008 with the aim of uniting the game whilst ensuring football is enjoyable, inclusive and for all.