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Young Hackney residents score at Well Street Common Festival

9 June 2015
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Sanctuary Housing sponsored an exciting football tournament which took place at the annual Well Street Common Festival last weekend.

Local young residents came out in force to compete in the tournament, with Victoria Park FC being the undefeated winner of the under 11 groups and Class FC crowned the winner of the under 14 teams.

The football tournament, sponsored every year by Sanctuary and organised by community sports group Y2K, was also supported by Gascoyne and Morningside Youth Club and Tesco, who were giving away free refreshments and snack packs to the players.

Jo Revett, Sanctuary Housing’s neighbourhood partnerships manager, said: “It was lovely to see so many people supporting the festival and the football tournament.

“It’s great to know our funding is supporting an event that young people in the community are so enthusiastic about and look forward to every year.”

Hundreds of people also enjoyed a variety of free activities at the festival which was organised by local resident forum Well Street Common User Group. Residents were treated to live music, a barbeque, a family dog show, the tea tent and a cake competition.

Local traders got involved selling crafts, bric-a-brac, books and refreshments and there were also a number of activities for children including fancy dress, donkey rides provided by Spitalfields City Farm and the Hackney Playbus.

Caroline Gregory, from the Well Street Common User Group, added: “It was a marvellous day and lovely to see everyone out enjoying the common in the lovely weather.

“The festival this year was one of the most successful since it began.”

The football event was funded by Sanctuary Group’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.