St Martins Football Club has won the North London Special League Cup in 2015 and 2016. They also came runners up in the league both years. In spring 2018 they won a competition at St George’s Park. The team is made up of service users from a number of St Martins’ services.
Team members celebrate their Cup win in April 2016
The team also competes in the Wembley Powerleague, a fast-paced, five-a-side league with weekly matches. Members of the team say that St Martins FC gives them a shared purpose and a sense of pride. Players are making greater efforts to avoid harmful substances, diet well and be as fit as possible for match days. They have also widened their social networks through participation in two leagues and regular training.
St Martins FC is a recipient of two grants from the Wembley Stadium National Trust. The grants have enabled St Martins’ players to buy kit, pay fees to participate in league games and access training. Two members of the team have also completed a Football Association Level 1 coaching course.
We are looking for volunteers to coach and accompany our team to matches. For more details of this exciting opportunity click here.