South London Special League

Registered Charity Number 1124629

Jack Petchey Achievement Awards

Below. Sharon with Councillor Mick Hayes, the Mayor of Royal Greenwich and his wife, the Mayoress, Gill Hayes.

Sharon with Mayor and Mayoress

Thursday July 3rd, SLSL celebrated our 10th Anniversary and Jack Petchey Achievement Awards with party at Long Lane Junior Football Club.Dean Milton from the Jack Petchey Foundation and the Mayor of Royal Greenwich, Mick Hayes presented the awards.

We celebrated with barbecue and a show performed by one of our adult football teams, Neighborhood Express. Councillor Mick Hayes has been a great supporter of ours. This year he has chosen SLSL to be The Mayor’s Charity of the year.

His first visit last summer as he went about his deputy Mayoral business was our festival after the tragic murder of Gunner Colin Rigby, when we had such a moving event with the support of ll our young people.

I am over the moon that The Mayor Of Royal Greenwich, councilor Mick Hayes  has chosen the South London Special League to be his charity to support.

Below. Mayor and Dean Milton and two achievement award winners, Jack Gillham and Taylor Smikle-Isaac, both from Charlton Park Academy.

Mayor and Dean Milton

What a perfect year for this to happen!  We are celebrating 10 years since we officially launched the project at London Marathon Playing Fields, Greenwich.

In that time we have empowered hundreds of disabled young people and adults through football and more lately other sports such as tag rugby and Tennis..

Sport  is a our key to improving the health and well-being of people previously marginalised and excluded from regular competitive sport.

SLSL Football will always be our bread and butter, but over the years and especially since 2012 Olympics and Paralympics we have diversified,  offering other sports , including archery, tennis, cricket, tag rugby, never losing sight of the need for  excellent organisation and delivery.  This year our Powerchair Football club (Greenwich PFC) has received the FA Charter Standard,!

At SLSL everybody involved can only feel inspired by the value of sport on people’s lives.  To be chosen as the Charity of the Year is also truly inspirational!




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