The Independent London Newspaper
25th September 2017

Team’s new strip supports charities

    Camden and Islington Youth League

    Published: 3 November, 2016
    by STEVE BARNETT

    A YOUNG football team that plays in the Camden and Islington Youth League has paid tribute to two former players who both “tragically lost their lives too early”. 

    Islington Admiral Youth, which was formally known as The Hawks, unveiled their new kit this week, swapping their previous white tops and black shorts for a new vibrant red and white strip. 

    Emblazoned on the front is The Ben Kinsella Trust and the Henry Hicks Foundation, which manager John Tumbridge says is “a mark of respect” for the two boys. “This is our way of saying that Ben and Henry will never be forgotten in Islington,” he said. 

    “They both tragically lost their lives too early, and we wanted to show our support for their families and their charities, which do such good work. 

    “Both the boys played for The Hawks, which is now Admiral,” he added. “They were also both from Islington, just like all the boys playing for me now – so it seemed a fitting tribute.” 

    John also revealed that help from a Holloway-based company meant he got the new kit at a fraction of the price, allowing him to pass on the savings to the parents. 

    He said: “I want to say a massive thank you to the team at London Trophy Company, who did us a fantastic deal on our new kit. 

    “We’re not a club about profit, we’re about the children, and making it affordable for them to play football. We can now pass the savings on to all our parents and make sure the cost of running the club stays as cheap as possible.” 

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