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News 2009 Archive

Vallance FC have been wearing their new Adidas tracksuit which was given by the Sponsors Monaco Self Drive Car Hire. They have a branch in Bethnal Green and will sponsor the team for the season 2009-10.


Zishan Ahmed is young member of Vallance FC and plays for the senior team. He has been apart of the organisation since the age of 12 and has helped the senior get where they are today. He is going for Youth Mayor in Tower Hamlets and we need everyone to vote for him. Date 08/12/2009

Zishan Ahmed is running for Youth Mayor of Tower Hamlets. He has been with Vallance Football Club since the age of 12 and has helped the club in reaching the semi professional status. He is also on the Youth Directors Board for Vallance Community Sports Association.

If Zishan Ahmed becomes Youth Mayor he promises the following:

Privilege Card: Allow the youths to access as many services as possible at no cost of their own, to allow them to develop as people and prosper in life. Services shall include a privilege card which gives free gym membership, free tickets to concerts/sporting events, free entry to cinemas, free sports sessions etc

More projects: Increase the number of projects delivered by youth clubs and community centre by working closely with these organisations so projects can be carried out effectively. This will include increased funding and better publicity of the projects, so young people of tower hamlets know exactly when and where they are taking place. This should increase the number of residential, sporting competitions, day trips to destinations of young people’s choice.

Regenerate outdated facilities: With increasing number of youth facilities becoming outdated it is vital that they are rejuvenated to meet the needs of the young people of tower hamlets. For example there are playgrounds and sports grounds which are in tatters and are in desperate need of being looked into. I will make sure that the important people behind the scenes are aware of it and take action, and fast.

We urge everyone to go out and vote for Zishan Ahmed online via during the week starting December 14th 2009.

Everyone at VCSA wishes Zishan Ahmed the best of luck.

On Thursday 19th Nov 2009 Vallance FC played friendly games during their training sessions to raise money for BBC Children In Need.

The matches were played against the Liverpool Street Boots branch staff.

The Boots branch raised £2000 during the week and £500 on the night of the games.


On Monday 23rd Nov 2009 the Vallance FC senior team went to the Revolution Go-karting in Mile End.

This is was organised as a team building programme because results have not been going well for the team lately.

Manager Junel Uddin said" it was a great evening and the guys really enjoyed it so hopefully results will improve on the pitch.

I won the Go-Karting race so it shows experience counts".

VFC U12 2009 WINNERS Date 26/11/2009

On Monday 23rd Nov 2009 Vallance FC U12 2009 went to the BFA UK(Bangladesh Football Association) Awards at the London Muslim Centre to collect their trophy and medals for winning the U12 Summer league 2009.

The team won the league undefeated along with the cup

Vallance CSA Oct 2009 activities Date 03/11/2009

During the Oct half term holiday VCSA provided 3 projects that were funded by the Tower Hamlets PAYP(Positive Activities for Young People).


Their was a Young people programme which was run throughout the week which included 4 days of Sports coaching and a accredited course.


The 2nd project was the Girls programme which included a Accredited Emergency First Aid course and a CV class.

The 3rd project was a residential to Bowles in Kent and this was targeted at young people with SEN.

Vallance FC half term Football coaching Date 14/10/2009

Vallance FC will be holding a 2 day football coaching programme during the Half-term holiday.

This will take place at Weavers Field on: Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th Oct 2009 from 11am to 1pm.

The session is free of charge and open to boys 8-13 years old. For more info contact the VCSA office.

NEW TEAM SPONSORS Date 08/09/2009

3 teams in the Vallance FC Youth Academy have new tracksuits from their sponsors for the season 2009/10.

Vallance FC U10 blue who will be managed by Zamal Uddin will wear the name SHAADI PLANNERS on the back of their tracksuits.

Vallance FC U12 who are managed by Iqbal Hussain are sponsored by MODERN FURNITURE & CARPETS and Vallance FC U13 who will be managed by Junel Uddin will be sponsored by MASS BAZAR.

All the teams are competing in the EAST LONDON & ESSEX JUNIOR FOOTBALL LEAGUE on Sundays.

VCSA management will like to thank the new sponsors.



Zishan Ahmed aged 18 who plays for the Vallance FC senior team and was a part of the U18 team that played in the Umbro Cup last year has recently passed his FA Level 1 Certificate in football coaching.


The course took place at the David Beckham Academy during the Summer Holiday and it also including him gaining his Basic Emergency First Aid.

Zishan Ahmed has been with Vallance FC since the age of 11 and will now start to coach in the Vallance FC Academy.

SUMMER COACHING Date 26/08/2009


Vallance CSA held a Sports Coaching programme during the first 4 weeks of the summer holidays.


Around 120 youngs boys attending the programme and were rewarded with medals that were presented by the Mayor of London during the Vallance CSA Sportdsday that was held at the Mile End stadium.

The Summer programme was funded by the BBC Children in Need.



Vallance FC U12 which played under the name Vallance Tigers in the BFA U12 Summer League have won the league undefeated.


The team played 13 games and scored over 80 goals and conceded just 6. The team also won the BFA U12 knockout Cup by beating Burdett U12 in the final 3-0, man of the match was Misbahur Rahman.


Manager Junel Uddin says "the team fully deserve being called U12 League champions because they went all Summer without losing a game and won the Cup. We at Vallance have proved that if the boys play in leagues outside the local borough during the winter season they can compete against any local team. The Vallance U11 team who also played in the league and finished 3rd and they competed against U12 teams".



Vallance Community Sports Association in partnership with Tower Hamlets Youth and Connexions-PAYP held a Sportsday on Monday 17th Aug 2009 at the Mile End stadium.

The event was for young people Special Educational Needs and it was attended by over 250 people. For 8 weeks their was a series of sports coaching workshops run by the Vallance sports coaches and it climaxed with this day.


During the day football, athletics and cricket was played and the winning teams were given trophies at the end which was presented by the Mayor of Tower Hamlets. All the young people that took part were also given medals for their great effort.

VCSA project manger says "this was a day for young people with special Needs and they really enjoyed it. They felt like real athletes competing for their organisation.

We will like to thank Tower Hamlets PAYP for making this whole project a great success".

JULY 2009 PLAYERS OF THE MONTH Date 14/08/2009


On Saturday 8th Aug 2009 the July 2009 players of the Month received their certificates at Weavers field after training.

The certificates were handed to the boys from the Vallance FC senior team players.

TOWER HAMLETS U18 SO CLOSE Date 12/08/2009

On Saturday 8th Aug 2009 at the David Beckham Academy in Greenwich 9 boys aged 16-18 represented Tower Hamlets in the 4 Borough 5-a-side football Tournament.

All the boys live in Tower Hamlets and play for Vallance FC U18. The first game was against Newham Borough and the game finished 2-2 with the Tower Hamlets goals coming from Gerald Chizoda and Zishan Ahmed.

In the 2nd game Tower Hamlets played Hackney Borough and won 2-1 with Zishan Ahmed getting both goals. In the final game of the group Tower Hamlets played Waltham Forest. Tower Hamlets were too strong for them and won the game 9-1.

Tower Hamlets made it to the final and had to face Newham Borough again. This game was closer than the first game they played and Newham took the lead in the first half. After the break Tower Hamlets equalised with a goal from Gerald Chizoda and the game went to extra time. After 6 minutes of extra time there was no goals so then it was penalties.

In the penalty shootout Newham Borough won 5-4. 

SEN FIRST AID COURSE Date 05/08/2009

On Monday 3rd August 2009 at the Blue Skies Project centre in Bow, 15 people who take part in the Sports4all project which is run by Vallance Community Sports Association for young people with Special Educational Needs and Learning Difficulties took part in a Basic first Aid course.

The 3 hour course was completed before lunch and the participants will receive a certificate at the SEN Sports day on Monday 17th Aug at the Mile End Stadium.

The project is funded by Tower Hamlets Youth and Connexions PAYP. 



Vallance Community Sports Association in partnership with Tower Hamlets Youth and Connexions Services will be holding a Community Sportsday for Young People and people with Special Educational Needs.

The event will take place on Monday 17th August 2009 at the Mile End Stadium.

For more info please contact Junel Uddin.

VALLANCE FC U11 SO CLOSE Date 30/07/2009


On Saturday 25th July 2009 Vallance FC U11 and U12 took part in the Tower Hamlets Community Cup 5 a side Football tournament at the Mile End Sports Complex.


Vallance FC U12 had 2 teams in the U13 category. The A team progressed to the quarter finals and lost to Churchill FC.

In the U12 category Vallance had 2 teams and the A team went all the way to the final and lost with local side Senrab 'A' 3-1.

Manager Iqbal Hussain said "To get to the final and loss to a very good side was not bad from the U11 A team.

All 4 Vallance teams done well and we hope to come back next year with more teams progressing to the finals".

VCSA start SEN sports coaching Date 16/07/2009

Vallance CSA have started their 8 week Sports4All project at the Mile End sports centre.

The project is funded by the Tower Hamlets PAYP (Positive Activities for Young People) and targeted at 13-25 year people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and Learning Difficulties.

So far APASENTH, BPCA Tower Project and Blue Skies project have taken part.



Vallance FC have 2 teams competing in the BFA U12 Summer League.

The VFC U12 team play under the name Vallance Tigers and the VFC U11 play as Vallance Lions.

The league started on Sunday 7th June and both Vallance teams played each other with Vallance Tigers winning 8-1.

On Sunday 14th June both teams recorded 5-0 wins. Vallance Tigers beat Newark U12 and Vallance Lions beat Beaumont U12.

Currently Vallance Tigers are on top of the table.

VALLANCE FC U9 WIN CUP. Date 28/04/2009


On Sunday 31st May 2009 Vallance FC U9 won the EAST LONDON & ESSEX JUNIOR FOOTBALL LEAGUE U9 CUP at the stadium of Hornchurch FC.

The semi final was also played on the day and kicked off at 12pm and Vallance played Young Guns U9 and beat them 1-0 with a goal from Hasan Mangra.

In the final which kicked off at 2pm Vallance faced Parkview U9. The game was a close affair and Parkview took a lead in the 10th minute.

After the break Vallance put on the pressure and equalised with 5 minutes left with a goal from Nadeem Master.


After 10 minutes of extra time the 2 teams could not be seperated and the game went to penalties and Vallance won 2-1 with goals from Mustpha Kidriya and Nadeem Master.

Man of the match was Ibrahim Ugandra who made 2 brilliant saves in the penalty shoot out.

Nadeem Master is going on trials for Fulham FC U10 in July 2009.



Beaumont Athletic U18 which is run in partnership with Vallance FC U18 have finished their first season in the EASTERN JUNIOR ALLIANCE U18 LEAGUE.

The last game was played on Sunday 26th April away to Redbridge FC U18 at the Barkingside stadium. Beaumont lost the game 3-0 and finished the season in 9th place.

Manager Junel Uddin says' playing in this league has given local Tower Hamlet boys the chance to play away to youth teams that have players who are playing in their senior sides which included AFC Hornchurch, Redbridge FC, Leyton FC.

We played in stadiums that cater for the Football league and Ryman league, that is something the boys will remember. We had a slow start to the season and finished well.

In the League challenge cup we lost in the 3rd round against Brentwood Town FC U18 after beating Basildon FC U18 4-0 in the earlier round. The team will play in the league again next season because all but 2 players were still 16.

The team is now on their Pre season break and will start training in late June 2009 and they will be taking part in the Arsenal International U17 Tournament and Watford Challenge U18 tournament in late July 2009. 

MARCH 2009 PLAYERS OF THE MONTH. Date 17/04/2009


On Saturday 11th April after training the players of the month for March 2009 were handed their certificates


Vallance CSA have started their workshops for the Shoreditch and Weavers Youth project.

During the Easter Holidays they have run a CV workshop and will do an Emergency First Aid course for 16 to 19 year olds.

PROJECT LAUNCH. Date 07/04/2009

On Sunday 5th April 2009 at the St Hildas club in Shoreditch there was an event to celebrate the Launch of the Shoreditch & Weavers Youth project.

The project is a joint venture by 3 organisations, Vallance Community Sports Association, St Hildas Youth project and Shoreditch Outreach Project.

At the launch event each group gave a short account on what they will provide to the area for young people aged 13-18 years old in the next 3 months and what activities are available.

About 150 people attended including the Mayor of Tower Hamlets Abdus Shalique and local councillor Fazlu Haque.

VFC U11 WATCH ENGLAND U20. Date 07/04/2009

On Tuesday 31st March 2009 Vallance FC U11 went to watch England U20 take on Italy U20 at the stadium of Queens Park Rangers in West London.

The 15 players along with 2 VFC staff saw England win 2-0.

VFC U8 and U9 sponsorship. Date 25/03/2009


Working links which has offices all over the London boroughs has sponsored the Vallance FC U8 and U9 football teams.

With the money they have brought tracksuits with the Working links logo on the back.

VFC U9 out of cup. Date 24/03/2009


Vallance FC U9 played in the Camden and Regents Park Youth League challenge cup 2009 on Saturday 21st March.

VFC were in Group 3 and played the first game against U9 league winners The Hill U9 and lost 2-0. In the second game VFC were up against Regents Park U9 and won the game 1-0 with a goal from Umar Uddin. In the last game of the group VFC needed to win by 3 clear goals to go to the semi final. They played against Soccerschool U9 and won 2-0 with goals from Harry Smith and Umar Uddin but that was not enough to take them through.

U9 manager Junel Uddin said "I am very happy with the performance of the team,we beat teams that beat us in the league so that is a plus point.

We missed out because we lost our first game 2-0 and the winners of the cup were the team that won our group".


BEAUMONT U18 WIN AGAIN. Date 24/03/2009


Beaumont Athletic U18 beat Clapton FC U18 in the EASTERN JUNIOR ALLIANCE U18 LEAGUE on Sunday 22nd March at the Flanders playing fields.

The game was a very close affair and Beaumont took the lead on the 65th minute when midfielder Derbert Stewart got on the end of a free kick and scored from close range.

Beaumont are away to Romford FC U18 on Sunday 29th March. This is the last game of the season and it will be a double banker and they are on 8 points.

Vallance Community Sports Association (VCSA) event. Date 25/02/2009


On Wednesday Feb 18th 2009 at the Davenant centre in Whitechapel VCSA held an event to clebrate 10 years of providing sports and recreational actuivities in Tower Hamlets.


The event was also a Relaunch for VCSA who will provide Olympic sports and expand on their Disabilty sports and womens/girls programme. The event was attending by over 150 people including some service users and parents.

Also present was the Mayor of Tower Hamlets Abdus Salique who gave a small speech and praised the work that VCSA are doing in the borough.


At the end lunch was provided and there was a chance for funders and local councilors to talk to members of VCSA.

FEMALE COACH AT VCSA. Date 25/02/2009


Shepa Dinis Begum has completed her FA coaching football Level 1 certificate at the Southfields Community College in South London from Wednesday 18th to Sunday 22nd Feb 2009.


In the course she also completed her FA Emergency First Aid and Chlid protection and best practice certificate. She will now look to coach for Vallance FC in the community school programme for girls.


Congratulation Shepa.

JANUARY 2009 PLAYERS OF THE MONTH. Date 19/02/2009


On Saturday 7th Feb after the training session at Weavers field the January 2009 player of the month certificates were given out to the members by their managers.


Well Done Boys!

VCSA Award. Date 26/01/2009


Vallance Community Sports Association was nominated for Volunteer Group of the Year 2008 by the CANARY WHARF GROUP PLC.


The event took place on Thursday 15th January 2009 at the East Wintergarden in Canary Wharf. The trophy was presented by former England and West Ham United player Tony Cottee.

This is the second time VCSA was presented with this Award by the Canary Wharf Group.


In the picture is Youth Head coach qbal Hussain, VCSA Chair Aziz Choudhury and Sport and Project manager Junel Uddin. 

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