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News 2011 Archive

THYL 2011 tournament

On Thursday 22nd Dec 2011 during the Christmas holiday Vallance FC Youth teams took part in the Tower Hamlets Youth League (THYL) 5 a side tournament. This took place at the Mile End centre and Vallance had two teams each in the U10,U12,U16 and one in the U14 age groups take part. Vallance U10 A team made it to the finals and lost 3-1 to Acorn U10. The tournament was organised by the BFA UK.

New Kits

Vallance U10 - 2011 - 12

Vallance U12 - 2011 - 12

Vallance FC have been sponsored by 2 local businesses from Stepney. Vallance U10 have a new strip sponsored by the Supermarket Rahims and Vallance U12 will have been sponsored by the restaurant Chilli Sauce. Also local fitness centre Muscleworks Gym has donated to the Vallance FC Youth set up. Football Development manger at Vallance Iqbal Hussain said "We are very grateful that local businesses are coming forward to help the young kids. They know that in this difficult financial climate that a small donation makes a big difference to the football club".

Vallance at U21 game Date 14/11/2011

On Thursday 10th November 2011 Vallance FC U15 went along to the stadium of Colchester United to watch England U21 play Iceland U21 in a EURO 2013 Qualifier. England won the game comfortably 5-0.

Vallance U15 manager Junel Uddin said "the trip to this game is something we like to provide to all our teams. Vallance as a FA Charter Standard Club are rewarded with tickets to selected England games.

The kids really enjoyed the afternoon and got to see a real entertaining game".

Vallance on NTV Date 14/11/2011

On Friday 4th November at 7-30pm on NTV Sky Channel 834, Vallance had the whole programme dedicated to the organisation. On the panel was founder members Junel Uddin and Iqbal Hussain along with Volunteer Co ordinator Hamidul Islam and Vallance FC senior Vice Captain Sam O'Brien.

Host Zakir Khan spoke about how the organisation was formed and how it is helping the community. Also on the panel was youth team players Raihan Islam and Rafi Khan along with his dad Shajan Khan.

Holiday coaching Date 26/10/2011


During the Oct 2011 half term school holiday Vallance FC provided 2 days of Free Football coaching at Weavers Field. The programme was on Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th Oct, 11am to 1pm and was attended by over 50 young people.

Young Mayor's Event 2011 Date 26/10/2011


Vallance FC in partnership with the Tower Hamlets Youth Council help run the Football tournament at the Young Mayors Event 2011 at Mile End Stadium on Monday 24th October during the half term.

The event was targeted at 11-19 year olds and various sports activities were available along with live music on the stage.

The Executive Mayor of Tower Hamlets Lutfur Rahman along with the Young Mayor Niamul Hoque of Tower Hamlets gave speeches to the 250 young people that took part.

Paralympic Sportsday Date 04/08/2011


On Tuesday 26th July 2011 at the Mile End Stadium Vallance CSA in partnership with LBTH Youth & Connexions Services, Positive Activities for Young People (PAYP) held their 3rd Special Needs Sportsday.


The weather was fantastic and over 100 participants with SEN and Learning Difficulties took part in the events and over 100 was watching. This year the focus was on the Paralympic so their was more track and field events. All participants that took part got medals so everyone was a winner.


The elected Mayor of Tower Hamlets Lutfur Rahman was their to hand out the medals and his deputy Councillor Ohid Ahmed opened the games. VCSA Project Manager Junel Uddin said "I will like this opportunity to thank all the service users, volunteers, staff, carers and especially LBTH Youth & Connexions Services, Positive Activities for Young People (PAYP), Abzal Ali, Dinar Hossain, Saifur Rahman.


All the Councillors that attended and the Elected Mayor of Tower Hamlets Lutfur Rahman for a great day.


This day was the climax of the 10 week program for the SEN groups in Tower Hamlets. Vallance CSA Staff and Volunteers enjoyed the last 10 weeks of work on this program with all the young people and it was a pleasure to work with them all".


(picture of some of the participants with Mayor Lutfur Rahman and some scenes from the activities)

Swan Housing Summer 2011 activities. Date 04/08/2011


Vallance have started their Summer activities for Swan Housing. The Summer program available to 8-16 years old boys and girls started off with an Induction and registration on Monday 25th July at the Bow Cross centre.


Around 70 kids from Tower Hamlets, Newham, Redbridge and Romford are taking part in the 4 week program. The activities are excursions to Cinema, Bowling, Ice Skating, Museum visits as well as workshops for Healthy Eating, Canvas painting,Sculpturing and Dance classes. Also there are many Sports sessions.


(In picture is Canvas Painting and visit to Hollywood Bowls)


Vallance FC dominate the Community Cup 2011 Date 04/08/2011


On Saturday 30th July 2011 Vallance FC youth teams took part in the 7th Tower Hamlets Community Cup.


The annual 5 a side tournament takes place at Mile End Sports Centre pitches. For the first time in the tournaments history there was one club that made it to 3 of the 4 age categories finals. Vallance FC U12 went all the way to the final and beat Al Ansar U12 6-0. Vallance U13 made it to the final but lost 5-0 to E3 All Stars U13.


Vallance FC U14A beat Vallance FC U14B on penalties in the quarter finals and went through to the U14 final and beat FTL U14 3-0. Vallance U14A won the competition by conceding 1 goal and scoring 30 in their 7 games.


(In picture is Vallance FC U12,U13 and U14 with their medals and trophies)

Vallance Youth teams in THYL 2011 Date 01/08/2011


Vallance FC had 2 teams competing in the Tower Hamlets Youth League (THYL) 2011. Vallance FC U14 played all their 11 a side games with 7 local teams at Stepney Green and finished 3rd.


Vallance FC U12 played their 7 a side League games at Mile End and finished 4th. Vallance Football Development Officer Iqbal HUssain said "this league was like a pre season training for these boys.


We had a mixture of old boys with trialist taking part. The big games start when their respected winter leagues commence in September 2011".


(in the picture is the Vallance FC U12 team)

Vallance FC Senior start Date 01/08/2011


Vallance FC Senior football team have started their Pre Season training for the forthcoming season in the Middlesex County Central 1st division.


The training takes place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Victoria Park. The team will be playing a number of friendlies in the next few months before the season kicks off in September 2011.


The team competed in the London APSA tournament on Saturday 23rd July and finished 3rd in their group.


Vallance FC welcome back Dan Portsmouth who is a player currently recovering from a knee injury.


He will take training with the team and become an assistant to manager Junel Uddin and coach Iqbal Hussain for this season.


(in picture is team training at Victoria Park)

Vallance at One Movement Event Date 05/07/2011


On Saturday 25th June 2011 Vallance took part in the One Movement Event at Mile End Stadium.


The event was arranged by East London Business Alliance and various partners. It is one of many events that will take place to the run up to the 2012 Olympics.


Vallance took part in providing football coaching and skills to young people.


The event was attended by over 800 young people from across the borough.

Redbridge SEN Sportsday 2011 Date 28/06/2011


Vallance have again for the second year running Co-Ordinated the Football and Cricket at the Redbridge SEN (Special Educational Needs) Sportsday.

The event took place on Thursday 16th June at the Waltham Forest Pool & Track Stadium, the home of Vallance FC senior team. The rain did not dampen the atmosphere of the participants and crowd.

Over 200 people attended. 


(in the picture is Vallance staff with the winning football team)

Paralympic Coaching begins Date 09/06/2011


Vallance have started the Annual 10 week Paralympic programme. The programme launched on Tuesday 24th May 2011 at the Mile End Sports Centre with around 30 young people participating.

Vallance coaches put on a 1 hour session for the service users who took part in sports activities of their choice. On Wednesday 8th June 2011 there was a Olympic History workshop held at the Tower Project centre in Stepney. This was attended by 15 young people.


If you are interested to join the Programme please contact the VCSA office by emailing or calll Junel Uddin on 07956 835811.

Mayors Cup 2011 Date 31/05/2011


Vallance FC had 3 teams taking part in the first Tower Hamlets Mayors Cup. The tournament took place over 3 days on the weekend of Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th May at Victoria Park and the Final took place on Monday 9th May 2011 at the Mile End Stadium.

Vallance FC senior team were placed in Group A and finished 3rd in the group. Vallance U14 were in Group B and missed out on the final on goal difference.

Vallance U16 went to the final and lost 2-0 to Juva U16.


(Pictures on Gallery)


3rd annual Special Educational Needs (SEN) Multi Sports Coaching programme. Date 23/05/2011


Vallance Community Sports Association are proud to announce their 3rd annual Special Educational Needs (SEN) Multi Sports Coaching programme. This year the 10 Week Summer programme is focused towards the Paralympic of 2012 which will take place in London.


The Programme will include a series of workshops catering for people with SEN & LD. All workshops are accredited with AQA. There will be activities available for wheel chair users on certain days. The Summer Programme will end with a Paralympic Sportsday on Tuesday 26th July 2011 at the Mile End stadium.


Over the past 2 years the programme has been very successful so to avoid disappointed please contact me for session bookings. Attached is a 2 page timetable with all the sessions. Please can you forward to all your contacts or interested parties.


If you need any more information on the programme please do not hesitate to

contact Junel Uddin - 07956 835 811.

Vallance FC U18 win cup Date 11/05/2011


On Monday 2nd May 2011 Vallance FC U18 played a friendly game against London Tigers U18 who have just recently won the Harrow District U18 Cup and finished 2nd in their league.


The game was played at the home of Football League 1 side Dagenham & Redbridge FC. Vallance U18 won the game 2-0. A trophy and medals were handed out to the players from Dagenham & Redbridge youth team coach.

SNT Cup 2011 Date 26/04/2011


This years SNT (Safer Neighbourhood Tournament) ended early for both Vallance FC teams. Vallance U16 failed to win any of their group games and did not progress to the final.


The SNT U16 was won by Vallance U16 last year.


Vallance FC Senior (pictured) team progressed to the 2nd round after beating local rivals Newark FC in the 1st round 2-0 of the senior category.


In the 2nd round Vallance lost 3-1 to London Tigers B.

Easter 2011 holiday programme Date 26/04/2011


During the Easter 2011 school holiday Vallance CSA held a 2 week Multi Sports programme at Weavers Field.


The programme was attended by over 60 young people aged 5-14 years old and is part of the Community Sports programme at Vallance.

This project is funded by the BBC children in Need and Tower Hamlets Council.

Easter 2011 holiday Football Coaching Programme Date 05/04/2011


Vallance FC will be holding a 6 day football coaching programme during the Easter school holiday. The coaching is free of charge and open to boys 5-13 years old.

This will take place on;
Week 1- TUES 12th, WED 13th, THURS 14th April 2011
Week 2- TUES 19th, WED 20th, THURS 21st April 2011

All sessions are 11am to 1pm.
The venue is WEAVERS FIELD in Vallance Road, London E1.

Can you please make sure you drop your son 10 minutes before the start for registration and come to collect him 5 minutes before the end of the session.

Please make sure your son brings a bottle of water and appropriate kit (trainers/football boots and tracksuit bottoms/shorts).

Any queries regarding location please contact Mr Junel Uddin on;
07956 835 811 or email

The Mayors Cup Date 30/03/2011

The Mayors Cup Date 30/03/2011


The Mayor of Tower Hamlets has launched a Football Tournament that The Council’s Sports Development team in partnership with Vallance FC and a variety of key local partner groups will be hosting Heat stages in Group Phase and knock out rounds up to semi finals.


The Tournament will be held in 3 age categories, Under 14’s, Under 16’s and Adults. The Heat stages will be held on Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th May 2011 at Victoria Park on the Summer League pitches.


The finals for all age groups will take place on the evening of Monday 9th May 2011 at Mile End Stadium, Rhodeswell Road, London E14.

For more details please contact

Junel Uddin on 07956 835 811 or email;

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Vallance U14 finish season Date 18/03/2011


Vallance U14 have just completed their first season in the Kent Youth League U14 North Division. The boys who are all from Tower Hamlets have been together since they were playing at U9 level.


Manager Junel Uddin said “The Kent Youth League is a very good standard of football and a lot of the teams in this league have senior sides playing at step 5 or above of the Football pyramid. The boys at times have played some brilliant football and we finished our season on a real high defeating Welling Wanderers 3-0 in our last league game.” He added “Hopefully these boys will continue to progress and one day play for our first team. The Under 14 boys already have a good relationship with the first team players as quite a few of the first team have come down and got involved with helping me with training and matches so it has been a real club effort this term”.


The boys are now on a short break. They will be competing in the UK Asian Championship in Preston on Saturday 23rd April 2011 and in the Tower Hamlets U14 Mayors Cup in Victoria Park on Saturday 7th May 2011 before the BFA U14 Summer League starts.


Training for the Kent Youth League U15 2011-12 will resume in July 2011.

Feb 2011 Programme Date 08/03/2011


During the February 2011 Half Term Vallance Community Sports Association run a week long programme for young people aged 13-19.


The project is funded by Tower Hamlets Youth & Connexions PAYP (Positive Activities for Young People). The programme was aimed at getting young people active during the half term. In the programme there was a Basic First Aid, Sports Fitness and Healthy Eating workshop.


Also there was a 5 day multi sports programme held at Weavers Field and Mile End. As a reward the participants had trips to the Cinema,Bowling and Ice skating and medals were given to the 13-14 year old boys for taking part in the training.


4 day football coaching programme during the February 2011 Half Term Date 01/02/2011


Vallance FC will be holding a 4 day football coaching programme during the February 2011 Half Term school holiday. The coaching is free of charge and your son has been invited.


This will take place on;

MONDAY 21st, TUESDAY 22nd, WEDNESDAY 23rd and THURSDAY 24th FEBRUARY 2011 from 11am to 1pm.


The venue is WEAVERS FIELD in Vallance Road, London E1. Can you please make sure you drop your son 10 minutes before the start for registration and come to collect him 5 minutes before the end of the session.


Please make sure your son brings a bottle of water and appropriate kit (trainers/football boots and tracksuit bottoms/shorts).

Any queries regarding location please contact Mr Junel Uddin on; 07956 835 811 or email

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