PL Summer tournament huge success! 

Great turnout with over 45 young people aged between 11 and 19 from across the South London participating. As well as football we had boxing from Carney’s Community and food provided by STORM making the day an all round success for the community.

    On Sunday 12th June Guy Mascolo Football Charity held their first ever annual fun run with the Paul Canoville Foundation.

    Over 300 people attended and helped raise funds for both charities, supporting all the fantastic work we do in the local communities.

    Following the opening of the newly laid 3G pitch on Doddington Estate, we were pleased to bring the Termly Positive Lifestyles to the fantastic new surface!

    With over 52 young people involved this was a great day of football and fun with everyone fully involved!

    Sanchia’s Ladies team did us all at GMFC very proud this weekend going undefeated in the Southwark Ladies 5-a-side competition!

    The Ladies came up against some strong opposition who have been playing in the ladies Division 1 and 2 of the GLWL. The girls fought came through with some excellent football playing teams off the pitch in the earlier rounds and then coming through some gritty fixtures to reach the final against local rivals Clapham United. The final was a thrilling encounter which was decided by one goal!!

    GMFC, in conjunction with Wandsworth B.E.I.T (Borough Early Intervention Team) run free football sessions across Battersea and Clapham Junction on the Patmore, Doddington, Surrey Lane and Winstanley Estates.

    As part of the Positive Lifestyles football program participants also have monthly workshops based on crime prevention with the aim to inform and educate the young people on the potential temptation to fall down the wrong pathways.


    On Monday 25th May 2015, when the last fixtures of the Premier League season were finally done and dusted, the Emirates Stadium opened for one last occasion.

    It played host to the London United Vitality Cup, the grand finale of The Evening Standard’s campaign to empower excluded young people through football.

    The BedHead FC U14 team were invited to represent The Guy Mascolo Football Charity in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete in a five-a-side tournament on the Arsenal FC pitch.


    BedHead FC U18 reached the final of Invitational Cup (The Lomax Cup), emerging victorious after a tense and dramatic extra time period and penalty shootout.

    Regular left-Back, Dillon Marshalleck Baker, stood in as a replacement Goalkeeper, saving two penalties to ensure the win. Having trailed for a long period of the regular 90 minutes, BedHead FC striker Ifeanyi Onwuachu levelled the score late in the game and then scored an even later long range drive to put his team ahead with only minutes to go.

    The opponents, Corinthian Casual Colts scored a late equalizer to take the game into extra time. After a demanding 30 minutes, no goals were scored and a penalty shootout would decide the fate of the two sides. Eventually, BedHead FC bagged the victory, having saved two penalties.


    In the summer of 2014, The GMFC Goal Getter Project held a tournament, keeping up with the spirit of the World Cup being held in Brazil.

    During this tournament, we aimed to educate the players on various aspects of the game, gaining knowledge on developing game intelligence in attack and defence. Other learning objectives included:

    • Individual skills including dribbling, turning, passing, receiving, heading and basic various 1v1 situations
    • Analysingopponents (Inspect, Study, Interpret, Evaluate)
    • Establishing roles for young players between 12 & 16
    • Developing awareness, imagination and anticipation. These are implemented via constant, variable and random practices.
    • Understanding the importance of warming up and cooling down before and after exercise, establishing how exercise contributes to a healthy and active lifestyle.


    “The Goal Getter In Europe” project’s purpose is to develop the intercultural learning of young people from the UK and Greece, both working together to develop, manage and sustain community sport programmes on the Island of Rhodes while heightening European awareness and also to create employment opportunities and promote healthy lifestyles.

    This project gives young people the opportunity to shape the delivery of the programme. Over the course of the 8 days, our experienced and qualified youth leaders, along with our young people from the UK,shared ideas with participants from Greece on how to sustain, manage and maintain a sports programme.

    Key aspects included promoting healthy lifestyles through physical activities including sport. Teaching each other how to:

    • Safeguard Young people
    • Deliver age appropriate commuinty activities.
    • Commuinuty networking
    • Design A Code of conduct
    • Monitor and evaluate, also promote a Sports programme
    • Promote a community Sports programme
    • Identify good leaders

    The Goal getter project adheres to the non-formal learning principles of the Youth in Action programme as the learning had taken place through workshops and outdoor activities i.e. delivering age appropriate practices to all participants; this method brought about a balance between theoretical and practical knowledge.

    At GMFC we place a huge emphasis on educating our young people and helping them empower themselves with the necessary tools to build for the future.

    We provide workshops based around nutrition, CV writing, Revision and many other topics aimed at giving our young people a broad range of pathways to progress whether that be through football or other avenues.



    In July 2015, some of the GMFC coaches went to different parts of Spain to teach Spanish children English.

    Here, Errol Bignall is seen coaching Spanish children in Madrid.

    Wednesday 5th of August was the Inaugural Positive Lifestyles tournament with teams of young people from across Battersea and Clapham Junction coming to participate in a fantastic day of Football.



    To celebrate Black History Month GMFC Positive Lifestyles took a group of boys from across our projects on The Winstanley, Patmore and Surrey Lane estates to Liverpool and take in The International Slavery Museum and the rich history and culture surrounding the city but in particular Albert Docks. Alongside this we played a match against The Liverpool FC Foundation and participated in their Kickz football session.


    Friday 4th December we had an in house game down at GMFC Cobham with the Reserve side playing against the A Team.