The Mercury strikes it lucky!


The Mercury Shopping centre is delighted to sponsor local girls football team Tigers Girls U13 Whites. The team is part of Hornchurch based Tigers Junior Football Club which is one of the largest and expanding clubs in Essex for girls grassroots football. Tigers have football teams for both girls and boys and provide training at their girl’s development centre which runs every Saturday morning for all ages headed by club chairman Keith Di Palma. Tigers Junior Football Club has recently been shortlisted for a London-wide award and nominated for the London Sport Awards 2021 for its Tigers Futures programmes, which helps young people to become coaches and referees. The winners of the London Sport Awards, sponsored by the City of London Corporation, will be announced during an in-person ceremony held at the Guildhall on December 6

Gemma Brooks Marketing and Tenant Liaison at The Mercury told the Havering Daily :“The Mercury as a community focused shopping centre is proud to support a local girls football team. The team has a natural passion, drive and determination, we can’t wait to see them develop over the coming season. Tigers does so much good for our local community whether that’s inspiring young people to develop their skills or providing food for local food banks,and it was great to hear the girls associate The Mercury as a place they visit to shop and enjoy the cinema with family and friends. 

“The girls play matches weekly and train twice a week and are part of the BCFA Youth League. The girls beat last year’s league winners on Sunday finishing 2-1 the first time wearing the new kit, let’s hope the kits bringthem a lucky streak for the rest of the season!”

Paul Vincent head coach for the girls says: “As coaches we’re here to develop the girls as footballers and young people. We enjoy seeing players develop, progress, and share our passion, sharing our enjoyment, love and understanding of the game with them. We would like to establish ourselves as an eleven a side girls team playing football the right way, in a predominantly boys league with some girls playing up a year to do so”. 

You can follow the girls progress on Twitter @TigersU11 and for further information on Tigers Junior Football Club visit

Tigers Girls.

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