Battersea MP hosting reception to celebrate grassroots football club

Marsha de Cordova, MP for Battersea, is hosting a reception for grassroots football club FC Battersea on Thursday to celebrate their young players’ outstanding 2021-22 season.

Along with de Cordova, the reception will feature a special video message of congratulations from Premier League footballer Bobby Decordova-Reid, who plays for newly promoted Fulham FC.

Founded in 2019 by Jon de Maria, FC Battersea is a grassroots football club.

This season, only their third ever, all three of the club’s teams won trophies:

U12: Cup winners

U13: League & Cup winners

U14: League & Cup winners, CFC Foundation U17 winners

De Cordova said: “I’m so impressed by FC Battersea’s momentous achievements this season and shows the amazing talent we have here in Battersea.

“Being crowned champions and winning trophies takes a lot of hard work, dedication and skill, so it’s amazing that three of FC Battersea’s teams won this year. I hope that they will keep working hard and enjoy more success next season!”

De Maria said: “Winning five from six trophies this season reflects the talent and character of all our boys. They have been brilliant. The challenge is to go again next season. Champions do indeed work harder.”

Decordova-Reid said: “I just want to say congratulations to FC Battersea: to Jon and the coaching team, to the U12s, the U13s and the U14s, who won the double. I’m really proud of you, well done and keep going!”

Featured image credit: Chris McAndrew under CC BY 3.0 license

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