Exciting finale as FC Brick Lane lift the Mayor's Cup 2023


This year the Mayor’s Cup tournament returned with a successful finale at Mile End Stadium.

FC Brick Lane beat Vallance FC 1-0 on Sunday 10 September to lift the senior men’s trophy, which was presented by Cllr Maium Talukdar, Deputy Mayor.

Teams battled through the hot weather to put in brilliant performances. Supporters turned up in their hundreds to cheer on their favourite teams.

Westward Boys beat Newark Youth 4-0 to claim the Under 16 winners title, and Tower Utd beat Westward Boys 2-0 to become the Under 15 champions.

The prestigious Mayor’s Cup, hosted by the council’s Sports and Physical Activity team, is delivered in partnership with the support of key partners and sponsors, enabling Tower Hamlets’ rich football heritage at grassroots to be sustained.

Held over two weekends, nearly 1,000 local players (aged 8+) took part to showcase their skills in eight adult and youth categories.

Heats were played on 2 and 3 September, with participants packing the pitches at Victoria Park.

Lutfur Rahman, Executive Mayor of Tower Hamlets, said:

“We have a thriving grassroots football scene which gives residents opportunities to play and compete in the beautiful game at all levels across the borough.

"I am delighted that we have delivered a successful Mayor’s Cup 2023 and I congratulate this year’s winners and everyone that took part.”

Cllr Iqbal Hossain, Cabinet Member for Culture and Recreation, said:

“The Mayor’s Cup is focused around raising participation, improving health and wellbeing, and creating opportunities.

"Following closely behind the Women’s World Cup, this year’s tournament has inspired people of all ages and backgrounds to nurture their talent, harness their competitive spirit, and adopt active healthy lifestyles.

"Congratulations to all this year’s participants on your amazing sporting achievement, and a big thank you to all the partners who helped make it happen.”

The final winners’ results are:

  • Junior girls u10/11 - Limehouse Laces 
  • Junior girls u12 - Limehouse Laces
  • u8 - Acorn (beating Victoria Park)
  • u9 - Vallance (beating Canary Wharf)
  • u10 - Tower Utd (beating Victoria Park)
  • u11 - Westward Boys (beating Young Star Elite)
  • u12 - Wapping Youth (beating Young Star Elite)
  • u13 - Victoria Park (beating One Goal)


Posted on Tuesday 12th September 2023