Tower Hamlets has a long history of links to football. This dates to over a century ago when dockers and ironworkers formed both Millwall and West Ham United football clubs.

With football, and sport in general playing a huge role in the physical and mental wellbeing of residents, we aim to provide opportunities to play the game at every level.

Check our Sports Club Directory for a list of providers. We also have details of local volunteer football projects that have built good relationships with the community.

Football leagues

Inner London Football League

An adult league based in Tower Hamlets. Targeting ages 16 to 21 years but open to all and encourages participation from neighbouring boroughs.

Email and visit the Inner London Football League website for more information.

Sporting Foundation Summer League

The BFA UK Summer League season starts in May each year and runs through to the end of summer. The project started in 1997, when Sporting Foundation created the Summer League with eight teams. Matches are played at Victoria Park and Stepney Green all weather pitch.

For more information please email

Tower Hamlets Youth League – Summer

The council in partnership with Sporting Foundation are introducing a youth summer league from May to July 2023. Games will be played on the dedicated pitches at Victoria Park. For more information please contact

Youth/Junior Football

Future Stars

Coaching sessions delivered by A-Z Sports for young people aged 8-16. Sundays 3-5pm, Mile End Stadium. Sessions cost £2. For more details please contact

Hamlets Way project

Free two hour weekly coaching sessions held each Friday at Mile End Stadium targeted for young people at risk of ASB. Aged 15-19 years. For more details contact

Women and Girls

Vicky Park Rangers FC

Vicky Park Rangers Football Club was formed in 2018 to give girls the chance to play football in a safe, fun and engaging environment.

As a FA charter standard club, we run girls only teams from Under 7s to Under 16s and continue to grow each season.

Training is at Mile End Astro on Tuesdays for our Under 7s to Under 11s and Stepney Green Astro on Thursday for our Under 12s to Under 16s. Competing in the Capital Girls League, we play our home matches at Victoria Park.

Tel: 07588 515 014 (Taner)

Limehouse Laces FC

London FA Charter Standard Female Club of the Year 2015. The youth team and FA Wildcats train at Stepney Green Park on Wednesday evenings. They also have a Vintage Laces team for senior players. For more information email and visit the Limehouse Lace FC website.

Tower Hamlets Women's FC

Tower Hamlets Women's FC are FA Charter Standard and were East London’s first female team. Teams train every Wednesday at Mile End Stadium.

For more information please email

East London Ladies

East London Ladies FC is an all-female community-based football club, run by females for females. For ladies of all abilities and from different walks of life, who all come together as one to play the sport.

The club has

  • an 11-a-side Senior Ladies Team who play in the Greater London Women's League
  • a Development Ladies Team
  • East London Little Ladies for girls aged 2 to 14, who play both socially and competitively.

For more information please email

Disability football

SEND Junior Football 

Inclusive coaching for young people aged 8+ with special education needs and friends. Saturdays, 1-2pm, Mile End Stadium.

We also have the Premier League Kicks programme running at Mile End stadium. Download the PL Kick poster for more information.

For more details contact Najma Sheriffu, Community Sports Officer at West Ham. Visit our disability sport section for more.

Mental Health football

Tower Hamlets Tigers FC

A Mental health division team (for anyone registered under secondary mental health services and CMHT's).

Sessions are at Stepney Green Park 3G Pitch, Monday's and Wednesdays 1-3pm.

For more information please contact or call 07767 392067 / 0208 121 5033.

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