fdu has always been a supporter of grassroots football and its emphasis on learning and development. The fdu-sponsored Maccabi London Lions U10s Blues 2018/2019 season was full of ups and downs, but the team never lost its purpose; to develop as players by relishing the successes and learning from the lows.

The team recently took a trip to Holland to celebrate the season where the learning continued with an awe-inspiring Ajax Stadium Tour, a moving visit to the Anne Frank Museum, and an exciting European tournament where the boys came head to head with teams from Holland, Belgium and the UK. The players committed to the cause throughout the season and worked hard to develop as technical sportsmen and as people. Their progress on the pitch and off the pitch has been commendable and with team spirit high all the way through, we are sure that the team will continue to develop as they transition onto bigger pitches next season and to 9-a-side.

Congratulations Lions, a season of true life experiences and developing those all-important relationships that carry you through life – not just in sport.