The Xcel Sports Hub hosted the first Michail Antonio Showcase match against Walton Casuals Juniors FC U23’s

Four teams have been competing, over the past six months in the Michail Antonio Cup https://www.michailantonioandgmfc.com/, sponsored by the West Ham winger and Umbro and designed to give young players in South London the opportunity to develop as players and as individuals. The best players from each of the four teams then got to play in the showcase team.


Organised by the Guy Mascolo Football Charity https://www.guymascolofc.com/, this is the start of a football and social development programme close to the West Ham player’s heart, as he grew up in South London, and he is only too aware of the challenges facing youth today.

Huge thanks go out to Jo Scannella and Mark Harewood from Walton Casuals Juniors FC , and also to Mark Cornish for putting all the stakeholders together.

The Walton Casuals Juniors’ Captain – James Young – won the Man of the Match and was awarded a new  pair of boots from Michail!