Pickles Meets Will Hughes

Over six foot tall and with a shock of blonde hair, Will Hughes suffers from what statisticians call the availability heuristic – he stands out, you notice him. Stuart Pearce called him “technically a very sound player” and he was playing regularly in the Championship at 17, asked to unlock defences with a mesmeric range…

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Football Beyond Borders Community Cup

This Sunday saw Football Beyond Borders stage the FBB Community Cup, hosted at Dulwich Hamlet’s ground in Champion Hill, south London, to raise funds and awareness of FBB’s potent mix of football and youth work. The day, which saw a youth tournament, a corporate tournament (in which Pickles FC made a competitive debut), a women’s showcase,…

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Football Beyond Borders x Hummel

A crisp, sunny Sunday in Walthamstow, Mothers’ Day to be precise, but it’s the Football Beyond Borders family who are celebrating with an exhibition match and kit unveiling. In an exciting new partnership, AFC Oldsmiths, a club founded in 2009, will be proudly joining FA founder members Wanderers FC in having Football Beyond Borders emblazoned…

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Pickles Meets MCWFC

A slightly dreich morning at Sale Sharks’ AJ Bell Stadium, and I’m here to meet some of the stars of England’s best performance in an international tournament in 45 years. I’m shown into a small, tiled changing room and there, sitting on the floor against the wall, knees drawn up to her chest, is England’s…

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