London’s football carnival

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Safer Neighbourhood Tournament 2012

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 It’s time, the carnival is here
Embracing Newark and the Tigers roar
Modest beginnings to a whopping tenth year
Soul will rock glitzy London to the core

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Milano and Stepney add intrigue
Footy bonanza at the marshes of Hackney
Spiritual home of the Sunday League
With an Olympic Stadium backdrop for all to see

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 It’s all fun so keep those chins up
Royal entrance from the community Shield
Veterans vie for the Jim Fitzpatrick Cup
With much merry and banter on the field

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Here come the girls with the Women’s federation
Kick it Out support the SNT crown
Man of the match will rouse contemplation
A quiet moment for the late Kelvin Brown

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Number7

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 (c) Emdad Rahman



The Safer Neighbourhood tournament is in it’s tenth year.

It’s a brilliant initiative by my friend Councillor Abdal Ullah.

The venue this year is Hackney Marshes on 5th May.

Do pop along. You can also take a picture with the Olympic torch, community shield and the NPower championship trophy.

Editor’s note:

Good Luck Emdad! And send our best wishes to the organisers.

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/londons-football-carnival/