What happened at our T-shirts design workshop with Akwaaba and Hackney Laces

We invited Akwaaba, a local migrant social centre and Hackney Laces, a girls community football group, to both the men’s and women’s games over the Non-League Day weekend.

We wanted to bring a fun activity for these groups and all fans attending, that shows football can be inclusive and affordable. 

The workshop was ran by volunteers from both the men’s and women’s teams, alongside members. The t-shirts were donated by Traid

Around 1,000 fans attended across the two games, with Saturdays Men’s game being one of the highest attended non-league games of the weekend.

Here is a gallery of the T-shirts:


Here is some of the feedback and reaction:

CCFC member Phil from Bold & Bold, who helped run the events, said: “The T-shirt idea came from my nine-year-old son who has been making bootleg Clapton shirts for his midweek training session.

“It seemed like a perfect activity for non-league day. Something that kids and adults could get involved in, and a great way to welcome Akwaaba and Hackney Laces.”

Get involved

We want to want affordable activities for young people and families.

All our games are free entry. Donations are welcome in the bucket at the entrance for those who can afford, with suggested £3 for waged adults.

We regularly run free activities for young supporters. The Young Tons have designed Christmas cards, led the players out on the pitch. They also operate the scoreboard and have a kick around on the pitch afterwards, weather permitting.

Pay-what-you-want open training. Anyone aged 16 or under can join our training sessions every Wednesday on the 3G pitch at Wadham Lodge, Find out more here.

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