ReachOut! Charity Cup 2010

ReachOut!’s second annual charity cup took place on Friday 19th February 2010. As with the previous year, young people aged 13/14 from the charity got together to organise the event, supported by ReachOut! staff.

The boys worked in three groups, covering refreshments (Perry Walsh & Kenneth Koranteng), prizes (Ibrahim Bangura, Wasim Nawaz, Daniel Ogunnowo, Samuel Ogunnowo) and match day arrangements (Nathanael Kwateng, Tosin Oguntohun and Yosief Mehari).
Boys were responsible for all aspects of the event, including planning, budgeting, purchasing, printing and organisation on the day, documenting their work to put towards their Youth Achievement Awards (Silver). The event itself was a huge success, raising £4000 for ReachOut!

Thanks to the generous support of the following teams:

Barclays Capital
PwC Legal
Bloomberg LP x 2
Oliver Wyman
Boston Consulting Group
Macquarie Bank

The eventual winners, for the second year running, were, winning a tense final against Oliver Wyman. Cllr Muttalip Unluer (Speaker of Hackney Council), presided over the final prizegiving, with trophies introduced by Wasim Nawaz.

ReachOut! Charity Cup 2010 Winners –
ReachOut! Charity Cup 2010 Runners up – Oliver Wyman
Best Player – Joshua Mathew (Barclays Capital)
Top Goalscorer – Joshua Mathew (Barclays Capital)
Best Goalkeeper – Pierre Porquery (BCG)
Best Defender – Rupert Graham (
Fair Play Award – Barclays Capital

Many thanks to the companies who supported the event by entering teams, the volunteers involved (both as referees and assistants), The Petchey Academy for free use of the facilities (especially the Brazilian legends Jose & Pedro Reis) and especially Sainsbury’s (Dalston) and Pret A Manger for the wonderful donations of refreshments.