Eastside United Football Academy was set with a vision to give local children the opportunity to excel and progress their skills through football. Eastside was established in 2009, our first session was on 22 September 2009 at Daurbeney Fields. We had no equipment except for 4 cones and a ball, something so simple put a lot of joy onto faces not only children but the adults also. As a learning mentor in the area I have seen all the social clubs close down leaving the younger generation with very little to do. I attended these clubs myself growing up in East London. Something had to be done and Eastside was born, within no time it started to grow and expand due to the talent we had. 2020, we now have players from all over London and a increased number of local teachers volunteering their time.