London Tigers started out as a small local football club in 1986, under the name Marylebone FC run by a few dedicated volunteers with a passion for football. Marylebone FC competed in local, regional and national small-sided competitions and became a dominant force within the Asian sports scene.
By mid-1990s the club membership was so diverse that we set up an organisation called London Tigers to cater for the health and sporting needs for people living in North Westminster. Two youth teams were set up who participated in the Lillie Road 5-a-side league. As the club grew and the young players became older, London Tigers joined mainstream leagues.
Alongside the Football Club, London Tigers became the leading Asian sports organisation providing the UK Asian community with an opportunity to display their talents in sports. London Tigers managed teams such as the UK Bangladesh football team, which takes part in the Inner City World Cup and were the first Asian Champions in 2001. London Tigers also organised other national events such as the prestigious UK Asian Community Cup in partnership with Chelsea FC, enabling us to provide a platform for Asians to play in professional stadiums, such as Stamford Bridge.
In 2002 London Tigers FC joined the Middlesex County Premier League. They won the Alex Smith Premier Divisions Cup 2005 and were one of the dominant teams in the league playing “sexy football”.
In 2006, having achieved success in the Middlesex County League, London Tigers joined the Molten Spartan Midlands League under the leadership of Eddie Cardoso, to provide the opportunity to inner city young players to play football against semi-professional clubs. The club have been palying at that standard since with many junior, youth and Sunday teams from u8’s to u15’s playing in the Camden and Regent’s Park League, U16-U18’s playing in the Harrow Youth League.
The Adult Sunday Teams are playing in the Asian Premier League (a project of London Tigers that is in its 3rd season) and Inner London Football League. The Veterans team at participating in County vets Cups in London and Middlesex zones.
London Tigers FC Accolades
1986 - 2000
Chicksand 5-a-side Cup (Brick Lane)
Metropolitan Police 5-a-side Cup
Musical Association League and 2 Cup (treble)
2001 - 2005
Inner City World Cup Winners - representing Bangladesh 2001
Winner of the Watford and London International Youth Tournament 2002
UK Asian Community Cup - final at Loftus Road (home of QPR) 2004
Asian Super Cup at Chelsea FC Stadium 2003 Champions
MCFL Alex Smith Premier Division Cup 2005
2006 - 2010
International Youth Football Festival Semi Finalist – Dana Cup (Denmark 2006)
UK Asian Community Cup at Chelsea FC Stadium 2006, 2010
Represented England U16 at Adidas FIFA World of Football in Berlin
Tower Hamlets Safer Neighbourhood Tournament (SNT) Cup 2007—2011
BIFA Ipswich Cup 2004-2007 consecutive and 2010
2011 - 2012
Asian Premier League 2011
Stephen Timms & London APSA Community Cup 2011
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