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Hackney Marshes is the spiritual home of grassroots and Sunday League football in the UK, homing up to 71 pitches across 340 acres of land. This series by Director Thomas Wootton www.thomaswootton.co.uk highlights the personalities of those involved at this level of the beautiful game at a time where participation levels are at an all time low. Episode One features our Referee and Fixture Secretary Jermaine Wright.
The Justin Campaign went along to The Hackney Marshes to talk to sunday league players from our league about their experience and views of homophobia in sunday football.
Check out the video featuring Sir Bobby Robson and iconic ex-England footballers playing Sunday Football for a commercial for Carlsberg. Would your team be able to take them on?
Check out the video of the 1997 Park Life commercial filmed at our Hackney Marshes. Featuring David Seaman, Ian Wright, Robbie Fowler and Eric Cantona.
Lionel Messi arrived at The Hackney Marshes as part of an Addidas campaign. Scheduled to play he ended up being mobbed and had to leave. But he at least walked on the iconic turf!
Lose Respect, Lose the Game. Referees give up their time for little financial reward so your game can take place. They do it for the love of the game not the abuse.
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Plans were unveiled from the Football Association for 'Respect', a cross-game programme dedicated to improving standards of behaviour at all levels of football in the UK.
documenting the Hackney and Leyton Sunday morning football league at the Hackney Marshes, East London. Including an extended interview with our league Chairman Johnnie Walker.