More than 170 young people took part in a football tournament hosted by the Leyton Orient Trust.

The event, which took place at the SCORE Centre next to Leyton Orient’s Breyer Group Stadium, invited players from all over London, as well as teams representing Luton Town FC Foundation, and was part of the Premier League Kicks programme.

The day started with a motivational talk at the stadium from comedian Mister Cee, who spoke to the young people, aged 15-18, about their futures and encouraged them to think about what they aspire to be.

This talk was then followed by two five-a-side football tournaments, with the Arsenal Foundation winning the girls’ competition and the Leyton Orient Trust coming out on top in the boys’.

Hafiz Haque, lead development coach at the Leyton Orient Trust, said: “We saw a fantastic turn out today - over 170 boys and girls came together from all walks of life and every corner of London, and beyond. For some, this was a reward; for others it was a reason to stay off the streets and for the majority it was just an opportunity to enjoy playing football in a safe environment.

“Events like this highlight just some of the positive stories that are taking place in every community with young people at the heart. Players and coaches spending their time in half-term to come together and enjoy their joint passion of football.”

The Trust is a charity that works closely with Leyton Orient Football Club and other partners to deliver and develop health, wellbeing, educational attainment and life skills programmes to local communities in Waltham Forest, Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Redbridge.