Starting a club from scratch is no easy feat. You need to secure a place to play, players, money, and something to play in. Thames Ironworks Community Football Club will make it’s debut Sunday as they face Ball Street FC XI of trialists at the Peter May Sports Centre, Walthamstow.
The new club was able to raise enough money for kits, and has secured Umbro to manufacture the West Ham United inspired shirts for the team. Because the club is so new TIWCFC will not have their shirts for their big debut.
Brace the Hammer has learned that Thames Ironworks reached out to Jack Sullivan (David Sullivans son) for help. Jack was able to get them in touch with Andrew Tyson, West Ham United’s club kitman, who has set the team up with a loaned set of 2016-2017 West Ham kits until Thames Ironworks kit’s are made.
TIWCFC will be sporting the same claret and blue that the likes of Mark Noble, Manuel Lanzini, and Michail Antonio wore last season.
For all the stick that the chairmen have gotten over the stadium, the transfer window, and more, it’s good to remember that we have a set of owners willing to help out a local community club, and others.
Thames Ironworks CFC will be playing in the Essex Corinthian League division 3 in their debut season and hope to make a strong start. To help raise funds TIWCFC are selling their replica kits for a special discounted price of £25 this weekend only. On Monday they go back up to £29.99.
Thames Ironworks would like to thank Jack Sullivan and Andrew Tyson for their support and assistance.