Football United Against Knife Crime – Saturday 1st December 2018
Sixteen-year-old John Ogunjobi was a member of the St Matthew’s Project and played for SMFC from U10s to U14s in the London County Saturday Youth Football League. He was stabbed and killed on November 5th in Tulse Hill, South London. John’s was the 119th murder in London this year.
As a group, two South London clubs, St Matthew’s and Broomwood FC are joining together to ask all South London clubs to observe a minute’s silence before league games on Saturday 1st December.
We are also calling on players, parents, clubs, sports organisations, community groups and those connected to sport in South London to share the hashtag #footballunitedagainstknifecrime across social media on the morning of December 1st.
This will be a chance to share a moment to commemorate John and to spread the message – both via our club networks and social media - that we in the youth football community are united in an effort to stop the scourge of knife crime, particularly across the capital.
An email with further details of how you can support this campaign will follow in the next few days.