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Engage, 
Inspire,
Unite.

Lymore Gardens is not your standard football club; our purpose is community engagement, uniting diverse groups, and igniting individual development.

COMMUNITY

Lymore Gardens is not your standard football club; our purpose is community engagement, uniting diverse groups, and igniting individual development.

At Lymore Gardens FC we are committed and focused on helping communities to achieve sustainable change in their lives. 

We are efficient and effective in everything we do. We are ambitious about Lymore Gardens' growth and potential for even more significant impact.

We engage 250 youths and 90 adults through training, fitness, community satellite sessions and football matches.

Our club consists of 1 youth team, a girls club, with sessions within the school and other community groups for young people with additional needs, and three adult teams with games weekly. 

HIGHLIGHTS

Lymore Gardens is not your standard football club; our purpose is community engagement, uniting diverse groups, and igniting individual development, every week we live for one another and the beautiful game.

CHANGING LIVES
THROUGH FOOTBALL

We harness the power of sport and physical activity to increase young people’s life chances through improved well-being, healthier lifestyles, and greater long-term attainment. By using football, we build communities that, in turn, develop the skills and tolerances to thrive as individuals and together. 

ABOUT

If you know someone aged 16 to 50 who wants to play or is unemployed, contact us to find them a space within a local Lymore Gardens Just Play (train with Lymore) session.

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IT'S A NUMBERS THING

Lymore Gardens FC is driven by individual and collective impact.

We connect people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support for all community members, including Black, Asian and minority, those who are or on the peripherals of becoming gang members, single parents, and the unemployed. 

05

Girls Teams

15

People into employment or training.

620

People have engaged in our project. 

2,700

Minutes delivered within a year.

We connect people to statutory services as well as offering our community program (sporting opportunities, educational workshops, access to work opportunities, Media and broadcasting opportunities and mentoring) for practical and emotional support for all community members, including Black, Asian and minority, those who are or on the peripherals of becoming gang members, single parents and the unemployed. 

DIVERSE

Growing our GRDNS is our ethos, not just a project. We are a social prescribing link organisation that builds and uses our partnerships to give people time, focusing on 'what matters to me' and taking a holistic approach to people's health and well-being.

CONNECTED

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MEET OUR TEAM

Lee Benjamin

Lee Benjamin

Founder & CEO

Football Coach and Creative Entrepreneur dedicated to fostering growth, unity, and inspiration across Waltham Forest and neighbouring boroughs.

Carmen Gowie

Carmen Gowie

Lead Youth Practitioner

As the Lead Youth Practitioner at Lymore Gardens FC, Carmen Gowie embodies the club's ethos of empowerment and mentorship.

Our Partners

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OUR TEAMS

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WORD ON
THE STREET

Maria, East London Parent 

"Lymore Gardens FC has been a game-changer for our community in Waltham Forest. As a parent, I've seen its positive impact on our youth firsthand. They provide top-notch football training and go above and beyond, offering educational workshops and mentoring support. Lymore's commitment to sport and community development is truly commendable."​

Ahmed, Local Business Owner

"I've enjoyed witnessing Lymore Gardens FC's dedication to our neighbourhood. Their inclusive approach to sport and community engagement is unmatched. They bring people together through football matches and fitness programs and actively work with local businesses like mine to create opportunities for our youth. Lymore's commitment to Waltham Forest is inspiring and much-needed in today's world."

Sophie, School Teacher

"As an educator, I've seen the transformative power of Lymore Gardens FC in our school and beyond. Their programs extend far beyond the football pitch, providing our students with valuable life skills and opportunities for personal growth. Lymore's emphasis on community involvement and social prescribing sets them apart, making a tangible difference in the lives of our students and families. They are truly a beacon of hope and positivity in Waltham Forest."

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GROWING
OUR GRDNS

Changing Lives Through Football

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GET SOCIAL

Join our Football community and our Growing Our GRDNS projects, share, follow and get involved.

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GROWING OUR GRDNS

Focusing on 'what matters' and taking a holistic approach to  health and well-being

GROWING OUR GRDNS

Focusing on 'what matters' and taking a holistic approach to  health and well-being

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