St. George’s Park was proud to play host to the 2023 Grenfell Memorial Cup, the first time the event has been held outside of London.
The annual event, which raises awareness of the Grenfell Tower tragedy in west London and its aftermath, took place on Sunday 14 May with five games taking place at the national football centre in Burton-on-Trent.
A total 29 teams from North Kensington had entered local qualifiers for the chance to feature on the day at St. George’s Park, with teams from veterans, youth, women’s and men’s all in action.
And the day was rounded off with the final Grenfell Memorial Cup match, featuring those who lived or lost family in the Tower and the games were also live streamed to allow family and friends to watch whilst being produced with as many elements of Premier League football as possible.
The event also marked one month until the six-year Grenfell anniversary, which will be 72 months since 72 people passed away in 2017.
“As we approach what will be the sixth anniversary of the Grenfell Tower tragedy later this year, we were delighted to support this event organised by the Grenfell Foundation," said FA CEO Mark Bullingham.
“Given the proximity of Grenfell Tower to Wembley Stadium, those affected by the tragedy will always remain close to our hearts.
“Once again on 14 June this year, we will show our support by lighting the Wembley arch green in memory of the 72 people who died, the survivors and all of those affected.
“It was our pleasure and honour to welcome so many who are closely connected to Grenfell to our venue for what was the first Grenfell Memorial Cup to take place outside of London."
The final results on the day were as follows:
Grenfell Memorial Veteran's Cup: Latimer Road Veterans 3-2 Canada Blanch FC
Grenfell Memorial Women's Cup: K and C FC 3-0 Wst Ldn Shield
Grenfell Memorial Youth Cup: Optimum Sports Academy 3-1 Latimer Unity FC
Grenfell Memorial Men's Cup: Westbourne United 8-0 Lancaster West United
Grenfell Memorial Cup: Bereaved, Survivors and Community 5-4 Silent Walk FC