Family & Education

Wohl Ilford and Clore Tikva go head to head in first parents’ soccer game

The inaugural contest raised funds for the two Jewish primary schools


Game on: Wohl Ilford v Clore Tikva parents (Will Hope Photography)

The Euros may be upon us but last Sunday the talk in Ilford was of the inaugural parents’ match between the two Jewish primary schools.

Around 500 spectators turned up to watch Wohl Ilford Primary take on Clore Tikva.

The event, sponsored by the Anglo-Jewish Association, raised over £24,000, which will be shared between the two schools.

Clore Tikva’s vice chairman and joint organiser of the game, Jonathan Bloom , said, “Both schools are committed to academic excellence and strive to provide a nurturing environment where students can thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.”

East London and Essex’s Jewish communities, he said, “have a rich history within British Jewry. This football match provided us with a unique opportunity to celebrate our vibrant community through the universal language of the beautiful game.”

Co-organiser, Michael Fine, from Wohl Ilford, said “By investing in our schools, supporters are investing in the future of our community; empowering our young minds to reach their full potential. Through collaborative efforts such as this, the schools can continue to make a lasting impact on childrens’ lives and the broader community they serve.

“This is why the match was about more than just football; it was about using the sport as a catalyst to bring together individuals from our community who may not ordinarily participate. Regardless of the outcome on the scoreboard, the primary goal was to ensure that everyone had a memorable experience.”

AJA president Michael Newman said, “Events like these not only bring communities together but also highlight the importance of supporting charitable causes.The match’s success underscores the power of community collaboration and collective goodwill in the East London and Essex Jewish community.”

On the field, Clore Tikva took the honours with a 2-1 victory.

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