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Waterloo’s young footballers lift the Umbro Cup Plate

Waterloo FC under-12s have won the Umbro Cup Plate, part of an annual football tournament for more than 350 teams from all over the world, held in Manchester at the end of July.

The SE1 side was a recent recipient of 5,000 in sponsorship funding from Land Securities which enabled the youngsters to enter the 4-day competition.

"We have a strong team, which has topped its league for the past two years, and Land Securities' generous donation has allowed us to show that we can compete against the best young teams from around the world," said Maria Reynolds, administrator of Waterloo Sports & Football Club.

Earlier this year Land Securities launched the Capital Commitment Fund. This year's funding went to 12 local groups and projects, of which Waterloo FC was one. The fund primarily focuses on educational projects for children and young people based in Southwark.

"Our new retail and office developments on Southwark Street are part of a bigger regeneration effort in the area and we have set up the Capital Commitment Fund to further enhance the life of local residents", commented Mike Hussey, managing director of Land Securities' London portfolio.

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