London calling: Calcetto Eleganza

Saturday 30th of June – Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (Home to West Ham United since 2013) – The “Football Beyond Borders Summer Invitational 2018” takes place – You can read all about it below.

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6 July 2018

The charity football tournament, organised by the English team Altis FC , was held in support of the Football Beyond Borders organization, an association geared to the educational development of the underprivileged kids through the power of the most beautiful game in the world.

The aim of the event, in addition to the creation of a cultural melting pot between some of the most characteristics European football teams, was to raise funds to upgrade an abandoned sports center in Brixton (the crowdfunding is still on, you can support FBB at > https://chuffed.org/project/fbb-fund-the-future).

Calcetto Eleganza benefitted from the London trip in forging valuable new ties and consolidating its role as ambassador of the Milanese Football Culture at a European level.

This time the Calcetto Eleganza crew has been paired with some guests of honour, namely Jack Sharples (designer and founder of the streetwear brand Own), Sangyun Oh (Soho Warriors / Nivelcrack), Konrad Borzy (member of Tango Squad London and content creator of adidas football) and Julian Forte (captain of Guerrilla FC).

In addition to the Calcetto Eleganza Team, which ended the tournament unbeaten and won the Plate, many other representatives joined the game with the tie between them being an authentic passion for football. Such feeling was particularly clear in the tournament hosts’ team (Altis FC – ‘Football with Purpose’), in Pickles Magazine and in the French of Esperance Hostunoise that embraced their “Fighting Spirit” throughout the game (you can read more about it here)

The winners of the Cup were the boys of the E20 Football Foundation, a London charity organization based in the stadium district.

Football has proved again to be a legitimate catalyst of energy, styles and passions that transcends national borders.

An incredible experience chronicled in the documentary below: let’s go Calcetto Eleganza!

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