At a Glance
|Home Ground||Colours||Manager||Assistant Manager||League|
|Orange / Black||Armand Kavaja||Ilirjan Memaj||Molten Spartan South Midlands Football League – Premier Division|
London Tigers started out as a small local football club in 1986, under the name Marylebone FC run by a few dedicated volunteers with a passion for football, who ran training sessions at North Westminster Upper School.
London Tigers FC Accolades
1986 – 2000
- Chicksand 5-a-side Cup (Brick Lane)
- Metropolitan Police 5-a-side Cup
- Westway League Cup Champion
- Musical Association League Winner and Cup Musical Association League and 2 Cup (treble)
2001 – 2005
- Inner City World Cup Winners – representing Bangladesh
- Winner of the Watford and London International Youth Tournament
- UK Asian Community Cup – final at Loftus Road (home of QPR)
- Harrow Youth Football League U13’s BANG Edutainment Team of the Year
- Asian Super Cup at Chelsea FC Stadium MCFL
- Alex Smith Premier Division Cup
2006 – 2012
- International Youth Football Festival Semi Finalist – Dana Cup (Denmark)
- UK Asian Community Cup at Chelsea FC Stadium 2006, 2010
- Represented England U16 at Adidas FIFA World of Football in Berlin
- Tower Hamlets Safer Neighbourhood Tournament (SNT) Cup 2007—2011
- KCB Youth Cup BIFA Ipswich Cup 2004-2007 consecutive and 2010
- Asian Premier League
- Stephen Timms & London APSA Community Cup
- UKBSF Champions Cup
Marylebone FC competed in local, regional and national small-sided competitions and became a dominant force within the Asian sports scene.
By the mid 1990’s the membership of the club became so diverse that we set up an organisation called London Tigers to cater for the health and sporting needs for people living in the North Westminster area. Two youth teams were set up who participated in the Lillie Road 5-a-side league. As the club grew and the young players became older, London Tigers joined mainstream leagues.
Alongside the Football Club, London Tigers became the leading Asian sports organisation providing the UK Asian community with an opportunity to display their talents in sports. London Tigers managed teams such as the UK Bangladesh football team, which takes part in the Inner City World Cup and were the first Asian Champions in 2001. London Tigers was also organising other national events such as the prestigious UK Asian Community Cup in partnership with Chelsea FC, enabling us to provide a platform for Asians to play in professional stadiums, such as Stamford Bridge.
In 2002 London Tigers FC joined the Middlesex County Premier League. During this time, they won the Alex Smith Premier Divisions Cup 2006 and were one of the dominant teams in the league playing “sexy football”.
In 2006, having achieved success in the Middlesex County League, London Tigers joined the Molten Spartan Midlands League to provide the opportunity to inner city young players to play football against semi-professional clubs. Along with the challenge of a new league came the amalgamation of London Tigers with Kingsbury Town FC and a new management team of Eddie Cardoso to take us forward as a united Kingsbury London Tigers FC.
2007– 2010 saw Valdas Dambrauskas become the new manager. It also marked the beginning of our youth development strategy and progression within the club. Valdas and Eddie combined forces to achieve the greatest success the club had in recent years, finishing 5th in 2009 and narrowly missing out on promotion. London Tigers FC also created history in 2008 by becoming the first club in Westminster for over 100 years to play in the FA Cup and win their first qualifying match.
2010—2012 Giorgi Minashvili took over as manager with the additional task of developing our u18 players to play in the senior team. In 2011, we moved to our own home ground in Greenford so dropped Kingsbury from our name to become just London Tigers again and formed a Football Committee and a formal constitution.
Season 2012/13 new manager Armand Kavaja came on board, this season looks set to be an exciting year for the team.