London Tigers FC is our semi-professional team which competes in the Spartan South Midlands Premier League. Check FA Full Time for the League Table and Results & Fixtures.
At a Glance
|Home Ground||Colours||Manager||Assistant Manager||League|
|Orange / Black||Abdelkarim Elmacht (Karim)||Jamie||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 to help youngsters from deprived areas to enter into all types of sporting activities and to realise their dreams.
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 – 2010
- 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 2011
2011 – 2016
- ILFL Super Cup 2016
- ILFL Veterans League Champions 2015/16
- ILFL Premier Division Champions 2015/16
- U17s won the Challenge Cup in the London County Saturday Youth Football League
- Won the UK Bangladesh Championship National Football Competition 2015
- Musical Association League Division Cup 2014
- Team of the Month Award from the Spartan South Midlands Football League March 2014
- ILFL Super Cup 2014
- Tower Hamlets Safer Neighbourhood Tournament (SNT) Veterans Cup 2013
- Sports4Wellbeing MK Dons Tournament 2013
- U17s Harrow Youth League Trophy Cup 2013
- U17s Harrow Youth League Premier Division 2013
- Tower Hamlets Mayors’ Cup 2013
- Community Club of the Year Award at the Asian Football Awards 2012
Marylebone FC competed in local, regional and national small-sided competitions and became a dominant force within the Asian sports scene.
By the mid 90’s the membership and activities 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 also organised other national events such as the prestigious annual 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 Spartan South Midlands League, providing opportunities 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.
Valdas Dambrauskas managed seasons 2007– 2010, which 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, seeing the team playing some superb football, 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.
After Valdas progressed to a professional club, FK Ekranas, Giorgi Minashvili took over as manager for seasons 2010—2012 with the additional task of developing our u18 players towards playing in the senior team. The team dropped to finishing the seasons mid-table. In 2011, we moved to our own home ground in Greenford so dropped Kingsbury from our name to just London Tigers again and formed a Football Committee and a formal constitution.
From 2013 to 2015, new manager Armand Kavaja came on board with new players to replace the ones that left, some of them having taken up professional contracts abroad or their own homelands. The team settled into their new home ground which required some work after facing difficulties due to vandalism and thefts.
In 2015/16, Tigers managed to pass the 2nd qualifying round for FA Vase.
Season 2016/17 starts off with a new management team. With their plans to take London Tigers FC forward, this season looks set to be an exciting year for the team.