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Pro:Direct Soccer Presents 'Grassrooted' Film on Hackney Marshes

Hackney Marshes has forever been the home of Sunday League Football. Nowhere has seen more characters, more mismatched kit, and more hangovers than the famous old playground of amateur football. But, is it as strong as it once was? Pro:Direct Soccer recently investigated.

The cherished ground of friendships, rivalries, and fairytale goal descriptions. Hackney Marshes has it all. The flickering of tape hanging off rusting goalposts, the taking down of the nets after a resounding 4-0 defeat in freezing temperatures, the half-time cigarette. It's genuine football, all for the love of the game.


Pro:Direct Soccer tagged along with local team, Hackney Wednesday FC (from the Camden Sunday League) to dig deeper into the stories of England's grassroots game. Why has it spanned generations? Is the rising cost of football putting Sunday League under threat? The short-documentary gives a beautifully relatable insight for anyone who's dragged themselves out of bed on a Sunday morning in desperate search for a pair of shin pads.

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