COMPLAINTS are circulating around the members room at Camden Town Hall about why all of the charity football matches involving councillors seem to be the exclusive preserve of men. I mean, have we all forgotten what we learned in Bend It Like Beckham?
The blokes at the council should watch out. Linda Chung (Lib Dem) and Maryam Eslamdoust (Labour) are among those taking proactive action with a plan to unite and form their own Town Hall ladies football team. That’ll be a first. Good luck to them. It wouldn’t take much to beat Awale Olad’s boys team. Asked whether we could come and take a picture of the girls in their football strips for the paper, Linda told me on Monday: “When the weather’s a bit warmer.”