After winning The BT Sport Pub cup with “The Gun” in 2018 and then a domestic treble in 2019, Alan Bond was offered the position as Head of Football of Sporting Club de Mundial, an opportunity which allowed him to take The Gun’s community driven, pub team ethos and begin a personal ambition of moulding the club into something long-term for an area which is a real hotbed for football in London.
Hackney Marshes. The epicenter of grassroots football in London featuring 88 full sized pitches packed into the characterful London Borough. Mundial Magazine. A quarterly digest reminding football fanatics why this is so much more than “just a game”. The Gun. A new wave local pub serving craft beer and Korean food.
These three culture-laden catalysts gave birth to one of London’s most pioneering football clubs – Sporting Club de Mundial.
You will not meet a more football centric man than Alan Bond – his vision for SCdM is well thought out and ambitious. Expense has also not been spared by Mundial – the Creative Agency and Magazine backers of the SCdM revolution. Investment in Veo’s match filming product, enabling them to capture every moment of the season was a necessity. On top of this – beautiful merchandise, striking kit and regular training pitch hire – no one can argue they aren’t putting their money where their mouth is.
In their inaugural season, SCdM Men’s team went unbeaten, and were sitting pretty in 3rd place 2 points behind the leaders with 4 games in hand until lockdown put an end to what surely would have been a title winning campaign.
Take a look at some of the action from the 19/20 season:
You get a feeling this popular community driven football club is going places armed with a passion for football and a desire to grow. In just 10 months of existence, SCdM have set up a women’s 5 a side team and community drop in sessions for absolutely anybody looking to get into football (and go for a few beers after training).
Stories that you will discuss for years
Veo are extremely proud to be part of this journey and can’t wait to see what happens when we can return to the marshes. Equally, Alan Bond had this to say about how Veo is helping drive his club in the right direction.
“At Sunday League level, you create stories that you will discuss for years. When you are playing with your mates every week, to have the opportunity to film your games with such an easy set-up is a no-brainer of an investment.
For us, we were fortunate enough to win quite a few games last season and there’s nothing better than putting the video link into the group chat on Sunday night. It’s good to have those moments to look back on. Not only that, I’ve enjoyed going back over the highlights specifically with one of the young forwards and passing on a few bits of information that will help him progress his game.”
“This group of talented players have come together to represent Hackney so it’s a special story. Veo gives the younger generation who play grassroots football the chance to learn off our team. There’s a lot of value to the footage. As the club grows, they can always look back at the players who have represented the club”
We wish Bondy and everyone involved in SCdM best of luck for next season and can’t wait to see how the club develops.
Forza Sporting Club de Mundial!