Huracan FC Update

It’s been another season of progress for Huracan FC London, on and off the pitch, as our Sunday League side continues to grow, in only our third year of existence. Following a second consecutive promotion, and a wonderful pre-season tour to Argentina (the highlights of the trip included having tea with the British ambassador, playing a game in Huracan’s stadium, and appearing on South American ESPN show ‘Pura Quimica’, as well as being paraded on Huracan’s pitch to thousands of fans), the team has been fighting for glory in the Southern Sunday League 2nd division.

A strong start to the season put us in a great position for a tilt at the league title, but a couple of disappointing results since Christmas have meant that the league title is now out of reach. A third promotion is still very much on the cards, however, as Huracan remain favourites for 2nd place. A remarkable achievement given that we were in the 4th division just two seasons ago.

Huracan FC London is also in the semi finals of the Southern Sunday’s equivalent of the FA Cup – if we get to the final, it will be held at Sutton United’s ground on 12th May.

Off the pitch, the team has continued to strengthen its ties with the charitable causes it supports in Argentina, primarily ONG Corazon Quemero (an NGO from Huracan’s local area) and Grupo San Felipe (who the AAS know all about). Shirt sales have continued to generate revenue for both charities and amazingly, we managed to auction two special shirts – signed by Huracan legends past (Ossie Ardiles) and more recent (Argentine international Javier Pastore). The shirts raised about £450 in total.

The most exciting date in the HFCL calendar is the world premiere of the documentary about our trip to Argentina, ‘Una Pasion sin Fronteras’. The screening is taking place at the brilliant ‘Whirled Art Cinema’ in Loughbrough Junction, South London on Sunday 15th April at 3pm. It should be a great event, with an asado being set up (a choripan is included in the ticket price!) and a raffle taking place. Tickets are £7 and all the profits go to the causes we support. We hope to see you there – please send Henry May an email to secure your place (they are limited). henry.may@teachfirst.org.uk

Dale Globo!