Stephen Lawerence Day 2022 Community Football Rematch 

On behalf of Ashley and I and all the partners/ supporters involved in our Stephen Lawerence Community Football Rematch hosted on Saturday at Barking Fc, we wanted to sincerely thank you all. 
We are very grateful that Rob Obrien who is the club Chairman of Barking Fc, kindly allowed us to use his wonderful facilities to host the rematch. The club showed us great hospitality in good support of the occasion and the Stephen Lawerence Foundation.

On Saturday there was a warm and vibrant community atmosphere as Yarnee Fc and SL Kings Fc, played with an amazing spirit on a very hot day, where it was humbling to see so many young people from various post codes and diverse backgrounds coming together in unity in loving memory of Stephen Lawerence. Thank you Jack for refereeing the match supported by your two linesmen and women. 
Well done to Yarnee Fc for narrowly winning 1-0, after a very even and hard fought two matches played. They are the Stephen Lawerence Day 2022 Football Champions. However all the young people who took part for Stephen, were  Champions  of the community! Great fighting spirit by SL Kings who represented their club and families  with pride. 

As the Co Founders of Kickoff@3, Ashley and I are extremely  proud we were able to work closely with you all to deliver a wonderful two events.

To end we have to give our final thank you and special mention to Tony and Sophie, for attending on the day to produce amazing drone film footage and photography. Tony’s drone photos are attached, which are phenomenal! 

Over the coming days when Tony and Sophie are both  free, they will be  working hard together to edit the drone footage and official photos. I believe there are 1600 photos to edit.  Once completed everything will be shared between us all, so you can freely use on social media and your various websites. 

For now thank you team and we look forward to working again with you all again soon.
 We were honoured to support the Stephen Lawerence Foundation again from last year, with our on line music event and awards ceremony hosted. The movement will not stop to create change by all  working together.#BecauseOfStephen #LiveYourBestLife 🧡

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Stephen Lawrence Day 22

On behalf of Kickoff@3 and all the fantastic partners involved, it was a humble pleasure to deliver our cohesive football match on Saturday in loving memory of Stephen. 

Very fitting for the occasion that it ended up as a 1-1 draw, in a closely competed game played in a fantastic spirit bringing South and East London together in unity with SL Kings Fc and Yarnee. There will be a rematch in due course, to crown the ultimate Stephen Lawrence Day Winners. 

However for now we are all savouring the warmth and love from everyone who attended and contributed to a very successful event.

Humbled that Clive Driscoll and your Honourable Stuart Lawrence attended as guests on the day, which humbled the audience who appreciated the great support for the occasion. 

As you may be aware not only was it a wonderful day hosted in the heat beat of Lambeth Borough, there was positive media coverage surrounding the event on BBC Radio London, Colourful Radio, ITN News and the Havering Daily . Also there was a Podcast from Tony Rice.

Not only did we host the Football but we had Sammy 777 and Boy Sayso, who are two young men who composed songs especially for Stephen Lawrence Day, which has attracted amazing interest. 

Paul Mckenzie from Youth Unity capped the day with awesome film footage, which featured the wonderful flyer produced by Lee Wood from Ember Designs that we have used to heavily to promote the event on social media. 

I have attached some photos taken from Sundays event, but I am sure others will have too.

You will find listed below the song links composed by Sammy 777:

and Boy Sayso:

Podcast by Tony Rice featuring Claude SL Kings and Boy Sayso:


Havering News Article for Stephen Lawrence Day:

All in all a wonderful event where we are all humbled, as we strive for Stephen’s legacy to remain.

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Trimoff@3 – Stephen Lawrence Day 2022

Upon the the kind blessing of Baroness  Doreen Lawrence and the Stephen Lawrence Foundation, both Ashley and I are humbled and proud  to announce that we will be launching our new initiative of Trimoff@3 in good partnership with Extreme Kutz on Friday 22nd April.

Extreme Kutz is a fantastic  community barber shop based in the heart of St Albans, Hertfordshire who supports Kickoff@3 and our ideas to raise key awareness of charities and invaluable causes, whilst also forging stronger, trusted relationships between young people and the police, which is very much a focus of Kickoff@3 and our voluntary work.

Those from Afro Caribbean backgrounds, know from the Windrush generation that a local barber shop or unisex hairdressers, is very much a focal point to bring diverse communities together to have warm laughter, discussion, watch cricket, football, horse racing, boxing, eat food, play dominoes and listen to vibrant music in a safe friendly environment open to all. 

Hence our Barber shop idea to continue Stephen’s legacy, by bringing our younger generation together to have fun whilst learning about Stephen using the theme of Barbering and local hairdressers.

Both Ashley and I along with Extreme Kutz, hope to see some recommended young people on the day.We know the Lawrence family and the Stephen Lawrence Foundation would be proud of those young people who step forward to make their pledge.

Stephen’s story is both challenging and inspirational. He was a normal young person who made the most of everyday opportunities. Although his life was short, Stephen provides a positive role model of a life well lived.

Stephen Lawrence was born and grew up in south-east London, where he lived with his parents Neville and Doreen, his brother Stuart and sister Georgina.

Like most young people, he juggled an active social life, school work, family commitments, and part-time employment. But he also had ambitions to use his talent for maths, art, and design to become an architect, and wanted to have a positive impact on his community.

Tragically, his dream of becoming an architect was never realised. On 22 April 1993, at the age of just 18, Stephen was murdered in an unprovoked racist attack. He didn’t know his killers and his killers didn’t know him.

After the initial police investigation, five suspects were arrested but not convicted. A public inquiry into the handling of Stephen’s case was held in 1998, leading to the publication of the Macpherson Report, which has been called ‘one of the most important moments in the modern history of criminal justice in Britain’.

It led to profound cultural changes in attitudes to racism, to the law and to police practice. It also paved the way for a greater understanding of discrimination of all forms and new equalities legislation.https://www.youtube.com/embed/t3Fzbqf9ZTI?feature=oembed

About the song:

I was asked by michael at Kickoff@3 to participate in stephen lawrence day by making a song that would honour him (stephen lawrence) and bring light to the dark situation.

When Michael had asked me if I would like to make a song I didn’t have much knowledge on the tragic death at all, but I am never afraid to learn something new, so that’s what I did. I acquired knowledge and straight away got to making the beat and the lyrics in dedication to Stephen’s mother Doreen.

Sammy currently works part time in a barber shop located in St. Albans as an apprentice which he is really enjoying however music is his passion!

Instagram – Sammy7.7.7

Snapchat – samsonalexand3r

Twitter- sammy777___ (3 underscores)

For those who attended the barber shop on Friday would of witnessed the vibrant Caribbean vibe of laughter, good music and warmth in loving memory of Stephen. Also we were able to give away FREE West Indian Food of Rice and Curry Mutton to numerous customers and young people to celebrate this very special Day.
Young people took a pledge in memory of Stephen, where the first pledge by a 15 year old in one of photos attached, mentioned that he would call it out if something was wrong or said inappropriate. What a powerful thing to say! 
Both Ashley and I along with Wayne from Extreme Kutz and his wonderful staff, are extremely happy that we delivered a fantastic event where the community of St Albans came together as one along with the local Police in unity to leave a legacy in Stephen’s name.
We hope that many more positive events will continue to spread key awareness, as Stephen Lawrence Day should be celebrated 365  days a year with positive energy as on Friday.