Commission a mural in Lambeth to honour local England football hero Jadon Sancho
As Lambeth residents, we are calling on Lambeth Council to commission a mural to honour local England hero Jadon Sancho, who was born in Camberwell and raised in Kennington.
Lambeth residents want to express their pride in Jadon’s part in the England men’s team’s historic achievement in reaching their first tournament final in 55 years.
Moreover, a mural would demonstrate that Lambeth stands in solidarity with Jadon for the vile racist abuse he and other black England players have been subjected to.
A hero on and off the pitch, Jadon has never forgotten his Lambeth roots. He’s helped build a state-of-the-art pitch in Myatt's Field Park, helping to nurture the future footballing talents of hundreds of aspiring south London footballers.
As Jadon himself has said: "Growing up in Kennington has made me the man I am today. I owe a lot to South London for nurturing the way I play”.
A mural would not only honour Jadon and his connection to our Borough, but would help inspire the next generation of boys and girls to follow his remarkable journey from Kennington to Dortmund, Wembley and, now, Old Trafford.
Show your support by signing the petition and writing to your local Lambeth councillor(s).
Please feel free to get in touch if you have a local artist in mind or would like to suggest a site which would represent a meaningful location to Jadon.
Finally, please lend your support to Lambeth Tigers' crowdfunder to help them raise enough money to develop and expand their football & cricket programmes, improve facilities and run an amazing facility for all the community in South London.
Callum McCulloch and Alex Richardson