Stormzy Scores Epic Win: AFC Croydon Athletic Becomes His Home Turf!

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Stormzy is making big moves in the sports industry as he decides to buy his hometown club in Croydon. 

The rapper purchased the club after uniting with partners to seal the deal. 

With papers signed and deals made,  the rapper along with his partners are ready to take charge of the football club. 

Stormzy alongside his partners Wilfred Zara and Danny Young is excited to take on a new challenge to ensure the growth and success of the club.

In a statement released on Tuesday, June 27, they disclosed :

“We are delighted to embark on a new era at AFC Croydon Athletic, subject to final FA and league approval. This has been the culmination of many months of discussions,” 

Furthermore, this announcement came a few hours after the rapper released his new single Longevity Flow.

Last year, the rapper who is a known face in the sports industry worked with Manchester United, Adidas, and Sky Sports to improve off-pitch diversity in soccer. 

An official announcement  on Instagram read: “A three-person consortium comprised of Wilfried Zaha, Stormzy, and Danny Young has exchanged contracts with the existing ownership of AFC Croydon Athletic to acquire the assets of the club,” the statement further read, “The consortium will own, operate and develop their childhood hometown [soccer] club.” 

“Whilst completion is subject to legislative and governance procedures, the three consortium members are excited about developing a community asset in the borough that gave them their own opportunities. They hope to take the entire community on this exciting journey with them.” 

He further revealed, “More updates to come from the consortium in due course on completion.”

However, just last month Stormzy was awarded The Borough Award From Croydon Council. This award was to acknowledge his services to the borough community which includes his dedication  to music, mental health issues,  philanthropy, youth empowerment, and many more 

In a video, he said:

“It feels like a full circle moment,” 

He continued ”Anyone who knows me knows that I was born in Croydon, was raised in Croydon, went to school in Croydon, and all of my friends and family are in Croydon, so to be awarded the Freedom of the Borough means a lot to me. I thank the whole community and the people at the Council who made this possible.”