Welcome to the second instalment of Stories from the market, a collection of short films that capture the distinct character and spirit of the New Covent Garden Market community and its people.
We kick off with an introduction to the market's new football pitches, brought to you by Covent Garden Market Authority, VINCI St. Modwen and Powerleague, the UK champions of five-a-side football tournaments.
Powerleague Nine Elms opened its innovative new home above the market's new Recycling Centre in autumn 2018, introducing five 5-a-side and one 7-a-side football pitches, as well as a unique high-tech skills zone – the first of its kind in Europe outside of a professional football club.
These pitches are all part of the evolution of New Covent Garden Market as we look to redefine the role a wholesale market plays in a capital city centre, and a sign of how the new market will start to bring its neighbours and the extended Nine Elms communities together more.
Watch the film to see everyone involved in this exciting new project, and hear from local neighbours' just how much the venue's transformed their daily kick about.
Stay tuned for more films over the coming weeks.