One of the best things about Hackney Laces is the people. And today we’ve decided to have a mini-love fest for Keisha Graham Benjamin, aka KGB. In addition to bringing every teenaged female related to her within a six-mile radius of Hackney to training, she rocks up every week and lends her quality coaching and support to the team.

Keisha was born and raised in Hackney and spent her formative years playing football with boys as girls didn’t really play and there weren’t many opportunities for her to get involved in football. We talk about this often and it’s part of why she’s been so heavily involved in Hackney Laces – and of course why she brings along her three younger sisters, three cousins and two second-cousins and even a fourth cousin. Yes, fourth cousins exist.

KGB, we love you.

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