Jadon Sancho has put a smile on the face of many kids in his hometown of London with a new football pitch. - © 2019 DFL
Jadon Sancho has put a smile on the face of many kids in his hometown of London with a new football pitch. - © 2019 DFL
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Jadon Sancho helps build new state-of-the-art football pitch in South London

Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho has given back to the community in his native London in a huge way, teaming up with Nike to build a pitch for young footballers in the English capital.

Sancho, 19, was born and raised in the London suburb of Kennington and has often spoken about learning to play football on the streets in his local area.

Now an England international and Dortmund first-team star, the winger has helped provide even more help for those less fortunate than himself to have the chance of playing football.

"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," Sancho told Versus. "I hope the local kids feel empowered to tell their own stories through football and follow in my footsteps - this pitch being just the ignition point."

The brand new facility plays home to local club Lambeth Tigers, a club and organisation founded by David Marriott and Jamahl Jarrett which is committed to helping kids in South London access football.

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The pitch will be used year-round by kids from the age of six to 18, and help more than 300 young players nurture their footballing talents through coaching, workshops and training.

As seen in the post from Twitter above, the pitch has been designed with a black and orange turf, to represent the club colours of Lambeth Tigers, while Sancho's own 'JS' initials feature in the centre circle and around the pitch itself.