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Club set up after London riots competes in the FA Cup

A football club set up by a teenager after the London riots six years ago is competing in the FA Cup for the first time.

Aged 16, Prince Choudary set up AC London to stop youngsters falling into gang life in south London.

They face Crawley Down Gatwick FC on Saturday - a game which will see Choudary become the youngest manager in FA Cup's history.

I wanted to help these guys - they were clearly misguided, they were misled, they were a bit confused, they didn't know what to do, so I thought if I set up a football club everyone loves football - well, most people anyway - and I thought this will give them a chance to get into good stuff.

– PRINCE CHOUDARY, AC London Manager

The group is made up of 16 nationalities who've come a long way since 2011.

It's good, it takes your time up, you're busy and you're doing something positive, you know? Like some people, they could be playing football in their spare time and they're not they're out there, and doing things maybe they shouldn't be doing.

– KIERAN DOWDING, AC London player

A trainee solicitor by day Prince Choudary has become an aspiring football manager by night.

I have to say, Prince is a prodigy. I mean, look at all he has accomplished at such a young age. I mean, it's admirable. And he's such a great person as well and he's such a hard, committed individual, he's a great brother. He's an inspiration for any young manager who's trying to pursue a career.

– NURRUDIN HANIF, AC London player