London club fighting fundamentalism through football

The children are learning the importance of team work. Credit: ITV News

A south London club is helping in the fight against extremism through football.

The club, known as Tuff FC, was set up with one very special goal -to unite teenagers through sport, and stop them becoming radicalised online.

Organisers say it's already working - and they've stopped hundreds of young Londoners travelling abroad to join Islamic State.

Founder said the key thing was to teach British values and critical evaluation skills whilst respecting the cultures the young people come from. The project has been deemed so successful they have been invited to visit the White House by President Obama. Rags Martel reports.