The Sporting Bengal Football Academy was launched in May 2012. This pioneering venture was a culmination of years of hardwork by the BFA to establish a first class football academy which it hopes will unveil the first generation of local community professional footballers such as Anwar Uddin and fulfill its vision statement of " grassroots to professional football ". The opening of the Academy was supported by Barnet FC, Dagenham & Redbridge FC and Margate FC.
Through partnership work between BFA, Anwar Uddin , Tower Hamlets Council , Professional clubs, Member clubs , Tower Hamlets Youth League and the local community, the Academy will no doubt be a great success and will create a legacey which everybody involved will be proud of.
BFA would like to thank in particular Anwar Uddin for his professional input and dedication for establishing the Academy.