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Community Projects Plus Cup Final Success

Community Projects Plus Cup Final Success

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  • Posted 5 years ago
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Over 60 young footballers from various areas of Leicester took part in the Community Projects Plus Cup Final recently; a special football tournament that showcases the hidden talents of local young players.

Held at Goals Soccer Centre on Saturday 21st September, the tournament was organised by Community Projects Plus, and rewards young people, aged between 8 and 19-years-old, for their dedication in taking part in a series of area competitions in the city over the course of the past six months.

Young players from the Braunstone, Northfields, Beaumont Leys and Highfields areas of Leicester were eligible to participate in the tournament, which is part of the Street Sport Programme, delivered by Community Projects Plus in partnership with the Positive Youth Foundation. The aim of the programme is to use sport as a tool to tackle anti-social behaviour and boost the confidence of local young people.

During the course of the tournament, there was also a speed-shot competition held to see which player possessed the most powerful strike.

Encouraging young people to take part in diversionary sport activities, the Community Projects Plus Programme, which is funded by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, has engaged with over 1000 local youngsters since it started in September 2012.

Jon Hunt, from Community Projects Plus, said: “It was a great event and the young players really enjoyed this part of the Street Sport programme. The opportunity to use a venue like Goals was very special for everybody. We hope that the participants will now look at other areas of their personal development, as the Street Sport programme goes beyond sport and aims to support young people with a number of lifestyle choices.”