On 20th August, children and adults came together to participate in the 2014 Streets Sports Football Tournament at the Cumberland Arena in Crewe, hosted by Everybody Sport and Recreation.
7 a-side teams competed to be ‘Street Sports Champions’ for 2014 with ages ranging from 8 to 16 years and 16 to 25 years.
Additional activities took place during and around the event including; Muay Thai boxing, demonstrations by Ultimate Martial Arts and a BBQ supplied by the YMCA.
Cheshire Fire & Rescue and the Cheshire Constabulary were in attendance showcasing fire safety and drink drive ‘Think’ initiatives. Other partners also included Cheshire East Lifelong Learning.
Dominic Rogers, Police Crime Commissioner Youth Ambassador presented the winning team awards and commented, “It was great to see so many young people taking part in the football, Muay Thai and speaking about road safety with the ‘Think’ car. The car provides young people with an idea of the devastating consequences of road traffic collisions. Whether the young people are old enough to drive or are passengers, the car delivers important messages, especially during National Road Victim month.
He continued, “Events like these give the community the chance to come together and have fun as well as learning important lessons. Congratulations to everyone who took part in the day and I hope everyone enjoyed themselves.”
The winners of the 16+ Tournament were called ‘Crewe FC’ and the winners of the junior tournament [8 to 16 years] werecalled ‘OMG its Crewe’.
Geoff Beadle, Head of Leisure and Partnerships Development commented, “The Street Sports tournament demonstrated how the collective work of agencies, volunteers and Everybody can produce a festival of fun and enjoyment whilst getting across some serious messages about road safety and healthy lifestyles. Many residents saw that we offer a wide variety of leisure pursuits supported by strong community partners.”
Street Sports aims to expand opportunities and increase activities in sport by allowing young people the opportunity to make a positive contribution, through engaging them in decision making and in law-abiding and positive behavior. The programme looks to link communities within the borough, particularly areas that have been identified as ‘hot spot’ areas to reduce crime and anti social behavior.
For more information about Street Sports sessions in your area please visit: www.everybody.org.uk/development/street-sports
For images of the days events visit the album on our Facebook Page
Notes to Editor
Everybody Sport & Recreation – ‘Everybody’ is the new charitable trust established to run leisure services in the Cheshire East area. The trust aims to provide ‘leisure for life’ by changing lives through healthy recreation. The charity operates the 15 leisure facilities in the Cheshire East area as well as leisure development and outreach programmes.
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