Tournament unites community

Community Integration Project - football tournament

Community Integration Project - football tournament

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A football tournament, delivered by local orgnisations, to unite people, took place at Kenilworth road last week.

Active Luton teamed up with Luton Town Football in the Community, Luton Town FC, Beds FA, Bedfordshire Cricket, Luton Borough Council, Team Beds and Luton, Active Support, TOKKO, Street Games and Sport England for the project.

Community Integration Project - tournament

Community Integration Project - tournament

The aim of the project is to improve community integration in Marsh Farm, Lewsey Farm and Farley Hill.

A workshop, delivered by an ex offender, warned the men of the consequences of getting involved in crime and spoke about opportunities being taken through education.

Helen Barnett, chief executive of Active Luton, said: “This project is already changing the lives of a number of disadvantaged young people in the community by positively engaging with them through sport and education.

“The workshop was a real eye opener for the young people and there were some really nice moments of sportsmanship during the football tournament which shows how sport can help to bring people together.”

It is funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government and Sport England, trough the Community Integration Through Sport fund.

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