'˜Spring Knights' football kicks off

Local young people are being encouraged to sign up for the '˜Spring Knights 5-a-side Football Championship', which is a fun 8 week community project, commencing on Friday 4th March at Laurelhill Sports Zone.

Organised by Lisburn & Castlereagh Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) in collaboration with the Sports Development Unit at Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council and the PSNI, the ‘Springs Knights Football Championship’ aims to provide an alternative for young people and increase participation in sport at times when communities are perhaps vulnerable to anti-social behaviour.

Speaking about the initiative, Councillor Scott Carson, Chairman of Lisburn & Castlereagh PCSP said, “Traditionally during the lighter evenings, there has been an increase in anti-social behaviour. This project is designed to provide young people with an opportunity to become involved in sport in a safe and secure environment.”

District Commander for the Lisburn & Castlereagh area, Superintendent Sean Wright commented, “This championship can show the young people of this district a healthy and constructive way to spend time and meet new friends.”

Matches kick off at Laurelhill Sports Zone on Friday nights between 9.00pm and midnight. Teams should consist of up to 8 players with 5 playing and 3 rolling subs. Registration forms can be obtained from Sports Development on 028 9250 9566 or by emailing [email protected] Registration closes on Friday 26 February.