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Sunday, 22 April 2012

Anti-knife crime football tournaments hailed as great success

By Robert Fisk from This is Local London News
11:40am Sunday 22nd April 2012

FOOTBALL is the latest weapon in the fight against knife crime.

Youngsters who played in the two tournaments at Goals, Elmers End Road, Elmers End, enjoyed a knock out competition with trophies for the winners and medals for the runners up.

And they also took part in workshops which highlighted the issues of knife and street crime and gave youngsters information about the consequences of their possible actions.

The Give Knife Crime the Red Card events were jointly held by Bromley police and Crystal Palace FC.

Sergeant Ian Mann from Bromley police’s schools unit said: "The reaction and interaction of the young people on both days of the programme was fantastic.

“Their desire to learn was phenomenal and they also enjoyed the interactive workshop sessions, as well as obviously the football tournaments. “This programme showed that learning and sport can work together seamlessly and beneficially.”

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