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Good relations initiative aimed at young people

Launching the Good Relations Football Factory Tournament are (l-r) Gareth Coleman, Ryan Garvin, Councillor Thomas Beckett, Chairman of the Leisure Services Committee and Daniel McCaffery.

Launching the Good Relations Football Factory Tournament are (l-r) Gareth Coleman, Ryan Garvin, Councillor Thomas Beckett, Chairman of the Leisure Services Committee and Daniel McCaffery.

LISBURN City Council has launched a new Good Relations Initiative based at its Football Factory at the Lagan Valley LeisurePlex.

The scheme is part of the Council’s Good Relations Programme, facilitated by OFMDFM and aims to attract young people from 13-17 years of age, encouraging cross community relations and provide a diversion from anti-social behaviour. The Initiative will give young people the opportunity to use the facilities at the Football Factory at the LeisurePlex and receive professional coaching, free of charge.

The Football Factory pitches offer state-of-the art artificial grass fibres which are suitable for all-year outdoor football and the facility can accommodate 5-aside and 7-aside football.

The 8week 5-a-side tournament will begin on Friday 22nd February and will run for 8 consecutive weeks (excluding Good Friday) from 7.30pm to 10.00pm.

Teams can be made up of 7 players (5 on and 2 rolling subs) and the maximum number of teams which can enter is 10.

Entry is on a first come first served basis and registration forms can be collected at the Lagan Valley LeisurePlex or at the Leisure Services Reception at the Island Civic Centre from 1st February.

Encouraging local groups to take part in the 5-a-side tournament, Councillor Thomas Beckett, Chairman of the Council’s Leisure Services Committee said:

“All local teams, youth clubs, community groups or even a group of friends are invited to take part in this 5-a-side tournament. It is sure to be a great way to spend a Friday evening, playing sport, having fun and meeting new people, and I would encourage as many people as possible to take part,” said Councillor Beckett. For more information contact Kelly Dougan, Leisure Services, Lisburn City Council on 028 9250 9566.

 
 
 

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