Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Police Organise Football Competition

Thanks to the Brecon Neighbourhood Policing Team, children from five local schools took part in a successful inter-school football competition, which was held at Christ College Sports facility.

The tournament involved teams from local primary schools; Priory Church in Wales, Ysgol-y-Bannau, Mount Street, St Josephs and Llanfaes School.

Ysgol-y-Bannau won the competition and lifted the shield after they beat reigning champions Mount Street 3:2.

Brecon’s Matthew’s Jewellers kindly sponsored the event and ensured each participant received a medal and the shield for the triumphant team – while Owen Sports provided Gift Voucher’s for the best player awards.

PCSO Mark Ponting, who helped organise the event, said: “Sport is an effective way to gain the interest of children, especially if you include the competitive element and a prize for the winners.

“I was really pleased with the tournament and I would like to thank the schools and teachers for allowing the children to take part. We hope to repeat it again next year and maybe involve schools from further afield. We would like to thank the local businesses and Christ College for their support of the tournament and for investing in the young people.”

Powys Chief Superintendent Steve Hughson added: “It is really important that our Police Officers involve themselves with young people to ensure that we are engaged with all sections of the community. What better forum for this than through sport. I was really encouraged with the numbers of children taking part and my congratulations go to the winning team.”


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