Safer Stockport Partnership Football Final

Four local teams from Stockport braved the weather and battled it out in the final of the Stockport County Community Foundation Football Project held at the Power League.

Jointly held by Safer Stockport Partnership and Stockport County Community Foundation, the football tournament was part of a 12-week campaign that aimed to reduce anti-social behaviour, engage with the local community and help increase physical activity.

The final tournament has successfully reached out to nearly 30 young people from several areas of Stockport.

The winners of the event after a mini league were Stockport Dynamos U13s beating Stockport Dynamos U14s by 3 goals to 1.

Councillor Shan Alexander, Stockport Council’s Executive Member for Safe & Resilient Communities, said: “Many children cite boredom as the main reason for committing anti-social behaviour. We hope this event showed them that they are able to participate in activities in a safe and positive environment.”

Matthew Bailey, Assistant Community Foundation Manager from Stockport County Community Foundation, said: “Over the past 12 weeks Stockport County Community Foundation have been working in partnership with the Community Safety Unit to help reduce anti-social behaviour in the parks across Stockport by engaging with the local young adults that have taken part in coaching sessions with our coaching team.

Matthew also said: “The Safety Summer project has been a huge success we thank the Community Safety Unit for working with Stockport County Community Foundation and we look forward to working with them again in future projects.”

Safer Stockport Partnership and Stockport County Community Foundation would like to thank everyone involved and are already looking to work together on similar projects in the future.