Stoke City’s Kicks Project in partnership with Engage Communities hosted a free five-a-side football tournament on Sunday 9th March, 2014 at the Power League Stoke. The winners of the tournament were given free tickets to the Stoke City v West Ham game. The winners also got the chance to represent Stoke City in a game against Burton Albion at St. George’s Park. The aim of the tournament was to bring all communities together through football with the emphasis being on fair play & respect while also promoting the ‘kick out racism’ campaign. The tournament was successful in achieving its aim; the youngsters put aside their differences and interacted positively with each other. The teams on the day came from the following areas of Stoke-on-Trent:
Meir, Normacot, Bentilee, Longton, Shelton, Cobridge, Norton, Tunstall, Burslem, Bucknall, Abbey Hulton & Newcastle.
Local Policing Team Chief Inspector Amanda Davies presented the awards on the day. This included trophies for each player on the winning team, fair play awards & runners-up medals. Congratulations to the overall winning team Shelton Young’unz for continuing with their long winning record in our tournaments. The overall tournament runners-up were Inter Me Van & winners of the medal tournament, Ummah FC.
The photos were taken, edited and uploaded by our young volunteer, Ayman Matloob, age 14 in our gallery section here http://goo.gl/OzywPd