Released: 25 July 2011
Young people from Ardglass have completed their soccer fun week, hosted by Down District Community Safety Partnership (CSP).
The Partnership ran the programme as part of their Anti Social Behaviour Action Plan in association with Ardglass Football Club and Grassroots Football.
Down District Community Safety Partnership Chairman, Councillor Michael Coogan said, “We were very pleased with the take up of young people in the area who fully participated in the programme. We hope they were able to take the skills they have learnt and adapt them to their everyday lives. Our engagement programme in Ardglass has made contact with all age groups within the area and provided activities and services to assist in the reduction of anti social behaviour. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our partners in this event which has made it a great success.”
Seamus Heath, Grassroots Football Manager added, "I would like to thank the Community Safety Partnership of Down District Council for the opportunity to deliver a fun week in Ardglass. This exciting initiative enabled us to mix the fun filled week of matches and skills with workshops which dealt with the topics of behaviour, discipline and caring for your neighbourhood. Overall it was a very successful week."
Ardglass Football Club Chairman, Hugh Hart added, "The young people of our football club and the local area really enjoyed the five day event. They had a focus for the five days and the feedback from the 40 young people was so encouraging. I really appreciate what the CSP and Grassroots Football offered this week."