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Police Team Up With Local Youth Project

Police Team Up With Local Youth Project To Kick Off New Initative In Stroud

Officers from the Cotswold and Stroud Division are kicking off a new initiative to strengthen relationships with young people in the area.

A group of ten officers will swap their uniforms for football kits tomorrow evening, Wednesday September 26, in aid of a special football tournament with members of The Door Youth Project in Stroud.

Community Liaison Officer PC Mike Stanley explained more: "We want to engage more with young people and let them know that we are approachable and we will listen to them. We hope that by holding this tournament we can build a few bridges and build up a relationship with these young people based on trust and respect."

All officers have volunteered to take part in event during in their own time and the tournament will take place at Stratford Park Leisure Centre between 6pm and 8pm.

There will be two five-a-side teams from The Door which caters for young people between the ages of 11 and 20-years-of age.

PC Stanley added: "We hope this will be a success and taken in good spirit. If this goes well then we will aim to organise more events with a view to trying out different sports."

Posted : 25/09/2007 18:40:10

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