Prevention of crime is goal for Notts County courses

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Preventing crime is the goal for a new football scheme that will deliver courses in Hucknall for youngsters aged 12 to 16-years-old.

Notts County FC Football in the Community (FITC) has teamed up with Nottinghamshire County Council to deliver the ‘Onside’ project, which aims to engage youngsters in ‘positive activities’ such as football and dance workshops in the evenings.

Football sessions will be delivered twice a week for 1½ hours each, from Monday 22nd July until March 2014.

FITC’s sports coaching staff will work with the teens - an age group that is at risk of becoming involved in criminal activity and anti-social behaviour - providing a constructive, safe environment for them to attend the activities. These will benefit their behaviour, attitude, health and improve social inclusion.

Steve Hill, Community Director at FITC, said: “We’re delighted to work with Nottinghamshire County Council and the Police and Crime Commissioner to deliver Onside. We have a track record of successful delivery with this age group and we hope to be able to have an impact in the four new projects we start this month.

“Keeping young people involved in constructive activities is important. It ensures they have positive role models and has a beneficial impact on local communities.”

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