Another police five-a-side event for kids

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Police in Morpeth are inviting groups of local children to take part in a football tournament.

Officers from the sector’s Neighbourhood Policing Team have organised the Summer Cup five-a-side competition, three months after a similar event in April attracted more than 100 participants.

The tournament is for kids aged between 10 and 12 and it will be held at the Riverside Leisure Centre on Wednesday, July 23, between 11.45am and 4pm.

There will be trophies for the winners and runners up and the player of the tournament, and all youngsters taking part will receive a medal.

Officers will be joined by members of the Bad Apples Youth Project, which will host an alternative circus skills workshop, face painting and other sporting activities.

Sergeant Sharon Wilmore-Greaves, from the Morpeth Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We love organising events like this and giving the kids in Morpeth something to do during the school holidays.

“The whole day is a great opportunity for us to engage with the children and give them an opportunity to see their local police officers in a different light.

“We get great support from the council, C-Salt (the management company for Morpeth’s leisure centre) and other local businesses who have provided refreshments.

“Barnabas Safe and Sound and Bad Apples will also be at the event to interact with the children while they’re not playing football and make it a great experience for participants and their families.”

Entrance to the event is free and sign up sheets for the football tournament are available at the leisure centre.