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Matlock police team up with Derby County to offer free winter football sessions

Posted on 22nd November 2013

Police will be lacing up their boots for a series of free football sessions aimed at hitting the back of the net with local youngsters.

Matlock Safer Neighbourhood Team have lined up alongside Derby County to offer the training sessions to boys and girls aged 11 to 17.

The 12-week series will take place at Highfields School, in Starkholmes Road, from 6pm to 8pm, kicking off from Friday, November 22.

The events, which will be lad by coaches from Derby County, are aimed at giving young people a positive activity to get involved in instead of anti-social behaviour.

PC Chad Fullerton, from Matlock Safer Neighbourhood Team, helped set the sessions up.

He said: “We wanted to set up something positive that young people can get really stuck into and to give them a fun activity to do on Friday nights through the winter.

“Events such as this build fitness, confidence and social skills as well as helping cut anti-social behaviour.

“They have a hugely positive impact and it’s something I’m sure plenty of young people will be lacing up their boots for.”

To find out more, contact PC Fullerton on 101.

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