Posted on 13th January 2014
Free transport will be available for youths in Fairfield in a bid to encourage more people to get involved in an innovative football training scheme.
Every Friday, from January 24 until March 28, there will be a free mini bus available from the Sure Start Children’s Centre on Victoria Park Road, Fairfield to the Goalz training project.
Goalz is a series of free training sessions led by coaches from Stockport County FC Community Foundation and is open to youngsters aged between 10 and 17.
The free football training scheme runs weekly from Buxton Community between 6pm and 9pm.
The sessions include an educational hour covering issues such as the consequences of binge drinking, drugs and anti-social behaviour.
PC Steve Blore from Fairfield Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “The Goalz project is really popular with local youngsters and is also a great opportunity for us to chat with the kids about making the right decisions in life.
“The sessions have proved a useful diversionary tactic to help keep youths off the streets and help to steer them away from anti-social behaviour by providing a safe place for them to meet up with friends.
“Providing free transport is a way for us to encourage even more kids in Fairfield to get involved and if there is enough interest we can work on increased transport to get them there safely.”
Transport will be available for seven people and will be run on a first come, first served basis. Pick up will be at 5.45pm and returning at 9pm.
To speak to the team or to find out more about the scheme, call PC Steve Blore or PCSO Patrick Haley on 101.