Young people of all ages and abilities will
have the opportunity to come together and play football throughout
the summer holidays at Ormiston Bushfield Academy starting this
Friday (27 July 2012).
The Summer Friday Night Football Project will
run every Friday for four weeks and will be held on the artificial
pitch at the back of the old Ormiston Bushfield Academy building at
the Orton Centre. The final session will take place on Friday 17
For young people aged 11 to 14, football
sessions will start at 5.30pm and finish at 7pm, followed by a
session for 15 to 19 year olds from 7pm to 8.30pm. A Peterborough
United coach will be attending the sessions and working with the
young people to improve their skills.
Carlos Harrison, South Team Community Based
Youthworker for Peterborough City Council, said: “This project is
an excellent opportunity for young people of all ages and abilities
to come together for a common interest. We want to encourage
talent, build confidence and get our young people involved in
The project is being run in partnership with
Peterborough United, Cambridgeshire Police and local ward
councillors, who awarded £504.00 Community Leadership Funding.
Nick Sheppard, Participation and Social
Inclusion Manager for Peterborough United, said: “We are delighted
to be working in partnership once again with the city
council. We have many successful projects that we are running
in partnership and we are delighted to be continuing our work with
the city council.”
Sheila Scott, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services for
Peterborough City Council, said: “It is projects such as these that
offer our young people the opportunity to have fun, meet new
friends, burn off some energy and improve their football skills.
Who knows, we could have a future football star in our city!
Providing a safe and caring environment for young people allows
them to interact with others and is certain to have a positive
effect on their personal growth and development.”
Throughout the four weeks there will be an
ongoing tournament with a prize presented at the end to the winning