Street soccer is back‏


Street SoccerFollowing the success of the England team at the Women’s World Cup we’re delighted to announce that the hugely popular Street Soccer project is back for a fourth summer of football as part of the Space scheme, co-ordinated by Staffordshire Police and partners.

Young people aged 8-18 will again be able to take part in pop-up football sessions at recreation grounds across the Staffordshire Moorlands, thanks to a partnership between Your Moorlands, Leek Town FC, Staffordshire Moorlands District Council and Staffordshire Police.

This year’s programme started last week and runs every week night until the end of the summer. Football sessions will be led by Leek Town coaches at the following locations from 7pm to 8pm

Mondays – Ball Haye Recreation Ground, Leek
Tuesdays – Brown Edge Playing Fields
Wednesdays – Blythe Bridge Recreation Ground
Thursdays – Church Road Playing Fields, Biddulph
Fridays – Churchill Road Playing Fields, Cheadle

The sessions are free to youngsters aged between 8 and 18 as the course’s costs are being met Your Moorlands, Staffordshire Moorlands District Council and Staffordshire Police.

There is no need to book in advance – just turn up in good time. Each session will be led by two coaches who have been checked fully by the statutory Disclosure and Barring Service.

Councillor Brian Johnson, cabinet member for sport, leisure and communities at the Council, said: “This is a great project which has been very popular in that past, and the young people taking part get a huge amount out of it. It’s a good example of the Council working with our partners to deliver positive activities during the summer school holidays to engage and occupy groups and I’m delighted that we are able to run it again this year.”

Gavin McAlister, Community Projects Officer at Your Housing Group, said: “Your Housing Group are proud to support this project for a fourth year, and look forward to seeing lots of young people from our communities taking part. These sessions are always really well run and great fun for the participants, and they give young people something positive to do over the summer.”

For more information, call Steve Kell Leek Town Community Manager on 07826 206199 or email



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