A football tournament organised by Amber Valley Community
Safety Partnership has been praised for raising awareness of work
on positive activities.
Organised to coincide with Heanor Festival week, the
five-a-side competition was run on a league basis and involved a
total of nine teams.
Matthew Walker entered two teams, as did the Red Lion from
Derby Road in Heanor. Aldercar and Langley Mill Boxing Club, which
has received support from the Community Safety Partnership in the
past, was represented.
Others teams vying for the trophy on Wilmot Street
Recreation Ground were Marlpool United, the Heanor All Stars,
Undynamic and Norfolk 'n' Chance.
Marlpool United met Undynamic in a closely fought final
which went to penalties and eventually saw Marlpool triumph with a
3 - 2 score line.
Members of the winning team and the runners-up were each
presented with trophies by David Rowley, Chairman of the Heanor
Festival Week Committee.
Amber Valley Community Safety Partnership's Assistant
Community Safety Officer Vicki England, who co-ordinated the event,
said: "We are very grateful to everyone who took part and
particularly to Sporting Futures who provided the
"Heanor Festival showcases positive aspects of the town
and this event saw members of the community from pub teams to local
businesses coming together."
The success of the event was reported back to the
Partnership's Violence, Alcohol harm and Licensing (VAL) group when
it met on Thursday. (July 14) Community Safety Officer Sally Price
said it had brought members of the community together and raised
the profile of the Partnership and its work on positive