Barnsley officers challenge Kendray youths to a football match

Date published: 27 February 2019 15:39
Dated: 27 February 2019 15:38:28

Last night (Tuesday 26 January) officers from Barnsley West Neighbourhood Policing Team based at Kendray station, Barnsley, took part in an arranged football match with aspiring Barnsley Football Club players from Kendray and Worsbrough.

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council (BMBC) Targeted Youth Support team arranged the match between the teams and the pitches were kindly donated free of charge by 5IVES at Kendray.

‘Team police’ consisted of PC Rob Reeve, Police Community Support Officers (PSCOs) Gareth Kirkham, David Bagshaw, Stuart Kiley and BMBC colleague Steve Leonard.

The teams played five games of football, with the final scores leaving police un-defeated with four wins and one draw.

Sergeant Darrell Needham said: “It was an enjoyable evening had by all, everybody had fun and it was great for the players to see the officers out of uniform and showing off their footy skills.

“I feel it’s an excellent opportunity to break down barriers with the youth of today.”

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