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Posted On: 19th Jul 2013

Bringing Teams Together

The football pitch
Lead Fixer Ashlea

A group of Fixers, determined to bring young people together in their town, are hosting a five-a-side football tournament to encourage communication between different groups.

 

The Fixers, from Buckley, North-East Wales, hope the event will encourage new friendships, and in turn show others in the town that not all young people are troublemakers.

 

The tournament will consist of eight teams playing 20 minute matches on a specially constructed football pitch in the town centre.

 

(Teams can register for the tournament by downloading the registration documents available here.)

 

Lead Fixer Ashlea Jones (19) hopes the event will promote respect among young people.

 

‘Many young people in Buckley have raised their concern of the amount of youth hanging around the streets, drinking alcohol and causing a nuisance, and this gives every young person a bad name,’ says Ashlea.

 

‘By bringing young people together and giving them something to do, it gets them off the streets and allows other residents to see that young people are not all bad.’

 

Winners of the tournament, which is set to take place on Sunday 18th August, will receive medals for their work. Also there will be refreshments on the day, and a barbeque if the summer weather stays.

 

‘We want it to be a friendly atmosphere so everyone gets along,’ says Ashlea. ‘Many groups of young people in the town are a little segregated, but we want to break that.’

 

Take a look at the poster below for details about the Fixers' football tournament.

 

Click here to download the registration forms for the tournament.

 

 

 

 

 

Author: Ashley Scrace

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