On Sunday 19th May, Steve Dewar (Wilts Youth for Christ Team Leader) organised a scratch team to take part in a football tournament at Melksham Football Club.
The tournament was organised in partnership with Wiltshire Police and some other local charities. Football teams from across the country joined the event. Local team Potterne YFC were the only youth team to take part, the team included students from Devizes and Lavington School.
The amazing youth team came overall 4th place and received medals and more importantly the ‘Sportmanship Award’ for fair play and positive attitude. Most of this team were made up of young people who attend the ‘Friday Night Club’ and others who have been involved with mentoring at school.
Steve would like congratulate all who took part, the Potterne team had no subs so all members had to play all matches! All gave 100% to the cause.
This match was a great follow up to a recent presentation of the Potterne Youth Club on the issues of knife crime and the impact it can have. Steve was keen to give hope in words and actions, on and off the pitch.
A huge well done to Callum M, Ciaran W, Ben H, Truan C, Bethany H, Lenny I, Caleb H.