Young footballers tackle racism at Corsham event
Young people in Corsham helped kick racism out of sport at Springfield Community Campus by showing off their football skills.
The campus hosted its first Kick It Out event as part of the organisation’s ‘Season of Action’, which is shining a spotlight on grassroots and community activity. 35 young people aged 11-19 showed their talents by taking on the crossbar challenge, beat the ‘keeper and a chip bin and a keepy-up challenge.
Teams lined up for a series of matches on the campus all-weather pitch before the whistle was blown on a successful fun day thanks to the support of the Corsham Area Board.
The Corsham ‘Season of Action’ event was part of Wiltshire Council’s Sports Development team’s wider Kick It Out programme which also held events in Chippenham and Salisbury.
The all-weather pitch at Springfield Community Campus is already being used by The Corsham School and local sports clubs including Corsham Hockey Club who train and play matches on it.
Jonathan Seed, cabinet member for campuses, said: “I’m delighted to see the facilities at the Springfield Campus now being used by the local community and especially young people”.
“As part of our public health and communities agendas we are committed to increasing sports and physical activity levels amongst both adults and children. The campus programme ensures that we have high quality facilities where these types of activities can take place.
“There will be more events of this type in the future and we encourage people of all ages to get involved.”
From Gazette and Herald