League set to kick off

A FOOTBALL league aimed at young people in Hartlepool will kick-off again later this month.

The Grayfields Street League starts again on September 28, and matches will take place every Friday from 6pm-9pm until the end of March next year.

There will be separate competitions for under-10s, under-12s, under-14s, under-16s and under-18s. Alongside the league, there will also be structured coaching sessions for under-8s.

The street league which is run by Hartlepool Council’s sport and physical activity team, is based at Grayfields.

Assistant recreation officer Daniel Garthwaite said: “The league has proved really popular over the last few years and it gives young people aged six-18 an opportunity to use their spare time constructively.

“As well as having lots of fun playing football, young people also have the chance to develop new skills around teamwork, communication, discipline and taking responsibility.”

Teams entering the league need a minimum of three players but can have up to five. There is a charge of £4 per week per team, while the structured coaching sessions for under-8s cost £1 per person per week.

For further information call (01429) 284050 or e-mail sport.recreation@hartlepool.gov.uk