Gwent Police breaking down barriers through sport

23rd February 2022

During half term more than 50 young people from Caldicot took part in a six-a-side football tournament against officers from Gwent Police.

The event was hosted by Positive Futures and Mon Life, which delivers Monmouthshire County Council’s leisure and youth provision.

It aimed to build trust and forge positive relationships between young people and officers.

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent, Jeff Cuthbert said: “I am really pleased to see the tournament taking place. I am aware that there have been incidents of anti-social behaviour in the area, and I hope that the partnership working between Gwent Police, Monmouthshire County Council, Positive Futures and South Wales Fire and Rescue will provide support to young people and prevent them from becoming involved in anti-social behaviour.

“Early intervention is so important. I am a strong believer in sport being used as a mechanism to break down barriers between young people and the police, to change perceptions and increase respect. I would like to thank everyone involved in the event.”

Positive Futures delivers projects across Gwent and receives funding from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner as part of the Commissioner’s commitment to keeping neighbourhoods safe and increasing community confidence in policing.

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