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Cardiff youth clubs come together to build relationships through football

Credit: Cardiff Council

Cardiff has hosted its first inter-youth football tournament this month, bringing together more than 90 young people from youth clubs across the city.

The joint partnership project between Cardiff Youth Services, Cardiff & Vale College (CAVC) and South Wales Police, is supported by Cardiff City Football Club Foundation and aims to build positive relationships between young people who live in different areas of the city.

Teams from Gabalfa, Llanrumney, St Mellons, Powerhouse in Lanedeyrn, Eastmoors in Splott, North Ely and Caerau as well South Wales Police and Cardiff’s youth workers competed in the tournament hosted at Cardiff & Vale College, Dumballs Road.

The event also provided an opportunity for Cardiff Youth Services to engage with young people, providing information, support and guidance about issues that they mayface within their community.

Cardiff Council’s Cabinet Member for Tackling Poverty and Supporting Young People, Cllr Peter Bradbury said: “Bringing together young people from different post codes across the city is vital in forging positive relationships and helping to dispel negative feelings young people may have towards each other.

“Through friendly competitions in sport, gaming and other activities, young people can build friendships in other communities and Cardiff’s Youth Services can engage with young people, providing guidance and support whilst helping to alleviate issues around anti-social behaviour.”