Sunday, January 07, 2007

Football at Kensington Meadows

Jumpers for goalposts will soon be a thing of the past for young Rooneys and Lampards playing football in the area.

The youngsters from Larkhall and Snow Hill have won a grant from Youth Bank to improve the facilities at Kensington Meadows.

The initiative, run by young people themselves, will next week award them £1,380.

Walcot Cllr David Dixon (Lib Dem), who put the youngsters in touch with the organisation, said the money would pay for new goalposts plus a one-off coaching session. c "It's great because it's getting more young people involved with physical exercise," he said. "We've had both young and old people there using their jumpers to mark the goalposts. This award, plus the revamp of the Riverside youth centre, is all culminating to provide better facilities for young people."