Video: Wakefield Schools Football Association gets cash boost from Normanton police

Insp Lisa Kirkland and footballer Charlie Freeman
Insp Lisa Kirkland and footballer Charlie Freeman

Junior footballers have received new kits thanks to money seized from criminals.

Wakefield Schools Football Association has been given £2,500 from Normanton neighbourhood police team through the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA).

The cash will go towards running costs and new jackets and polo shirts for the under 14 team.

The association provides after-school games and training for more than 60 teenagers across 18 schools, helping to reduce anti-social behaviour.

Association chairman Dave Hill, who is also a teacher at Freeston Academy in Normanton, said: “With out this support we would not have been able to fund the costs of running the under-14 team for the 2012–13 season with either kit, match facilities or match officials.

“We hope to continue in our efforts to encourage children in the Wakefield area to partake in sports and not get involved in anti-social behaviour.

“However with diminishing funding from local government we need the financial support that has been given by POCA.”

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