Police net links with youngsters as part of tournament

Police in Morpeth have been netting links with youngsters as part of a football tournament.

Members of the Morpeth Neighbourhood Policing Team organised a second successful Summer Cup, on the back of nine Easter Shields, which saw young people aged between ten and 12 take part in five-a-side football matches.

This year’s competition took place in July at Morpeth Riverside Leisure Centre. All those involved received a medal for taking part, while the winning team walked away with the cup.

Morpeth Community Support Officer Paul Moorhead refereed the matches while fellow CSO Susan McCallum assisted in organising the teams.

Acting Neighbourhood Inspector for the area, Sharon Wilmore-Greaves, said: “This was another extremely successful event with over 100 attendees who either played football or got involved in other activities on offer.

“Four teams competed for the cup with Bothal Juniors crowned the winners and the Chicken Dippers runners up. Player of the tournament was Orla Callaghan.

“It’s great to see so many people turn out for this fantastic family day and I’d also like to say thank you to local businesses and organisations for their support, as well as Bad Apples and the leisure centre itself.

“I look forward to next year’s event which I have no doubt will be another success.”