Twilight Soccer hailed as success

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LARNE’S Twilight Soccer summer programme has been hailed as a success.

The programme, for 13 to 18-year-olds took place on Friday evenings and was rotated between The Cliff in Seacourt and Greenland Multi Use Games Arena (MUGA), and was also hosted in Carnlough during the same weeks at the Glenlough MUGA.

It attracted a large numbers with the average nightly attendance exceeding 74 young people.

Detached Youth Worker David McAllister commented: “This has been another very successful Youth Project for young people. Not just through the numbers of young people attending but also through the relationships that have been built up during the programme between the young people from different communities within the Larne Borough.”

As part of the programme, young people were required to participate on Informal Educational Workshops which focused on anti-social behaviour and alternatives to violence.

The programme was funded through the Community Safety Unit Priority Youth Interventions Fund and was delivered in partnership with the Sports Development Unit, with support from local community groups and the PSNI.

David added: ”I would like to thank all those involved in making this project a real success, in particular Niall Curneen, Community Sports Development Officer. I would especially like to thank the young people because, without their commitment and patience, I don’t think the project would have been as successful.”