Back of the net

In the net
In the net

Back of the net. Story and photo by Aden Steelers

Dr Alan Billings, the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire, has awarded a grant of £4,500 to Aden Steelers Football Club from his grants scheme.

The club encourages young people to take part in sports activities to divert them from involvement in crime. In addition, the club has been running sessions designed to help young people resist the pressures that might face to become involved in extremism, prevent themselves becoming involved in crime, and to see positive roles models within their community. The first event on extremism was held in December and was attended by locals of all ages. Sheikh Abu Mohamed of Al-Rahman Mosque and Sheikh Mohamed Ali of Al-Taqwa Mosque spoke to the 100 strong audience.

Dr Billings said: “Aden Steelers are confronting a serious issue head on. Young people are potentially open to being influenced. Aden Steelers are using football as a way of engaging with young people, giving them good advice and good role models.”