StreetGames is proud to support a great initiative setup by Sporting Elite Community League aimed at using sport to rid the city of knife crime.  The project received some great publicity in the Birmingham Mail which you can view below and continue to read using the link.

KNIVES and gangs are being given the red card at sports projects designed to fight violent crime and provide brighter futures for teenagers in Birmingham. Knife crime has reached alarming levels, with more than 100 stabbings recorded in Birmingham already this year.  The deaths of Sidali Mohammed and Abdullah Muhammad, both just 16, and 18-year-old student Hazrat Umar, have brought the horrifying knife crisis sharply into focus.
Now, a new sports initiative is attempting to combat the troubling wave of gang-related revenge violence on city streets. More than 60 youngsters meet for football matches in Birmingham once every month – but only after they have sat in on an anti-crime workshop.It is part of the Sporting Elite Community League set up by former Aston Villa community coach Seb Hamilton to help keep 14 to 16-year olds on the straight and narrow……
Read the full article from the Birmingham Mail here.
 
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