Tuesday 11 Feb 2003

WINNERS - ST FRANCESCA GABRINI PRIMARY SCHOOL REPRESENTING MILLWALL FOOTBALL CLUB

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St Francesca Gabrini Primary School were outright winners of Network Rail’s regional Under 11 six-a-side football finals last Wednesday in Norwich. The school, who won every game without conceding a goal, were representing Millwall football club. The tournament was part of Network Rail’s national Football in the Community scheme. Dave Palmer, Regional Manager for Football in the Community said: “The players were full of enthusiasm for representing their school, club and community.  All the games were played with an excellent spirit.  Seven out of the nine teams are funded by Network Rail on a local level.  This makes a tremendous difference.”   Football in the Community is a nationwide programme where staff work enthusiastically with football clubs running coaching sessions and tournaments to promote railway safety in local communities and to help highlight the dangers of and to deter railway crime. Keeping young people motivated and occupied is always a challenge and that's why Football in the Community is such a worthwhile initiative. -more- Football - 2 Every year, over 90% of all reported acts of vandalism on the railway are committed by young people who are often bored, disillusioned and at a loose end.  Through a £1 million investment, Network Rail and Football in the Community work together on fun and enjoyable activities for over a million kids across the country every year.  Safety is our goal and Football in the Community helps us achieve it.

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