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'Operation Teamwork'

Tuesday Sep 1, 2009

Members of the Turnaround Team took part in ‘Operation Teamwork' during August-a multi agency approach working towards making the community a better place in which to live.

During the two day event numerous activities were arranged for local children, including football training and golfing lessons run by Tamworth Police. Other activities included street dancing, arts and crafts, face painting and a bouncy castle for the younger children to play on.

Apart from presentations on drug and alcohol abuse and domestic violence, the local fire service were at hand to advise parents on fire safety and also provide smoke detectors to homes. Members of Tamworth Borough Council's Street Wardens and Street Scene also visited the area offering their services. One of the highlights of the day was when Tamworth Turnaround Team attended Tamworth Football Club with over 25 local children in order for them to meet team player Stuart Nicholson and assistant manager Darron Gee.

Sgt Jim Hooper from the Turnaround Team said "this was an excellent opportunity for local children to come and visit their local football club and show their support. Not only did people have a chance to visit the ground and meet some of the players, we were also delighted to give out football kit which was donated by the club".

Following a visit to the football Club members of the Turnaround Team then gave out over 300 free children tickets for the Grays Athletic match on Saturday 15 August. Tamworth

Football Club and Turnaround are committed to working in the local community together and will be visiting local schools promoting ‘Every Child Matters' and will be giving away over 15,000 tickets during the next football season.

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