A fantastic Halloween football tournament was hosted at Future Youth Zone in Dagenham on Saturday 30 of October.
The tournament saw participating teams from East Area Met Police, Yarnee and local youths from Future Youth Zone.
Future Youth Zone is an amazing youth centre that caters for many local youths, where staff engage with youngsters and host regular activities for them.
Saturday saw an evening of sport and fun, with many members of the community coming out to engage with each other.
The event was organised by East Area’s Gangs Engagement Officer DC Anoushka Dunic, who is very well respected across east London for all the hard work she does across the area. Also present was Michael Wallace, one of the founders of the Kick Off @ 3 charity that caters for youths right across London. Michael has dedicated his time helping our youth not only engage in sport, but also music and poetry.
Shirley Jackson founder of Youth Unity was also present at the tournament, having recently won an award for an inspirational film the charity have made.
This was a great event for all the local community, our police actively engaged with our youths and everyone who attended was able to enjoy a special Halloween football tournament.
Well done all.