Thank you for football support

PUBLISHED: 11:25 30 August 2008 | UPDATED: 09:34 10 June 2010

WE are writing to pass on the thanks of the Exmouth Neighbourhood Policing Team to all those involved with the community football day held at Exmouth Rugby Club, on August 11. The initial idea of a kick around between the youths of Brixington and Littleh

WE are writing to pass on the thanks of the Exmouth Neighbourhood Policing Team to all those involved with the community football day held at Exmouth Rugby Club, on August 11.The initial idea of a kick around between the youths of Brixington and Littleham on a summer's afternoon transformed into a tournament involving 11 - 17 year olds from the whole of Exmouth. Despite the unpredictable weather we were amazed at the response of more than 200 competitors and spectators that came and enjoyed the day. The enthusiasm of the youths that formed and organised their own teams and got into town for an early start to the day should be commended. It also demonstrated that if free activities are provided for them, they will attend and participate in significant numbers.The players of all age groups should be congratulated, not only for their efforts on the pitch, but for their behaviour off it, which was exemplary at all times.We would like to thank the members of Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue and the police officers that assisted on their days off. The local businesses that contributed sponsorship and prizes, Exmouth Town Football Club and Brixington Blues for the supply of nets.In particular, we would like to thank Exmouth Rugby Club for providing the use of their facilities for the day and for allowing football to be played on 'the hallowed' turf.The day was a success due to the goodwill and generostity of the people of Exmouth. It is certainly something we would like to repeat in the future. The Exmouth Neighbourhood Policing Team would like to thank all those involved for making this event happen.Dave Evans, neighbourhood beat manager, Brixington, Sally-Anne Southern, neighbourhood beat manager, Littleham.

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