The South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) recently supported a Premier League Kicks event.

Held at Sheffield Hallam University Sports Park in Tinsley, the event brought together young people from football clubs across Yorkshire and the North East.

Clubs in attendance included Barnsley, Doncaster Rovers, Rotherham United, Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday, as well as clubs from further afield, such as Hull City and Newcastle United.

The event saw the young people taking part in a football tournament in the morning, followed by a workshop in the afternoon.

The VRU attended to support the event, and VRU Head Graham Jones has praised the organisers for their work in setting it up.

Graham Jones, Head of the South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit said: “Our local football club community foundations play an important role supporting young people in South Yorkshire, helping them to stay fit and healthy while providing exciting events such as this Premier League Kicks event.

“The VRU has supported Premier League Kicks for a number of years, and it’s impressive to see how it has grown in recent times, with more and more clubs and young people taking part.

“We can be proud that this event has been organised by South Yorkshire, and I am grateful to the organisers for their hard work in arranging it.”