On Sunday 8 July, between 10.30am and 3pm, football
FOCUS teams of all ages and genders will compete for the
prestigious beach tournament cup at Sandbanks Beach.
Other activities include DJ workshops, drumming workshops, obstacle
courses and sand sculptures. The event is free to attend and open
to all, so why not make a day of it and come down to watch and
participate in a variety of beach activities.
FOCUS is a multi agency project,
driven by Dorset Police, Borough of Poole, DCFA and Nacro. It
uses sport as a tool to engage with young people and break down
barriers in local communities between the police and young
To date over 250 young people between
the age of 10 – 19 have been involved, with football being the main
tool of engagement. Weekly training sessions take place led
by the police and supported by youth centres, within many different
communities across the Borough benefiting from this work.
This year the event has been funded by sponsorship from Poole
Housing Partnership and the Co-Op Community Fund. For more
information call Leisure Services on 01202 261306.