launches competition to offer a deserving local football team a
brand new kit
AS part of its drive to
empower young people, housing development company Oriel, part of the
First Ark Group, is offering one deserving under 16's school football
team the chance to win a brand new kit for its squad; just in time
for the start of the new season.
Any football team with players aged 16 and under, which is linked to
an educational establishment in the Liverpool City region,
eligible to enter Oriel's competition for a chance to win a new kit.
The competition comes on the back of Oriel's recent sponsorship of a
summer youth football camp held at the Lord Derby Academy on Seel
Road in Huyton, run by the Steven Gerrard Foundation in association
with the Hugh McAuley Football Academy. The soccer skills course,
held from 22 August to 29 August 2014 and supported by Oriel for the second
year running, gave 100 local children the opportunity to develop not
only football skills, but grow in confidence and learn life skills
too. Liverpool FC captain Steven Gerrard, who grew up in Huyton, and
team mate Jordan Henderson met the budding young footballers during
their graduation ceremony at the end of the camp.
To enter to win a football kit, teachers, parents and guardians are
invited to submit a 150 word summary which outlines why their team
is the most deserving of the new kit. All entries must be
the 30 September 2014. A panel of judges will review applications and the
team which delivers the most compelling submission will receive a
new kit, including shirts, shorts and socks for 10 outfield players
and a goalkeeper. The winner will be announced shortly afterwards.
Oriel is a housebuilder with a difference; the team is passionate
about building high quality, stylish, spacious and green homes with
all its profits going back into communities.
Group director, Stephen Heverin, said:-
"It's important that we care about the
communities we work with, whether this is by providing new
affordable homes, giving youngsters inspiration by helping them to
meet their sporting heroes, or simply by supplying something as
practical as a much needed football kit to a local school.
This year's soccer school, supported by the Steven Gerrard
Foundation, has been the best to date. Yet again we've been able to
help offer local youngsters the chance to learn new skills and meet
Steven, who is such a fantastic role model. We want to extend our
support further by encouraging schools that are in need of a
football kit to come forward so we can help them to kick off the
season in style."
To find out more about Oriel, or to find out more about the
competition and its full terms and conditions, please visit the
wants your views on Community Remedy
HOW do you think those
responsible for anti-social behaviour and low level crime in your
neighbourhood should be dealt with?
Would you like to see them apologise to their victims, or maybe you
think they should repair the damage they've caused, or speak to the
victim about the impact their behaviour has had on them?
As part of the new Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act
2014 victims are being given a say in how offenders are dealt with
through the Community Remedy and Police and Crime Commissioner
Clive Grunshaw is in charge of how that looks for Lancashire.
And the Commissioner wants your input into what measures you think
should be included on that list, before he agrees the final
Community Remedy document with the county's Chief Constable.
Mr Grunshaw said:- "Community Remedy will be used in cases
where dealing with offenders out of court is the most appropriate
option, and it will be an important way of giving victims a voice in
As Police and Crime Commissioner I want to empower victims and
communities. I want them to feel involved in tackling the issues
which blight their neighbourhoods and to feel satisfied with the
outcome if they have been a victim of crime.
By having a say on what should be included in Lancashire's Community
Remedy document, residents can influence how offenders are dealt
with. The measures need to be appropriate and proportionate to the
types of offences and they also need to be things which will have
a positive impact.
Ultimately the aim is to empower victims, rehabilitate offenders,
and see damage repaired."
In order for a Community Remedy to be used the offender needs to
accept they've committed an offence, the victim needs to agree with
them on the remedy and the Police need to agree the remedy is
appropriate for both the crime and the offender.
Suggested remedies include the offender meeting the victim
face-to-face through a Restorative Justice process, an apology from
the offender to the victim either by letter or face-to-face or the
offender repairing the damage or cleaning up any mess caused as a
result of their actions.
In total, the Commissioner is asking residents to indicate whether
they agree or disagree with 7 proposed options, and is also
asking for them to make any suggestions.
Residents will be able to take part in the survey by visiting the
Police and Crime Commissioner's area at the Lancashire Constabulary
Open Day on Sunday, 28 September 2014, or go online at:-
THOSE who are looking for a
fun night out should come to John Nelson`s Fun Quiz on Wednesday, 8
October 2014 at Formby Luncheon Club, Rosemary Lane at 7:30pm
prompt. Tickets cost £5 and there will be a raffle and auction, all
proceeds to go to Formby Royal British Legion Branch Funds, which
funds Remembrance in Formby, Altcar, Ince Blundell and Hightown.
People are asked to bring their own drinks and glasses. Tickets are
available from the Luncheon Club, Formby Books or Formby Hardware or
by ringing:- 01704 871927, or 01704 874101. Those who have not been
to 1 of John Nelson`s Nights before are in for a treat, please come
prepared to enjoy yourselves!