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THIS summer, international football will be played in cities of France and Brazil, where the world’s top, elite athletes will be competing for gold in August’s Olympic Games.

It will be an exciting summer of sport and youngsters who are inspired by the Euros and Olympics don’t have to look far for their own slice of sporting action.

Burton Albion Community Trust has teamed up with Tamworth Borough Council and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue service (SFARS) to provide FREE multi-sport sessions, between July and September at a variety of venues across Tamworth.

Youngsters aged 12 years and older will be able to join BACT and SFARS staff between the hours of 5pm and 8pm, Monday to Thursday, as part of the countywide SPACE programme funded by the office of the police and crime commissioner.

Having delivered 30 sessions across East Staffordshire last summer as part of the SPACE programme, BACT is pleased to once again be working with SFARS to deliver high-quality, multi-sports session on the doorsteps of the local community in Tamworth.

Joanne Sands, Head of Community Safety at Tamworth Borough Council said: “We are very excited to be able to offer a wide range of activities this summer across the whole borough of Tamworth thanks to Burton Albion Community Trust and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service.

“We know lots of kids want to play football and there are also a lot who don’t yet play. It’s a real bonus for us to have two agencies involved with strong track records and who can engage with young people and at the same time educate them on safety, healthy living and hopefully inspire them to be the next gold medallist.”

BACT Health and Inclusion Manager John Widdowson said: “This summer we will have the 18 metre x 12 metre portable street stadia touring local parks. There is also a chance we will have Burton Albion mascots Billy and Betty with us at times too.

“Being involved last year in SPACE and also with SFARS was great and this year Tamworth Borough Council has been very positive, looking to provide new activities to young people who need them most where they can access them FREE of charge.”

Sessions will commence the week beginning 25th July – all the session information can be found

Anyone who would like more information, please get in touch with Dan Brooks on 01283 565938 or by email