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The hottest October day on record (Saturday, 1 October) was
matched by an equally intense football competition as 16 teams
battled it out for the inaugural City of London Police tournament
A total of 128 players, including children and adults, took to
the field on pitches at Mulberry School for Girls in Tower Hamlets.
Fourteen Police Officers and Police Community Support Officer’s
(PCSOs) volunteered their own time in the morning to help, manage,
support and encourage the young teams as well as getting to know
local residents even better.
The Net Smashers secured the junior title this year with a
superb victory on penalties over Aldgate FC Juniors. They were
awarded the prize of a golden boot each and 2012 footballs. The
police team PFC narrowly won over Aldgate FC in another nail-biting
penalty shootout in the over 14’s tournament. Sir John Cass
Foundation School were presented with the team Fair Play award for
their fantastic sportsmanship and talent displayed throughout the
Adrian Leppard, the City of London Police Commissioner, who
attended and awarded the prizes, said:
"I have wholeheartedly enjoyed watching so many people from our
community, old and young alike, coming together to play a part in
this competition. Considerable skill and teamwork, not to
mention great sportsmanship, have been displayed by the teams
throughout the day and it's been a delight to award the prizes to
the worthy winners."
Carolyn Piper, Sports Development Officer at the City of London
“Football is a fantastic way to bring the whole community
together. There is a real appetite for more sports being made
available across City of London estates and fun events such as the
City of London Police tournament are a vital part of our strategy
to meet this demand. This is just one of the ways we are working
with the City of London Police to encourage community interaction,
including our partnership to help run the City of London Police
Community Boxing club.”
Henry Jones, a Portsoken common councillor, supplied much needed
fresh fruit on the day to help keep the teams recover from the
The tournament has been running for the last 4 years in
partnership with the Drug Action Team and 2011 saw the first year
it was funded by City of London Police.