Friday, February 29, 2008

Kensington United Community Football (KUCF) Chinese New Year tournament

Last weekend saw the annual KUCF tournament with a Chinese New Year theme.

We Kensington and Fairfield councillors supported their efforts with some of our Neighbourhood Renewal Fund as it is a really great event.

It is a combination of healthy and competitive sport, youth (and adult) activity - keeping people off the street and giving them something enjoyable to do, and it is great for community relations. The players are all from Kensington but come originally from all over the world, as well as from Liverpool.

In a nutshell KUCF believes that using the medium of sport - football in this case - to engage people from different areas, communities will help them to live together more harmoniously. Either that or they just really enjoy holding their own special World Cup each summer on Botanic Park and the rest is a bonus.

There were lads from places as far away as Kensington, Africa, Afghanistan, China and Edge Hill.

We had the presentation ceremony at Chilli Chilli on Nelson Street in Chinatown - another good reason to support the competition. Liam and I had a really good evening.

I was pleased to present the Fair Play trophy to the Mandela Saints, I will post some of the photos up when I get them (Siddi please note!)

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