Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Lancaster Police partners with Blades St Mosque for community footie match

Moghuls FC and Lancaster Police Teams
before the game 
Lancaster Police and the city’s Blade Street Mosque came together last night to play a community football game.

A team of police officers and staff and players from local team Moghuls F.C. representing the mosque played a seven-a-side game against each other at the University of Cumbria’s Lancaster campus, with the Moghuls F.C. players coming out the victors with a 6-0 win.

Sgt John Bond of Lancaster Police’s Community Cohesion Unit said: “All I can say is it’s a good job we had a good goalkeeper, as they could have had ten more otherwise!

“The bruised egos of a few police officers aside, the whole event went really well. All the officers had a great time and really enjoyed the opportunity to engage with a section of our local community in a different way.

“Making sure we are engaging with and building relationships with all the different communities in the area is a vitally important part of our jobs, and plans are already underway to organise another game.

“Clearly, we’ll have to make sure we get some more training sessions done before the next game though!"

You can follow Moghuls FC on twitter at https://twitter.com/MoghulsFC
Lancaster Area Police are on facebook at
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lancaster-Area-Police/141998295859743

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