Portishead footballers watch their sporting heroes

YOUNG footballers from Portishead travelled to London to play and watch their favourite sport.

YOUNG footballers from Portishead travelled to London to play and watch their favourite sport.

Nine youth club members from the town, all Bristol City football fans, took part in the 'Kickz Project', allowing them to play other youngsters in another part of the country.

The trip was organised with the community department linked to Queens Park Rangers Football Club and allowed the youngsters to play a team of QPR fans before moving on to use the free tickets they had all been given for the QPR V Bristol City match at Loftus Road.

Youth worker, Peter Noble, said: "The boys played their game in great spirit with all the players shaking hands at the end. Portishead Youth Club won 8-5, unlike Bristol City who unfortunately lost 3-0, but everyone had a brilliant day."


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He added: "It was a great experience for these young people from Portishead and the way they behaved and enjoyed the time made it very worthwhile.

"On their return the young people spent an evening at the youth centre telephoning and writing to other clubs, trying to arrange further similar trips.

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"Another great opportunity to increase their confidence and actually get young people more actively involved in what happens at the youth centre.

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