E2G in the Press!

Our E2G (everyone2gether) football tournament gets national media attention thanks to our special guest Barbara Windsor MBE.

On 2nd of April we hosted a borough wide football tournament in partnership with Barnet FC and supported by Barnet Police.

32 teams from across the borough took part in the tournament, The E2G project has been designed to help reduce gang culture and build stronger working relationships between the police and groups of young people in the borough. The tournament saw young people from different estates around Barnet interacting positively with each other and neighbourhood police officers.

Nutmeg Representative Darwin Bernardo said of the tournament “It’s true when they say that sports can be used as a tool to break down barriers. Young people are already asking when the next tournament will be. This is amazing.”

We were lucky enough to have the support of EastEnders star and Team London Ambassador for Street Parties Barbara Windsor MBE. Who attended alongside, Barnet FC star Mauro Vilhete, Matthew Offord (MP for Hendon) and Cllr Hugh Raynor Mayor of Barnet.

Barbara Windsor MBE said: “I want to thank Darwin and the Nutmeg team for inviting me. It's been a wonderful day and I have met some fantastic young people”. The event also caused a stir in the press, both local and national press have covered the event, providing exposure on the positive activities happening in our community.Links to articles are provided below.

We’d like to thank the Barnet Police Team, Barnet FC and Team London, whom without, this event could not have been possible.

 

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/carry-on-constable-barbara-windsor-turns-footballer-as-police-officers-look-on-10178044.html

http://volunteerteam.london.gov.uk/press/view/post/483

http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/12890989.Barbara_Windsor_visits_tournament_at_Barnet_FC/