Football coaching set for welcome return

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Football sessions for youngsters in a Sheffield neighbourhood are due to kick off once again - months after being scrapped due to council cuts.

Sheffield Council used to pay for the sessions in Greenhill Park, Lowedges.

But now Greenhill and Bradway Tenants’ and Residents’ Association has secured £3,000 from South Yorkshire Community Foundation and Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright.

Stephen Rich, spokesman for the association, said: “The council has helped our group and Friends of Greenhill Park to obtain the funding.”

Football sessions in Greenhill Park return from August 27 to 30, from 1pm to 3pm, and will continue during early evenings until November, before re-starting in March.

Mr Rich added that the Lowedges Festival, organised by Greenhill and Bradway TARA, attracted at least 12,000 visitors when it was held earlier this month.

He said: “It was a very busy day and lots of stalls sold out. We had to turn 200 people away who wanted to have stalls because we were only insured for so many, but we are working on a solution for 2014.

“We would like to thank all organisations and businesses who sponsored the festival and volunteers.”