Cardiff Bay Warriors hosted their ‘Lives Not Knives’ football tournament and family fun day on the weekend – tackling youth violence through the togetherness of sport!
The event began on Saturday 31st August at Cardiff International Sports Campus and ended on Sunday 1st September.
Teams from across the UK travelled to Cardiff for the tournament, including participants from London, Leicester and Birmingham.
The full list of teams included:
- Cardiff Bay Warriors (Cardiff)
- Olympia 808 (Birmingham)
- Hilltop FC (Brent, London)
- Tower United (Tower Hamlets, London)
- Western Ballers (West London)
- Leicester United (Leicester)
Hilltop FC won the 11-a-side football tournament after beating Cardiff Bay Warriors in the final on Sunday.
The Cardiff-based team also held a Family Fun Day on the Sunday, welcoming families from the community and beyond to Cardiff International Sports Campus.
Activities included bouncy castles, face painting, information stalls and engagement with representatives.
Visitors included Stephen Doughty MP (Cardiff South & Penarth), who participated in CPR training, engaged with youth attendees and presented the winners with the ‘British Championships’ trophy.
South Wales Police, Cardiff & Vale College representatives, Hayaat Women Trust, Fearless and Uprising Cymru were also present on the weekend.
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