Football tournament proves a hit
19th July 2011
Local MP present as Yemeni charity benefits from competition.
James Morris, MP for Halesowen and Rowley Regis, was delighted to attend the event run by the Halesowen and Dudley Yemeni Community Association Youth Club. There were two competitions - one for under 17s and another for under 19s on the day. James presented both winners with their trophies, medals to the finalists and two player of the tournament awards.
The hard contested tournament contained teams from across the West Midlands, including Birmingham and from other cities in the UK. It was held at the Powerleague Soccer Centre on Park Road in Halesowen. The tournament had been organised to raise funds for a new community centre on the existing Highfield Lane site, to replace the temporary facility there.
Whilst he was there, James also spoke with representatives of the local Yemeni community, including trustees and youth workers. The Yemeni Community Association has been active in and around Halesowen for over two decades. They frequently hold activities for the local community, including the youth club, councillor surgeries and events for local pensioners.
Other attendees at the tournament included David Vickers, Councillor for Halesowen South and Dudley Council Cabinet Member, Councillor Jennie Dunn, Belle Vale, Councillor Gay Partridge, Cradley and Foxcote and Inspector Clive Steedman for Halesowen Police.
James Morris commented: "It was great to see so many teams participating in what was a very competitive tournament. It was a pleasure to present the trophies to the winners and medals to the finalists. The tournament raised important funds towards the building of the new community centre and I look forward to participating in future events".