We welcomed groups of children from Tranmere Rovers Beechwood Recreation Centre and The Little Centre in Beechwood to Prenton Park for our last home game against Grimsby Town on Saturday 22nd April, to wrap up our latest project with Merseyside Violence Reduction Partnership.
The children were invited inside Prenton Park Recreation Centre for a game of football, before being provided with a free meal in our Legends Rooms and live music from DJ David Nye, who invited some of the children to come and learn how to use his decks.
There was also a photography exhibition, with Amelia, a young girl from Beechwood, displaying the photographs she had taken around the area for everyone to see.
The children were then given free tickets to attend the match under the supervision of our Tranmere Rovers in the Community staff.
The event wrapped up our latest project with Merseyside Violence Reduction Partnership (MVRP), where we have been providing free football sessions, meals, and access to our brand-new Youth Zone, including games consoles, table tennis and other activities, at Beechwood Recreation Centre to children as a positive alternative to engaging in negative behaviours on the estate.
Project Manager, Tom Rowlands, said: “The event was a great opportunity to conclude the MVRP Beechwood programme. Our group thoroughly enjoyed the matchday experience, and it was a fitting way to celebrate the success of our diversionary programme which in total has actively engaged over 50 teenagers through the power of football.”
If you are interested in finding out more about any of our sessions at Beechwood Recreation Centre, you can contact us on Community@tranmererovers.co.uk.