Teams needed for Bedfordshire Police football tournament Image: KickOff@3

Winning team will represent Bedfordshire in a national final

Bedfordshire Police is holding its first county-wide charity football tournament and is looking to recruit teams of boys and girls for both the under 14 and under 16 events.

The tournament is taking place in aid of Embrace, a charity that supports young people whose lives have been impacted by serious crime.

The seven-a-side tournament kicks off on Sunday 28 April at Kempston Rovers FC in Hillgrounds Road, Kempston, with a maximum of 10 players in each team.

The winning team will then go onto to represent Bedfordshire in a national final which will take place in London in July.

The entry fee is £25 per team; part of which goes towards Embrace to support the work it does with young people in Bedfordshire.

Paul Griffiths, Schools Liaison Officer at Bedfordshire Police, said:

“The aim of this tournament is to build and strengthen the relationships we currently have with our community partners and as such, we have had a lot of local companies offering to sponsor us.

“It is also a great opportunity to get children from across the county together to show off their football skills, as well as being a great excuse for bringing members of the community together with young people.”

For more information on how to register a team, please contact Paul Griffiths on

Please note that the deadline is Friday 29 March and places are filling fast.

If you are interested in finding out more about the tournament, please see the KickOff@3 website