On Friday 22nd February, ‘Leaders of Tomorrow’, a Community Games event, is being held in Croydon at the Brit School in Selhurst. With the Deputy Mayor of Croydon in attendance, it is an event for young people in our community, organised by three young, local volunteers, Sammy-Jo Bentley, Tara Norwood and George Henry and Clint Muldoon, supported by South London YMCA, Crystal Palace FC Foundation and Lives Not Knives.
Everyone is welcome to come along and enjoy the day – the main feature being 5-a-side football tournaments (age groups: 13-15, 16-18 and adults). It is free to come along, there will be food, a raffle, a number of community stalls and activities; a real family-fun day out with a variety of ways to get involved whether you’re a Football fan or not.
One of the main purposes of the event is that it looks to build on the legacy of London 2012 and the sense of celebration that was felt, fostering that community spirit in Croydon.
The Community Games will be held from 12-5pm (the football kicks off at 2pm) at the Brit School: 60 The Crescent, Croydon, CR0 2HN.