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May 4, 2010, 1:48 PM
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The Nottingham Unity Project are a youth project that tackles inner city problems and gets young people into education/employment, by using football as the 'carrot' for engaging these young people and breaking down post-code rivalry etc. We have over 600 young people on the project covering all of Nottingham (including St Anns, Radford, Meadows). The project has been going for 5 years and was founded by a gentleman called Morris Samuels. The amount of young people that we have guided into employment and education is phenomonal. We have also linked up with numerous semi-professional clubs and we have over 60 players now playing in the various leagues from Conference North, Unibond, East Midlands Football League and Central Midlands, plus we have scouts from professional clubs all over the Country currently reviewing several of the young people. We have an Under 19's academy team which we formed in 2009 with Hucknall Town called Hucknall Town Unity Academy which in their first season won their division scoring over 80 goals in 18 games. We targetted a specific group of young people who were unemployed and not in education, and to earn their position in the team they had to be in employment
or education which we guided them with, so all together this is a fantastic achievement.
In honour of everyone thats been involved in the project we have a football match against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground, Nottingham on May 13th 2010 6:30pm kick off.
Tickets are free and anyone is invited to come and support. To request a ticket, email me on [email protected] and send me your name, date of birth and address and we will arrange your tickets.
We need all requests by this Friday.
Yours in Sport