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King of street soccer contest is crowned.

YOUNG people from across the city took part in the 2011 Cardiff Street Soccer Competition.

The event, which ran over six weeks, is the only street soccer competition in Wales and was supported by Cardiff City stars Craig Bellamy and Chris Burke.

It was organised by Cardiff FC Community and Education Foundation coach and development officer Peter Griffiths and coach and social inclusion officer Mathew Holland in partnership with South Wales Police, Voluntary Action Cardiff, East Cardiff Neighbourhood Management, Communities First and Cardiff FC Futsal Scholars.

The aim of the competition was to prevent anti-social behaviour in the east of Cardiff by ensuring youngsters channel their energy into sport.

The result was a 15% cut in anti-social behaviour.

Contestants took part in a grand final at Cardiff City Stadium in front of 23,000 supporters at half-time during the Championship match between Cardiff City and Derby County.

The 2011 King of Cardiff Street Soccer champion was William Blake, with Nick Davies in second place and the youngest contestant 11-year-old Kieran Griffiths third.
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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
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Date:Apr 14, 2011
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