BURTON Albion have joined forces with Staffordshire Police to host an anti-knife crime event.
As part of support for the #KnifeFree campaign, Burton Albion Community Trust (BACT) run the event at the Anglesey 3G facility in Clarence Street, in-line with the weekly Kicks project where participants age from 11-18.
Local Boxer and Commonwealth Gold Medal Winner, Frazer Clarke, was in attendance at the event, as was Burton College student Jamie Watson, who have both been on the receiving end of knife attacks. The pair took their time to speak to listening youngsters about the dangers or knife-crime and how it can affect many lives.
Young Burton Albion players Ben Fox and Jack Livesey were also in attendance to show support for the campaign.
Paul Gaskin, BACT Inclusion Project Leader, said: “It was a fantastic event and we’re really grateful for all the support that we’ve had.
“The youngsters in attendance were really engaged and to hear the messages in person seemed to really hit-home for most of them.
“Unfortunately, knife-crime is something that’s on the national agenda lately and we hope that by putting on these events that it can change as many peoples mentalities as possible.”