NORTH Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Andy Dunbobbin visited Llangoed Football Club’s ground to learn more about how money seized from criminals is helping fund their project.

Llangoed Football Club is a community-orientated club that has a senior football team that caters for boys and adults between 16-40.

It is currently the only football club serving the Seiriol Ward of Anglesey.

Over the last 12 months, the Llangoed and Penmon Community Council has been working with the Club to improve the amenities for the players of the club as well as the public in the area.

The club received funding of £2,500 through the Commissioner’s Your Community, Your Choice initiative, with money going towards improving security at the club dugout following a spate of vandalism. A security gate will shortly be installed at the dugout to prevent anti-social behaviour.

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Mr Dunbobbin attended the club’s ground at Tyddyn Paun Playing Fields and met with Alun Foulkes, Llangoed and Penmon Community Council Clerk, who made the application for funding, as well as member of the club’s management group.

The visit occurred during Anti-Social Behaviour [ASB] Awareness Week, a national event with a ‘focus on the impact of anti-social behaviour on young people, and the importance engaging with the wider public about their vital role in tackling ASB.’

Mr Dunbobbin said: “I am delighted see funding from my Your Community, Your Choice initiative help support Llangoed Football Club.

“Tackling and preventing rural crime is a priority within my Police & Crime Plan and I have been pleased today to experience how funding from my initiative has contributed to the efforts in the area to reduce offending and antisocial behaviour amongst children and young people.

“The visit was timely as it aligned with ASB Awareness Week, a cause which highlights what ASB is and how it can have a detrimental effect on communities, which is something I am committed to preventing.

“As a lifelong football fan, I’ve seen first-hand how the sport can have a positive effect in bringing communities together. The Llangoed Football Club project shows how sport can help young people by providing them with a worthwhile pastime and can unite a community in support for their local team. Good luck Llangoed FC!” .”

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Alun Foulkes, Community Council Clerk, said: “Following a disappointing incident of vandalism at the football club, we were delighted to receive funding from the Your Community, Your Choice to restore the dugout for our members.

“Today we welcomed Mr. Dunbobbin to our training ground to see how the money will be spent and to experience just how our project teaches young people, and adults alike, determination and whilst keeping them active though sport.

“By giving young people a viable activity, I believe it ultimately steers them away from committing anti-social behaviour and becoming a nuisance in our streets.

“I’m proud to have worked with the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner and for their support we are incredibly grateful.”