The Cohesion Cup, a fantastic partnership football event took place on Tuesday at Power league on Pride Park. Schools from across Derby came together for a six a side tournament, with a competition for Year 6 and below teams and one for Year 7 & 8 teams with groups from Chaddesden Park, Firs, Ashgate, Bemrose, Pear Tree, Derby Moor, Merrill and the Police Cadets taking part.

Derby City Council, Derbyshire Police, Derby County Community Trust and Derby County Football Club came together to create the Cohesion Cup,  a Free Schools Football Tournament & Skills Coaching day with the aim of bringing young people from different backgrounds and areas of Derby together over a shared love of football.

Rammie came to cheer the teams on and the Deputy Mayor was opened the event and handed out trophies alongside the Police Crime Commissioner, Hardyl Dhinsda.

The Deputy Mayor, Frank Harwood said:

“This was a fabulous event. It was great to see some many children from all different backgrounds mixing together and there was some great football to watch too.”

Derby Moor School said:

“Thank you for inviting us to the football competition today at the Power League. Events of this nature take a lot of arranging and the amount of time you must have committed to the event was evident in the way everything ran smoothly from start to finish. The boys had a tremendous time playing football and mixing with boys from other schools and backgrounds. Winning the Cohesion cup was the cherry on the cake.”