Footballing star to team up with young people in North Glasgow

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Former Scotland and Rangers footballer Billy Dodds will be helping to put young players through their paces at a football festival this weekend in North Glasgow.

The StreetGames Football Pools Fives programme provides opportunities for young men and women, aged 16 to 25, from some of the most disadvantaged areas of the UK to play 5-a-side football and to also experience volunteering, coaching and try a range of other sports and activities.

The regional festival at Glasgow Club Petershill on Saturday, July 13, is the tenth of 11 StreetGames Football Pools Fives regional tournaments which will culminate in a National Final this summer at St George’s Park.

With the final fast approaching, Dodds will be there to share his experiences and passion for the game with the young people who will be taking part. The young people have come from a range of community and youth projects from all around the Glasgow region.

The football festival is hosted by Sports charity StreetGames and The Football Pools.

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