STREET football will be alive and kicking across Moray at the end of the October school holidays.
The demountable pitch will be back in the area later this month, inviting youngsters in Hopeman, Newmill, Rothiemay, Lossiemouth and Elgin to enjoy a game.
The sports initiative has proved successful in the past in providing organised football matches for nine to 17-year-olds and in reducing anti-social behaviour in the evenings.
It is backed by Moray Council, the Scottish Football Association, Grampian Police, Grampian Fire and Rescue Service and the Moray LEADER programme.
Dates and venues are: Hopeman Primary School – Monday, October 27; Monday, November 5; Monday, November 12; Monday, November 26; Monday, December 3; Monday, December 10 and Monday, December 17.
Newmill Primary School – Tuesday, November 6; Tuesday, November 13 and Tuesday, November 27.
Rothiemay Primary School – Tuesday, December 4; Tuesday, December 11 and Tuesday, December 18.
Hythehill Primary School – Friday, November 2; Friday, November 9; Friday, November 16 and Friday, November 23.
Seafield Primary School or Elgin High Street - Friday, December 7 and Friday, December 14.
All sessions will run from 7pm to 9pm and places need not be booked in advance, but further information is available from Moray Council’s football development officer on 01343 556315.
Bookings are also being taken for after-school football sessions which will be run by Moray Council’s sports development section over a six week period from week beginning on November 5.
The sessions will be taken by SFA certified or qualified staff and will be held at Forres Community Centre on Monday, Lossiemouth Community Centre on Friday and Elgin Community Centre on both Tuesday and Friday.
Places are limited and early booking is advised by calling 01343 563395 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org