Can you keepy-uppy? Jersey Crimestoppers are hoping to revive the once popular ‘keepy-uppy’ craze as part of a celebration of a summer of football, in a bid to get local youngsters in Jersey reporting crime [4 July 2014].

The volunteer group is working with Community Sports Development, who facilitate a number of sporting activities intended to engage young people, in an effort to to prevent crime, develop communities and educate young people.  

Specially branded hacky sacks will be distributed to young people aged 12-17 years via Community Sports Development programmes throughout the summer.

Hacky Sacks

Engaging with young people

Niall McClure, volunteer Chair of Jersey Crimestoppers said: "The goal of this campaign is to engage with young people in a fun way but at the same time highlight the Crimestoppers service and encourage them to pass on information anonymously".

Jersey Crimestoppers are kick-starting the campaign tonight (Friday 4th July) at Millennium Park, St. Helier, from 6:30pm.

To learn more about Friday Night League, visit www.facebook.com/communitysportsjersey or follow the conversation on Twitter using #coppauppy 

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