Former England defender and Aston Villa captain Gareth Southgate was in Birmingham today to launch his ambassador role for the StreetGames Football Pools Fives, a new programme aimed at taking football to young people in some of the UK’s most disadvantaged communities.
The programme, which provides opportunities for underprivileged young people to play 5-a-side football and take up coaching and volunteering roles, hosted its second regional final at the Futsal Arena in the city.
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Isolated wintry showers perhaps giving further, mainly slight, snow accumulations inland.
Staying largely dry for most of the night, but then with a line of showers travelling south across the region through the early hours.
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