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Football drive for young people

Former England and Aston Villa defender Gareth Southgate is encouraging more young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to play football.

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Gareth Southgate: Encouraging young people into football in charity drive

Former Villa player Gareth Southgate was in Birmingham in his role as ambassador for a charity

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 is 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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