Cashback supporting street football


THE JUSTICE Secretary will join Hearts and Hibs legends, local school children and the Scottish Cup to take part in Cashback Street Football coaching sessions in Edinburgh tomorrow morning.

Children from schools across the city will join Kenny MacAskill, Hearts and Hibs legends Jimmy Sandison and Keith Wright in training sessions on portable pitches in Festival Square.

It’s part of a programme of events for schools and local clubs taking place to promote UEFA Grassroots Day which will end with a Hearts and Hibs legends match.

The training session by Hearts and Hibs legends will be held tomorrow

Earlier this week it was announced that more than £10.5 million worth of proceeds of crime cash has been recovered in the past year. This money will be reinvested in communities through CashBack.

The Scottish Government’s CashBack for Communities programme has invested over £45 million of crooks’ cash for good purposes. Funds recovered through the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002  are provided to communities to put young people on a positive path in life by offering them the chance to take part in hundreds of thousands of free sporting, cultural, educational diversionary activities and development programmes. Over 600,000 young people aged 10 -19 years have already benefited.