Theresa May congratulates Blacon High School cage footballers
Home Secretary Theresa May visited Blacon High School yesterday to congratulate the national champions of cage football.
After Mrs May’s visit the young footballers were whisked off to watch Manchester City play a Champions League match at the Etihad Stadium as a treat.
Mrs May was a guest of Chester MP Stephen Mosley.
Cage Football sees two teams of two battle it out inside a cage, producing action-packed games lasting just two or three minutes.
The team from Blacon recently won the national title. The ‘cage’ is used by Cheshire police to engage with younger members of the local community.
A spokesperson for the Cage Football company said: “Cage football takes one of the best loved games on the planet and crams it into a fast-paced and exciting two minutes.
“The football cages can be set up almost anywhere that is flat. This makes them easy to reach the people you want to as you can take the cage to them. The sheer presence of the cage will always get you noticed making it perfect for events, corporate entertainment or outreach in the community.
“Some inner cities have already used cage football as a way to change the community for the better in a bid to tackle street crime and gang culture.”