YOUNGSTERS in Lowerhouses have been battling it out against Kirklees Council staff for the title of top sporting team.
Members of the Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing Department were challenged to a football match by the youngsters of Fannymoor Lane during the Easter holidays.
After a six-all draw, they decided on a re-match - but this time they held a rounders game at Fannymoor Lane football pitch.
The council workers came out as all-round sporting victors, winning the match 6-4.
Neighbourhood services manager Gerry Beamond said: "This is just one way of getting to know people better in the communities where we work.
"We have taken part in all sorts of sporting competitions, including football, rounders and a mini-Olympics. It was great fun."
The rounders match was part of a free summer activity programme run by Communities United Project (Cup).
The project, which is based at John William Street in Huddersfield, is a charity that uses sport to get children interested in structured activities.
Cup's summer activities are held at sports centres, playing fields or community halls across Kirklees. It also runs a year-round programme of weekly activities, at the same venues.
Both the year-round and summer programmes include activities such as sport, dance, martial arts and crafts. All are open to youngsters aged eight to 16.
Adults can become volunteers for project schemes. Cup also trains people to deliver youth activity programmes in their own communities.
The project is working closely with Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing, using cash from the council's Neighbourhood Renewal Fund to come up with ways to improve life for people in local communities.
This includes developing crime-fighting schemes and improving the health and happiness of residents.
Anyone who wants more information on the activity schemes or Cup itself should phone 01484 510932.