POLICE and community workers met with young people at an anti-drugs football tournament.
The five-a-side contest at Huddersfield Sports Centre was organised by the Huddersfield Pakistani Community Alliance (HPCA) along with Kirklees Council and the police.
Eight teams, including several from Thornton Lodge, were driven to the centre on a carnival truck with a police escort to highlight work being done to tackle drugs problems in the region.
Tony Holroyd from HPCA, who organised the tournament with Pc Khalid Sadique, said they wanted to find a way for local teenagers and under-25s to meet with police and officials to discuss drug issues.
The move comes after there had been an increase in drug- related crime in the area.
He said: “We want to make people aware of what’s going on with drug use in their communities.
“We want to make an impact and make people realise that things are being done.”