Street snooker to be launched in Welwyn Garden City

A NEW game combining football and snooker will be launched in Welwyn Garden City tomorrow.

Street Snooker will be unveiled in Moneyhole Lane playing fields on Tuesday.

To mark the national launch Olympic badminton player Gail Emms MBE and world football freestyle champion, and holder of four Guinness World Records, John Farnworth will be demonstrating the game.

Welwyn Hatfield Council is the first to house a Street Snooker kick wall at the Moneyhole Lane playing fields.

The event will start at 10.30am with a football skills workshop run by Brazilian Soccer Schools who will be able to teach the skills to play the game.

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The rules will be explained at 1pm before the first Street Snooker tournament takes place at 1.30pm.

Play equipment was purchased by ward councillors Darren Bennett, Roger Trigg and Sara Johnston from Panshanger using �5,000 Community Chest funding.

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John Farnworth said: “I wish there had been a game like this around when I was developing my skills as a very young man.

“It’s great to see young boys and girls of many different skill levels out enjoying the game.”

Gail Emms said: “I love the fact that covert learning is at the heart of Street Snooker.

“While these young people are having fun and improving their physical aptitude, they’re also flexing their brain cells; developing social and numeracy skills, as well as self discipline.”

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